October 6, 2014 - 11:19 am
This week, new estimates suggest almost two million cases of chlamydia, there’s more evidence that HIV therapy cannot eradicate the virus in babies, and a study finds that less pubic hair may mean fewer pubic lice—though they won’t be extinct any time soon.
October 2, 2014 - 2:38 pm
In an effort to reduce unintended pregnancy and improve birth outcomes, some states are working to make intrauterine devices easier for Medicaid patients to access.
September 30, 2014 - 3:08 pm
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants are highly effective at preventing pregnancy and safe for women of all ages. Many think they are the ideal contraceptive method for adolescent girls. The American Academy of Pediatrics weighed in this week.
September 26, 2014 - 10:20 am
This week, there are new recommendations for chlamydia and gonorrhea screening for young women, a secret shopper study found that young men may have a harder time buying EC over the counter, and Kansas seizes sex toys.
September 24, 2014 - 10:54 am
The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a looming public health crisis. Last week, the White House simultaneously released a national strategy, a report, and an executive order from the president that takes aim at this issue.
September 19, 2014 - 12:02 pm
The Obama administration’s new campaign suggests that every member of the campus community has a role to play in changing the culture of sexual assault that has gone unchecked for too long.
September 12, 2014 - 11:17 am
Vasalgel, a new method of birth control currently in development, could block the vas deferens and prevent sperm from ever being ejaculated. A new study on baboons suggests the product works, but we’ve been promised male birth control before to no avail.
September 9, 2014 - 3:51 pm
A new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds rape, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence are common in this country. Most victims know their perpetrator and experience the first incident before they turn 25.
September 8, 2014 - 11:00 am
This week, a new study finds men and lesbians have an easier time reaching orgasm than heterosexual women, research suggests it might behoove partners to do housework to get their significant others in the mood for sex, and a vibrator can be worn as a necklace.
August 21, 2014 - 5:37 pm
A new study confirms that virginity pledges don’t work—that is, unless the young person signing them already has a high level of religious commitment.