December 16, 2013 - 5:38 pm
RH Reality Check takes a look at the recent media storm around emergency contraception and weight and explains what readers need to know about the research.
December 10, 2013 - 2:29 pm
This week, an update on meningitis outbreaks at Princeton and the University of California, Santa Barbara; new research suggests that the little blue pill for men may be able to stop menstrual cramps in women; and after making mice infertile, researchers in Australia think they may have the key to a male birth control pill.
December 10, 2013 - 10:31 am
Researchers in Boston announced last week that HIV had once again been detected in two patients who had previously been thought to be rid of the virus. The results suggest that HIV reservoirs, latent cells that have the genetic code of the virus, are more persistent and deeper in the body that scientists had thought.
December 3, 2013 - 1:48 pm
A local television station asked San Antonio parents how they felt about the American Academy of Pediactrics’ new suggestion that schools make condoms available to students. The results suggest that despite good research, myths about condoms leading to higher rates of sexual activity persist.
December 2, 2013 - 12:43 pm
When it comes to condom use, a new study finds that expectations of what alcohol might do and partner type have much more to do with women’s decisions than whether they were drinking or even how much they drank.
November 25, 2013 - 5:29 pm
Four more adults were indicted Monday for what they did—or didn’t do—after the rape of a 16-year-old girl last August. It will be interesting to see if going after the adults who facilitate these situations will be the lesson that communities need to start paying attention to our nation’s rape problem.
November 22, 2013 - 5:19 pm
This week, Princeton University deals with an outbreak of meningitis, former VP Dick Cheney makes a public statement as his daughters disagree publicly over the legalization of same-sex marriage, and a scientist finds herpes on a library copy of Fifty Shades of Grey.
November 21, 2013 - 10:08 am
A new program in the UK is making waves for offering financial incentives to women who breastfeed exclusively for six months. Do programs like this really encourage breastfeeding, or do they just end up making women who have trouble nursing feel like failures?
November 19, 2013 - 10:39 am
A new vaginal ring just entering human trials would release both levonorgestrel, a hormonal contraceptive, and tenofovir, an antiretroviral that has been shown to inhibit the replication of HIV and herpes simplex virus-2.
November 13, 2013 - 5:10 pm
The study’s authors based their hypothesis on previous research on representative bureaucracy, which has found that when agencies that serve women and minorities employ individuals from these groups in higher numbers, their clients benefit.