On this episode of Reality Cast, Jennifer Moss, a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, explains how the HPV vaccine is linked to lower cancer rates even before its protective effects kick in. In another segment, I discuss how the abstinence-only ideology is not completely dead.
Thanks to restrictive laws and limited health-care options, halting the spread of HIV and hepatitis C is often a losing battle—one that puts women substance users in particularly high danger.
The pharmaceutical industry launched a campaign in January of this year to persuade the FDA to approve such medications in the name of equality—which overlooks the fact that most of the drugs being considered simply don’t work.
Some public health experts fear that survivors who return to their homes could begin to spread the virus sexually to their partners. For instance, the World Health Organization has warned that sexual transmission could bring the virus back to places like Senegal and Nigeria, which appear free of the disease.
During his re-election campaign in Colorado, Democratic Sen. Mark Udall has spotlighted senatorial candidate Cory Gardner’s extreme anti-abortion positions, which opposed by most voters, but the congressman has also co-sponsored unpopular abstinence-only legislation.
This week, six lab-grown penises are almost ready for implantation, and an Italian couple apparently became stuck together after a tryst at the beach went awry.
This video from the Greens/European Free Alliance group helps answer a few common questions among people who are still unsure of the history and benefits of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
An international group of researchers believe they have pinpointed not just where and when the virus emerged in people, but the “perfect storm” that helped it become a worldwide phenomenon that has infected 75 million people to date.
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.
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.