The federal government may be moving forward with the birth control benefit, but the real action in reproductive rights remains in the states.
In this week’s sexual health roundup: A pill may have led to the sexual revolution, but it was penicillin – not birth control; new research says the first time a person has sex really is important; and testosterone release is immediate upon mutual attraction.
A handful of cases at the state level show how far women still have to go to be considered equal citizens under the law.
In this week’s sexual health roundup: researchers create an online model of a simple STD epidemic to see why and when people protect themselves; lawmakers in Colorado propose strengthening that’s state’s sex education law; and a sex toy manufacturer loses its bid for trademark rights.
The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a reminder that the battle for women’s rights is far from over.
In this week’s sexual health round up: we have hit an expected but dreaded milestone with the first document cases of cephalosporin-resistant gonorrhea in North America; a major porn producer sues the city of Los Angeles to stop the enforcement of an on-set condom requirement; and study shows that an age-old herb might work just as well as modern prescription drugs for erectile issues.
Another ruling in the more than forty legal challenges to the contraception mandate in Obamacare shows the fight is far from over.
A new study suggests that smoking can cut the lives of HIV-positive patients by over 10 years; a new app wants to reassure you that the cute guy at the bar doesn’t have an STD; and research shows that women who find their partner sexy feel best about him during ovulation.
Twenty-two Philadelphia schools installed condom dispensers as part of a city-wide effort to reduce STDs; a new at-home HIV test hit drug store shelves but some worry if this is the best way for individuals to find out their status; and a new study suggests that public health efforts may be leaving some men unprotected.
The CDC surveillance numbers for 2011 show that gonorrhea and chlamydia are up especially among young people and that three-quarters of all syphilis cases are among men who have sex with men; an analysis of STIs in New York City finds they are inextricably linked to poverty, and research suggests dormant HPV may reactivate as women near menopause.