I worry that in our excitement to promote long-active reversible contraceptives as an effective way of preventing teen pregnancy, members of the public will overlook the importance of sex education and the need for condoms.
A case in which an Ebola survivor appears to have transmitted the virus to his female partner many months after recovery has health experts changing their advice.
Last year research linking vaccines to autism was debunked as a complete fabrication. Now a new study shows that the HPV vaccine does not cause promiscuity. There are no excuses left. Parents have an obligation to society to vaccinate their children. Not doing so is selfish.
In a new–and much-anticipated–report, the Institute of Medicine recommends that health reform guidelines for preventive care to be developed by the HHS include no-copay for contraception and a wide range of preventive services.
Kaiser Permanente makes it incredibly challenging for gay men to get the STD tests they need, hurdles that help fuel the spread of STIs in our community – including HIV. This is especially troubling at a time when new antibiotic-resistant strains of gonorrhea have emerged.
The new film Let’s Talk About Sex was created with the intention of sparking public dialogue about and family communication on teen sex and sexuality issues. Here’s my take on whether the film is giving the right message to the right audiences.
As an African-American female who has worked in public health for 20 years I am a little exhausted of the slow progress that the United States has made concerning health equity for minority populations.
This article is part two in a series on facts and realities of teen sexual behavior in the United States. Here, we take an even closer look at what the data in a recent report is telling us about teen sexual behavior.
New data suggest there are more “teen virgins.” Are there? Well….kind of…..
Even in Massachusetts, where 98 percent of residents have health insurance, research shows cuts to publicly-funded family planning would be devastating.