Police have made sex workers—and people they suspect of being sex workers—afraid to carry condoms by harassing them and using condoms as evidence of crimes.
As National Condom Month draws to a close, this week’s roundup focuses on condom availability and use: in New York, in high schools, and in colleges.
In many ways, 2012 was a banner year for international family planning and reproductive health. What should we be looking for in 2013?
The vast majority of the teen pregnancies in New York City were unintended and rates of STIs among teens are high. Planned Parenthood NY is launching a campaign to ensure teens have accurate information regarding sex and sexuality.
When it comes to contraception, the United States could be viewed as the land of lunacy. The facts and figures from that country demonstrate the power of contraception to change a society.
More than 20 different methods of long-acting and short-acting hormonal and barrier contraception are now available, many of which are 99-percent-plus effective. But strange superstitions live on.
Have you ever been part of an attempt to set a new record in the Guinness Book of World Records? Want to help break an existing world record while also helping to increase access to HIV prevention tools? If so, YOUR MESSAGE can be featured in what we hope will become the world’s longest chain of paper dolls. It will be on display as at the International AIDS Conference in Washington DC this July.
I talk to C. Virginia Fields the Chairman of the 30 for 30 Campaign, which has brought together numerous national and local advocacy and service delivery organizations to focus on the unique needs of women who are affected by HIV and AIDS, especially black women and transgender women.
This week’s sexual health roundup looks at two studies that focus on teens’ access to emergency contraception, one that found free female condoms reduced HIV transmission, and one that suggests exercised-induced orgasms are a real phenomenon.
Women of color experience much higher unintended pregnancy rates than their white counterparts. As a group they also suffer higher rates of chronic diseases, including pregnancy-related conditions, which can be prevented with consistent use of contraceptives. The new regulation guaranteeing access to contraception without a co-pay will help greatly with these and other health issues.