A new study finds that the HPV vaccine prevents genital warts and precancerous changes to the cervix in young women ages 14 to 17. Not only does this provide further evidence of the vaccine’s efficacy; it suggests that early vaccination is important.
A senate committee killed a bill, in a 3-2 party-line vote, that would have provided $5 million to the Colorado Family Planning Initiative program.
A number of reports released last week show that cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are increasing in states and localities across the United States.
Last week, a boy in Colorado picked up a used condom on his school’s playground and put it into his mouth. Though this might not seem like news, media outlets across the country, and even internationally, have focused on his risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection.
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.
The bipartisan $200 billion Medicare “doc fix” and health program funding bill includes a two-year extension of the Title V Sec. 510 program, which funds the implementation of ineffective and stigmatizing abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.
Even where conservatives have abandoned “abstinence-only” education, they are still pushing the “sex is evil and will kill you” line. It’s time for pro-choicers to open up a broader conversation demanding sex-positive curricula.
Almost no independent research has investigated the potential health impacts of long-term feminine hygiene product use. Studies have generally taken place through product manufacturers—who aren’t required to release the results in full to the public.
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.
A small human study has found that infusing a person’s blood with HIV antibodies can cut the amount of virus in their body even if they are not taking antiretroviral drugs.