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May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015

Improved Sanitation May Reduce Sexual Violence in South African Townships

Apr. 29, 2015 — Improving access to public toilets in South African urban settlements may reduce both the incidence of sexual assaults by nearly 30 percent and the overall cost to ... read more

As Circumcision Wounds Heal, HIV-Positive Men May Spread Virus to Female Partners: Uganda Study

Apr. 28, 2015 — Scientists report that a new study of HIV-infected men in Uganda has identified a temporary, but potentially troublesome unintended consequence of the procedure: a possible increased risk of ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Most female service members who experience sexual assault are unlikely to seek post-assault health care, at least in the short term, suggests a new ... read more

HIV Prevention Messages for High-Risk Groups Should Target Bars, Street Corners

Apr. 21, 2015 — Bars and street corners are ideal venues for broad dissemination of HIV prevention information among drug-using male sex workers and other at-risk populations, according to ... read more

LGBT-Competent Physicians Are Scarce at US Academic Medical Practices, Study Finds

Apr. 20, 2015 — Only 9 percent of US academic medical practices have procedures for connecting patients to LGBT-competent physicians, and only 4 percent had policies for identifying those physicians. In addition, ... read more

Specific Cells in Female Reproductive Tract Display Susceptibility to HIV Infection

Apr. 9, 2015 — Some portions of the female reproductive tract are more likely to be infected by HIV, particularly the ectocervix compared to the endometrium, researchers have discovered. "We now want to ... read more

Sex Crimes More Common in Certain Families

Apr. 9, 2015 — Close relatives of men convicted of sexual offenses commit similar offenses themselves more frequently than comparison subjects. This is due to genetic factors rather than shared family environment, ... read more

New Study Reveals Mixed Picture on the Effectiveness of Viagra and Related Drugs

Apr. 7, 2015 — Viagra and other related drugs are not a universal ‘cure-all’ for impotence, according to a new study. Drugs, clinically known as oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5i), have become the ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — By age 60, more than 50 percent of men in the United States suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition that leads to annoying changes in urinary flow. While medical therapy is usually the ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases and leads to more frequent unintended pregnancies and ... read more

Research Aims to Reduce Health Care Disparities

Mar. 26, 2015 — The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) population has been largely understudied by the medical community. Researchers found that the LGBTQI ... read more

Spinal Surgery Diminishes Low Back Pain, Improves Sexual Function

Mar. 24, 2015 — Chronic low back pain can limit everyday activities, including sex. 70 percent of patients consider sexual activity "relevant" to their life quality, and patients who receive surgical ... read more

Blood Thinning Drug Helps in Understanding a Natural HIV Barrier

Mar. 23, 2015 — A blood thinning agent is helping researchers understand more about the body’s natural barriers to HIV. New research reveals how the protein langerin, which is present in genital mucous and acts as ... read more

Exercise Linked to Improved Erectile, Sexual Function in Men

Mar. 23, 2015 — Men who exercise more have better erectile and sexual function, regardless of race, according to a recent study. "This study is the first to link the benefits of exercise in relation to improved ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Erectile dysfunction is a taboo subject among men. No one likes to talk about it. But the fact is that as men age, an increasing number will suffer from erectile dysfunction. From the age of 30, the ... read more

Regaining Normal Sexual Functioning Is 'Rare' After Prostate Operations

Mar. 21, 2015 — Regaining normal erectile function is rare after the most common prostate operation, radical prostatectomy, new research ... read more

Senior Citizens Increasingly Satisfied With Their Sex Lives

Mar. 17, 2015 — Senior citizens have experienced a considerable improvement in their sex lives since the 1970s. Six out of every ten women and seven out of every ten men over 70 are highly satisfied with their sex ... read more

Window of Vulnerability for STIs to Infect Human Female Reproductive Tract

Mar. 16, 2015 — A comprehensive review of the role of sex hormones in the geography of the female reproductive tract has been presented by researchers, with evidence supporting a "window of vulnerability" ... read more

Common Herpes Medication Reduces HIV-1 Levels, Independent of Herpes Infection

Mar. 13, 2015 — Valacyclovir reduces HIV-1 levels — even when patients do not have herpes -- results from a resent study indicate. The result not only means that Valacyclovir can be used effectively with a broader ... read more

Experimental Herpes Vaccine Upends Traditional Approach and Shows Promise

Mar. 9, 2015 — A new type of vaccine could be the first-ever for preventing genital herpes--one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, affecting 500 million people worldwide. Using a counterintuitive ... read more

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