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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Jan. 29, 2016 — An online 'pop quiz' researchers developed in 2009 shows promising accuracy in predicting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in young women, although not, apparently, in young ... read more

Smartphone App Linked to Increase in Contraceptive Use in India

Jan. 28, 2016 — A smartphone app containing motivational videos developed to help married rural women in India better understand contraceptive choices led to a dramatic increase in the number of women using modern ... read more

Better Access to Contraception Means More Sex for Married Couples

Jan. 26, 2016 — Married couples in low- and middle-income countries around the world that use contraception are having more frequent sexual intercourse than those that do not, new research ... read more

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as Safe as Aspirin

Jan. 14, 2016 — The researchers reviewed major studies of both PrEP for HIV prevention and aspirin for heart attack prevention. They found that both had similar low rates of serious side effects. Aspirin users ... read more

Efficacy of Major Chlamydia Drug Confirmed

Dec. 23, 2015 — In one of the most tightly controlled trials ever conducted of drugs used to treat sexually transmitted infections, researchers have confirmed that azithromycin remains effective in the treatment of ... read more

In China, Training Doctors Reduced STI Risk

Dec. 23, 2015 — Results of a randomized, controlled clinical trial in two Chinese provinces show that providing sexually transmitted infection training and education for physicians resulted in significantly reduced ... read more

LGBT Migrants Persecuted Because of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Before Immigrating

Dec. 16, 2015 — Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) migrants who obtained refuge or asylum in the US or Canada on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity report extensive recollections of abuse ... read more

Contraceptive Implants, Injections Associated With Repeat Abortions

Dec. 11, 2015 — Women who used contraceptive implants or injections after an initial termination were among those with an increased likelihood of a repeat abortion in the long term, finds a new ... read more

Have Sex Workers Revealed a Connection Between Semen Exposure and HIV Resistance?

Dec. 9, 2015 — In a new study, scientists have found that continued semen exposure in sex workers sustains changes in the cervical and vaginal microenvironment in a way that may actually increase HIV-1 resistance. ... read more

Increase in Alcohol Tax Appears to Have Decreased Gonorrhea Rates in Maryland

Dec. 9, 2015 — Increasing state alcohol taxes could help prevent sexually transmitted infections, such as gonorrhea, according to US researchers, who found that gonorrhea rates decreased by 24 percent in Maryland ... read more

Men's Interest in Babies Linked With Hormonal Responses to Sexual Stimuli

Dec. 7, 2015 — Young men's interest in babies is associated with their physiological reactivity to sexually explicit material, according to new research. The study showed that young men who reported more ... read more

Risky Sexual Behavior by Young Men With HIV Who Have Sex With Men

Dec. 7, 2015 — Young men who have sex with men and have detectable levels of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were more likely to report condomless anal sex, including with a partner not infected with HIV, ... read more

Sexual Dysfunction: Overdiagnosed or Undertreated?

Dec. 3, 2015 — The difference between mild sexual difficulties and clinically diagnosable sexual dysfunction is not a new source of debate among health professionals, but it has been stirred up recently by changes ... read more

Window Into Women's Sexuality

Dec. 2, 2015 — Heterosexual women have more diverse patterns of sexual response than previously reported, new research shows. Among women, say the authors, there is significant diversity among women in their sexual ... read more

Scientists Draw Evidence-Based Blueprint for HIV Treatment, Prevention

Dec. 1, 2015 — For many years, clinicians debated the best time to start antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection, with some worrying that the risks of treatment in terms of drug toxicities could outweigh the ... read more

Taking Truvada 'as Needed' Can Prevent HIV-Transmission Amongst People at High-Risk

Dec. 1, 2015 — In a study into the prevention of HIV transmission, people who took the antiretroviral drug Truvada were 86 percent less likely to contract the disease than those who took a placebo, report the ... read more

Why Some People Would Pay for a Drug They Probably Won't Ever Need

Dec. 1, 2015 — A sick person is obviously willing to pay for a good medical treatment, but economists have found that healthy people are potentially a much broader, if largely overlooked, market for medical ... read more

Nixing Latex: Building the Perfect Condom With Hydrogel, Plant-Based Antioxidants

Nov. 23, 2015 — In 2014, there were about 36.9 million people living with HIV and about 2 million were infected. The virus, which causes AIDS, is commonly spread through sexual activity, and although antiretroviral ... read more

Researchers Identify Genes Connecting Endocrine Disruption to Genital Malformations

Nov. 23, 2015 — Genes that are disrupted by abnormal hormone signaling at crucial points during development have been discovered by a team of researchers, a finding that may lead to a better understanding of how the ... read more

Continuum Theory of Sexual Orientation Disputed by Researchers

Nov. 19, 2015 — Researchers have established a categorical distinction between people who are heterosexual and those who are not. The findings are a clear departure from the homosexual-heterosexual continuum used to ... read more

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