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May 29, 2017

Body And Sex Related Problems Are Separate from Other Forms of Psychological Problems

May 29, 2017 — Body- and sex related problems constitute a distinct group of psychological ailments that is most common in middle aged women, according to scientific ... read more

Sexual Satisfaction: Treating a Woman With Oxytocin Also Benefits Her Male Partner

May 18, 2017 — A new study showed that the sexual response of men, whose female partners had been treated with the "bonding hormone" oxytocin or a placebo, was enhanced – even to the extent of improving ... read more

Physicians Vastly Underestimate Patients' Willingness to Share Sexual Orientation, Study Finds

Apr. 24, 2017 — A study that surveyed a national sample of emergency department health care providers and adult patients suggests that patients are substantially more willing to disclose their sexual orientation ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — Transmission of infections with HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis or rubella from mother to child before and during birth as well as in infancy still occur across Europe -- despite existing prevention ... read more

Sexual Assault Victimization Disproportionately Affects Certain Minority College Students

Mar. 20, 2017 — Students who perceive that their college campus is more inclusive and welcoming of sexual- and gender-minority people have lower odds of being victims of sexual assault, according to a study. In a ... read more

A Preference for Casual Sex Increases Risk of Harassment

Mar. 16, 2017 — Adolescents who are open to casual sex are more often involved in sexual harassment -- both as victims and as ... read more

Experts Find Strong Case for Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptives for Adults and Teens

Mar. 14, 2017 — A team of pediatric, adolescent and women's health experts concludes that regulatory, behavioral and scientific evidence supports switching oral contraceptives from prescription-only status to ... read more

Physicians Not Prepared for Male Patients Who Perpetrate Intimate Partner Violence

Mar. 1, 2017 — Family medicine physicians feel underprepared to serve patients whom they know are perpetrators of intimate partner violence, particularly if they also provide care to the ... read more

Transgender and Gender-Fluid Teens Left With Few Safe Harbors

Feb. 28, 2017 — Transgender and gender-fluid teens, particularly those born male, face up to three times more mental and physical abuse at school and at home than their gender-conforming peers, according to a new ... read more

State Same-Sex Marriage Policies Associated With Reduced Teen Suicide Attempts

Feb. 20, 2017 — A nationwide analysis suggests same-sex marriage policies were associated with a reduction in suicide attempts by ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Scientists have discovered that a common type of cell within the human reproductive and intestinal tracts assists HIV in infecting immune cells. Understanding how these cells aid HIV could lead to ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Delivering on the promise of preventing HIV infections with antiretroviral medicines, or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), requires thinking about PrEP as a nine-step continuum of preventive care, ... read more

New Findings Reveal Health, Aging Experiences of LGBT Older Adults Across Nation

Feb. 13, 2017 — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have released new findings this month on the health and aging of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults in the ... read more

How Thailand Eliminated Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Feb. 8, 2017 — Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, thanks to a pragmatic multi-sector response backed by strong political commitment and heavy government ... read more

Beliefs About Better Treatment for HIV Leads Gay Men to Engage in Riskier Sex

Feb. 8, 2017 — A survey in the US notes a consistent increase in the occurrence of condomless anal sex among men, as well as a rise in how many sex partners they have. Although antiretroviral therapies (ART) have ... read more

How Geospatial Characteristics Affect Those Most Affected by HIV

Feb. 6, 2017 — Young men who have sex with men, particularly racial/ethnic minorities and youth living in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, are disproportionately affected by the human immunodefiency ... read more

Study Affirms That Cocaine Makes Users More Likely to Risk Unsafe Sex

Feb. 2, 2017 — Cocaine use has long been tied anecdotally to higher-than-usual rates of impulsive behavior, including risky sex, but the tie-in has been difficult to study with any scientifically controlled ... read more

Better Sleep Can Lead to Better Sex

Feb. 1, 2017 — Sleep disturbance is common for many women during menopause, creating an array of adverse health outcomes such as heart disease, hypertension, and depression. A new study shows that sleep problems ... read more

Researchers Decode Rare Form of Adrenal Gland Genetic Disorder Linked to Gender Ambiguity

Jan. 30, 2017 — A complete clinical and genetic profile of a rare inherited disorder, steroid 11-hydroxylase deficiency, which can cause genital masculinization in females, is being reported by an international ... read more

For Immigrant Mothers Delivering 'the Talk,' Facts Trump Culture

Jan. 27, 2017 — Where a shift in cultural behaviors and beliefs typically takes three generations, new research has found that among African immigrant mothers, cultural views regarding sex are rarely passed down to ... read more

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