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April 30, 2016

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April 30, 2016

Child Homicide: Speaking of the Unspeakable

Apr. 26, 2016 — New estimates suggest that homicide could be responsible for just over 1 percent of all neonatal deaths in South Africa. Together with other studies reporting on child homicide from other countries, ... read more

International Law Fails to Protect Pregnant Women in War Zones, Argue Doctors

Apr. 20, 2016 — Deaths from violent conflict and lack of available care are major causes of mortality among pregnant women in war zones, warn doctors in a new ... read more

Can Trajectory of Child Sexual Abuse Victims Be Changed?

Apr. 18, 2016 — Authors and investigators have announced the highly anticipated preliminary results of the clinical trials performed at the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch, confirming that the four-week intervention ... read more

Neonatal Circumcision Does Not Reduce Penile Sensitivity in Men, Study Finds

Apr. 14, 2016 — Few data are available concerning the consequences of neonatal circumcision on penile sensitivity in adults. New research indicates that there are no differences in penile sensitivity for a variety ... read more

HPV Vaccine May Be Effective in Adolescents With Kidney Disease, but Less So in Those With a Kidney Transplant

Apr. 7, 2016 — Following vaccination against human papillomavirus, girls and young women with chronic kidney disease and those on dialysis had antibody levels above the threshold that indicates protection from ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — Genetic attributions strongly shape perceptions of whether a person's sexual orientation could change and likely made same-sex marriage and other policies more widely acceptable in the past ... read more

When Women Feel Their Partner Demands Perfection, Sex Life Suffers

Mar. 30, 2016 — Women who perceive that their sexual partner is imposing perfectionist standards on them may suffer sexual dysfunction as a result, psychologists have ... read more

Narcissism Linked to Sexual Assault Perpetration in College, Study Finds

Mar. 29, 2016 — Almost 20 percent of college men have committed some kind of sexual assault, and 4 percent have committed rape, according to researchers who were examining the link between different kinds of ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Approximately 37 million people are living with HIV. Antiviral medications are used to control the disease and prevent its progression to AIDS. Although antivirals improve health and increase ... read more

Oregon's New Birth Control Law Increases Access, but More Still to Be Done

Mar. 28, 2016 — Experts applaud Oregon's new birth control law, which allows women age 18 or older to obtain some methods of hormonal contraception directly from pharmacies, without having to visit a ... read more

What's the Relational Toll of Living in a Sexist, Heterosexist Context?

Mar. 24, 2016 — Relationships, and especially romantic relationships, are central aspects of our social lives and primary sources of support. For sexual minority (e.g., lesbian, bisexual, and queer) women, ... read more

Long-Acting Injectable Protects Against Vaginal HIV Transmission

Mar. 21, 2016 — In an effort to minimize obstacles to adherence and prevent vaginal HIV transmission, researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of a new long-acting formulation of the HIV drug raltegravir in ... read more

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Canadians Report Higher Rates of Mental Health Issues

Mar. 18, 2016 — Gay, lesbian and bisexual Canadians experience more mood and anxiety disorders than other Canadians, and they are more likely to turn to heavy drinking, a new study ... read more

Homosexuality as Common in Uganda as in Other Countries

Mar. 17, 2016 — Uganda has one of the harshest standpoints on homosexuality in the world. Homosexual acts are prohibited by law and have previously been suggested to warrant the death penalty. However, a new study ... read more

Multiple STIs Could Be Detected by a Single 30 Minute Test

Mar. 15, 2016 — One test that could detect four of the most common sexually transmitted infections in 30 minutes and allow them to be rapidly treated, will be developed by St George’s, University of London and ... read more

Condom Use Among High School Girls Using Long-Acting Contraception

Mar. 14, 2016 — High school girls who used intrauterine devices and implants for long-acting reversible contraception were less likely to also use condoms compared with girls who used oral contraceptives, according ... read more

Sexual Responses Can Be Learned, Unlearned

Mar. 10, 2016 — Undesirable associations with sex can be unlearned, but return if the circumstances change. They must therefore be unlearned in different situations, say researchers, noting that the drug ... read more

Study Seeks to Reduce Pediatric HIV Infection Rates in Africa

Mar. 9, 2016 — Mother-to-child transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS, is still a major problem in resource-limited, rural areas of the world where health care providers are ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — A psychologist has just published the results of a national study examining how men feel about their bodies and their attractiveness. Long thought to be an issue primarily faced by women, body ... read more

Is It Okay to 'Tough Out' a Yeast Infection?

Mar. 8, 2016 — Itching, burning, redness -- a yeast infection can be a total pain. While they aren't life-threatening, yeast infections are irritating -- both physically and mentally. So, when undesirable ... read more

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