Health officials have used an ingenious way to attract adults to get tested and be treated for syphilis and HIV. They gave out $10 Walmart gift cards to those who visit their clinic for a check-up. Three hundred people came out to get tested.
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While condoms and even non-penetrative sex can effectively eliminate the possibility of getting pregnant, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has just released a report claiming that even "non coital sexual activity may not be safe sex." The disturbing announcement highlights the importance of getting regular health checks, as well as the fact that any sexual interaction can ha
Students attending the University of California at Santa Cruz will be delighted to know that among other forward thinking resources offered to the student body, the Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP) provides a wealth of resources to help students stay safe while hooking up.
A Canadian man who contracted genital warts in 2003 due to risky (unprotected) sexual behavior is suing his health insurance carrier for failing to cover over $200,000 in medical bills stemming from partial paralysis due to the disease. At issue is whether this condition was the result of an 'accident' or whether contracting an STD was simply foolish and unlucky.
So we all think we know how to use condoms, but just in case there are any questions out there, here's a review for everyone to make sure they've got their technique down. Condoms are great devices for protecting ourselves from STDs, but proper use is essential for proper safety.
This week marks Sexual Awareness Week and serves as a good time for us all to take account of our sexual health and hygiene. This article lays out some basic parameters for assessing your sexual health, and reminds us that when it comes to sex, it's not a good idea to turn a blind eye to any health concerns, as they tend to only get worse, and may be a sign of greater health problems.
While circumcision does effectively reduce the likelihood of contracting certain STDs, including HIV/AIDS, there is a lot of misunderstanding amongst the medical community as to how a circumcision based approach to fighting AIDS can be effective.
While this decision is usually left up to parents, the motives for circumcision vary from limiting the risk of infection and STDs to simply fitting into a cultural norm. Of course there are some drawbacks to getting â€˜snippedâ€™, mainly a loss of sexual stimulation, and of course, some serious soreness and pain (why do you think they do this to us when weâ€™re babies?).
While the youth in most parts of the world are increasingly having riskier and riskier sex, research shows that in America, sexual activity among teenagers has actually dropped since the early 90's. What's more, those who are having sex are choosing to use condoms, which bodes well for our nation's future.
Given the casual sexual attitudes of the characters in Sex and the City, one would think that safe sex would have been a more prevalent topic in the show's six year run on TV. Not much has changed in the new movie release either, with barely a murmur dedicated to the more real aspects of liberal sexual activity.