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Sexually Transmitted Infections

It's Time To Finally Dispel These Lesbian Sex Myths

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.20.2015 | Gay Voices

There are many myths floating around about queer ladies that have sex with one another, including that they can't get sexually transmitted infections....

Think You Might Have An STD? There's An App For That

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Planned Parenthood launched a pilot program for at-home STD testing in California this week. It allows women (and men!) to be screened to for chlamydi...

Ebola: The Overlooked Sexually Transmitted Disease

Mardia Stone | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Mardia Stone

It is documented that Ebola virus remains in the sperm and breast milk of survivors, for up to 90 days or longer, indicating that the virus is sexually and maternally transmitted. Aid agencies distribute condoms to men who recovered from Ebola, disregarding reported failures in adherence to "don't have sex for 3 months."

Why This Woman Celebrates The Day She Was Diagnosed With Herpes

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.27.2015 | Women

In a conversation with HuffPost Live on Friday, writer Ella Dawson opened up about the "tidal wave of shame" she felt when she first found out she had...

'Putting Your Bottom at the Top of Your List' -- The Pap Smear That's Not Just for Women

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Depending on the study's results, it's possible that anal health will become a routine conversation topic between doctors and patients -- and labs won't think twice when they receive a pap smear specimen from a man.

5 Reasons to Get Yourself Tested for STDs

Joan Malin | Posted 06.04.2015 | New York
Joan Malin

Everyone deserves a sex life that is safe and healthy. Many sexually active young people may not realize that getting tested is part of basic preventive health care and can actually help improve their sex lives. Here are five things that young people should know about getting tested and STDs:

This Valentine's Day, It's Time for Real Sex Ed for NYC

Joan Malin | Posted 04.14.2015 | New York
Joan Malin

As a leading sexual health care provider in New York City, Planned Parenthood of New York City knows all too well that the gaps that remain in New York City's sexual health education have a significant impact on young people's wellbeing.

Why My Friends and Family Slut Shamed Me for Contracting an STI

Ed Coffin | Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Ed Coffin

I got the same response from nearly everyone I told. They would all mention something sort of like this: "I'm glad to hear you got treated, but you should really be more careful and use protection."

All Single, Sexually Active Post 50s Should Read This

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | JOAN PRICE | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com STDs are on the rise for people 50+, so if you think you can't get a sexually transmitted disease, think again. Qu...

Dr. Sonjia: A Multicultural Dr. Ruth for the 21st Century

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2013 | Miami
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Dr. Sonjia Kenya considers herself a multicultural Dr. Ruth for the 21st Century. She is a certified sexologist and serves as sex columnist for the South Florida Sun Post. She recently authored the book Sex In South Beach.

He Is a Straight Man... and He Is a Bottom

Renato Barucco | Posted 04.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

They exist. Many gay men might refuse to believe it. Many straight women might refuse to even think about it. But they exist.

Keeping New York's Youth Safe and Healthy

Joan Malin | Posted 11.27.2012 | New York
Joan Malin

Our teens want and need accurate information about their sexual and reproductive health, which is why we must do everything we can to ensure we are properly educating young people.

Are You DDF?

Jayson Littman | Posted 08.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Jayson Littman

As a community, we need to be more aware of STIs. We should each make sure to have at least one close friend to talk to about our health record, and I certainly hope each and every one of us has a doctor with whom we are comfortable talking about our sexual experiences.

"Wise-Up" Program Helps Former Ethiopian Sex Workers Find New Vocations

David J. Olson | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact
David J. Olson

Three years ago, Munayie, 25, made her living as a commercial sex worker. She wanted to do something else but sex work was the only thing she knew that brought in the money she needed to provide for herself and her 8-year-old son.

Woman Awarded $900,000 For Herpes Infection

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.03.2013 | Crime

A jury awarded an Oregon woman $900,000 after her date allegedly gave her herpes. The decision came after four days of testimony and two hours of d...

5 Barriers To Pregnancy Success (Besides Your Biological Clock)

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 04.24.2012 | Black Voices

It isn't easy getting pregnant, and there are some 7.3 million infertile women in the U.S. to prove it. For black women, trying to conceive is an even...

The Most Important Sex Advice For Post 50s

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.03.2012 | Fifty

Yet another warning this week that post 50s are in denial about the need to practice safe sex. According to British researchers writing in the medical...

Teenage Girls Mistakenly Think HPV Vaccine Reduces Risk For All STDs

Posted 01.06.2012 | Home

Although the Human Papillomavirus vaccine may be lowering teens' risk of contracting HPV, as many as one in four teenage girls falsely believes that t...

Which County Has The Highest Rate Of Reported Syphilis Cases?

Posted 11.18.2011 | Chicago

According to new data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control, Cook County, Ill. ranks first among the U.S. counties documenting reported...

'Free Love' Comes With A Price

Posted 01.08.2012 | Fifty

Last month, we addressed the most common sex myths about baby boomers, debunking the false assumption that as people age, they lose their desire to ha...

Time to Start Talking

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 11.15.2011 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

While STIs cross all racial lines, African Americans are disproportionately at risk for such common infections as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis. African-American women must take the first step to protect our health: Talk about sex.

Porn Industry Shuts Down Over New HIV Case

AP | Posted 10.29.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — An adult film performer has tested positive for HIV, causing porn producers to shut down shoots in Southern California as the diag...

WATCH: Former Porn Actress Pleads For Condom Use In Films

AP | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 10.16.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- If a health advocacy group gets enough petition signatures, Los Angeles residents could be asked to vote on whether porn producers must...

Laura Bassett

Texas Planned Parenthood Clinic Attacked With Molotov Cocktail

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

A McKinney, Texas, Planned Parenthood clinic that does not provide abortions was attacked with a Molotov cocktail late Tuesday night, causing a small ...

Sexygenerians: Why the Taboo Against Candor, Safety With Senior Sex?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Even if your parents never got around to having "the talk" with you, you may need to consider having it with them, especially if they are divorced or widowed.