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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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...

Boy Sues School Paper For Using His Photo In STD Story

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education

Kenneth Clements, a former student at Ronald Reagan High School in Miami, Fl., claims the school paper, the Reagan Advocate, used his photo without hi...

'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...

Mother Lies To School, Says Daughter's Rival Has Sex Disease

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education

Forget spending days on an application essays and laboring over character references. One mother from Queenstown, New Zealand has admitted to taking d...

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.

Why The HPV Vaccine Isn't Sticking

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 11.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

While HPV is becoming as common as a cold, with at least 50 percent of sexually active men and women contracting HPV at some point in their lives, the HPV vaccine is barely catching on.

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 ...

Catherine Pearson

A Sex Parasite Most Common In Women Over 40?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Healthy Living

A sex parasite that causes one of the most common sexually transmitted infections is nearly twice as prevalent in women 50 and older, according to new...

Special Delivery: Anonymous E-Card Urges Ex-Lovers To Take STD Tests

Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

When you care enough to send the very best, you choose Hallmark. When you need to send the very worst, you choose an anonymous e-card that warns previ...

Decapitated Head Of St. Vitalis, Patron Saint Of Genital Disease, To Be Sold At Auction

AOL Weird News | David Moye | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

The term "VD" is slang for venereal disease, but, in this case, it can also stand for "Vitalis' Dome," as in St. Vitalis, the patron saint for genital...

HPV Risk From Oral Sex Is Underestimated

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

There was also this disturbing notion that many teens think of oral sex as a low-risk sexual activity; they have a misguided notion that it has less of a risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.

Three Children Honor Their Late Mother by Raising Awareness of Anal Cancer and HPV

Jennifer Utz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jennifer Utz

I wanted to share the story of a group of individuals who have taken a great tragedy and turned it into something positive.

STD Testing: Which Tests You Should Get and Why

Health.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Doctors have their own opinions about who should be tested for which sexually transmitted disease (STD), but it's really up to you. When official ...

Vegan Condom Company Starts Up In Boulder

Boulder Daily Camera | Brittany Sovine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Sir Richard's is a new Boulder-based condom company that plans to market toward a younger crowd, but also donate condoms worldwide to prevent the spre...

Why an STD Test Could Save Your Life

Joan Malin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joan Malin

Before you convince yourself that you're not at risk, consider the facts. The most recent national estimates suggest that there are approximately 19 million new cases of STIs each year.

Ding! You've Got Chlamydia

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

Considering April is STD Awareness Month, I thought it would be the perfect time to ask Michelle Sobel, co-founder of STDTestExpress.com, about the ever-rising rates of sexually transmitted infections.

Illinois' High STD Rate: Health Officials Encourage STD Testing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's National STD Awareness Month--and Illinois residents should think about getting tested. According to the the Illinois Department of Public Heal...

'Dead End Gene Pool': Hilarious Dysfunction At The End Of The Vanderbilt Line

The Huffington Post | Wendy Burden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From "Dead End Gene Pool" by Wendy Burden Prologue It's a testament to his libido, if not his character, that Cornelius Vanderbilt died of syphilis ...

Religious Groups Pledge To End AIDS Stigma

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Religious groups from around the globe pledged Tuesday to prevent the stigmatization of people living with HIV and AIDS...

Free Female Condoms: D.C. To Be DFirst U.S. city to give away free female condoms to fight HIV/AIDS

washingtonpost.com | Darryl Fears | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The District will become the first city in the United States to distribute female condoms free, part of a project that will make 500,000 of them avail...

Woman Sues Husband Claiming He Gave Her Herpes

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Cook County woman filed a lawsuit Friday seeking $50,000 from her husband, who she claims gave her herpes. The unnamed plaintiff claims that she ...

Reproductive Education Program Helps Break Poverty Cycle

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reproductive Justice

When Precious joined our teen pregnancy prevention program, she was 10 years old and headed straight back toward the cycle of poverty that she had come from.

Whose Right to Sex Education?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

What did we get for $1.9 billion? Nothing good. Abstinence-only education has been shown to have no effect on how much teenagers have sex - none.

More Than 40% Of Kids Have Sex Before Parents Talk With Them About It

TIME | Alice Park | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In the latest study on parent-child talks about sex and sexuality, researchers found that more than 40% of adolescents had had intercourse before talk...