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Sexually Transmitted Infections

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.

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...

Weekly Pulse: Dr. George Tiller's Assassin Was No Lone Wolf

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger When Scott Roeder shot Dr. George Tiller in church last year, media accounts described him as a lone w...

Abstinence-Only Across The Board -- Not So Fast!

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Yet should we be so quick to declare abstinence-only as the best approach to sexuality education? After all, this is only one study, and it certainly has its shortcomings, like its...

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.

Cervix Not Required: An Interview with Dr. Adina Nack

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abby L. Ferber

Last Friday, the FDA approved the HPV vaccine for use in boys and men. Why is Gardasil only now being approved for males, when it was approved three years ago for females?

House Committee Zeroes Out Traditional Sources of Ab-Only Funding, Removes Ban on Syringe Exchange

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Needle-exchange programs were banned for many years solely due to ideological opposition and false charges that such programs encouraged further drug use.

CPS To Offer STD Testing As Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Cases Rise

Chi-Town Daily News | Alex Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Responding to high levels of sexually-transmitted infections in Chicago high schools, the city Board of Education yesterday voted to increase STD test...