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

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.07.2013 | San Francisco

Just when you thought apps couldn't get any better/worse, in comes one to (ahem) blow the rest out of the water. Since it's now possible to prevent...

Doctor's Advice: How to Talk With Your Kids About Sex

Intent | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Intent

You need to have The Talk with your kid. And not just once but many times, slowly, over many years.

SPREAD THE LOVE: Grown-Up Valentines Remind Women How To 'Live Right At Night'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 02.14.2013 | Black Voices

Love, feelings and fun topped the list of reasons a group of 20-something African-American women had sex, according to a survey conducted by researche...

WRAP IT UP! Report Reveals Disturbing Info On State STD Rates

Hannah Bricker | Posted 02.07.2013 | San Francisco

Despite state-wide efforts to combat the rise of sexually transmitted diseases, syphilis is on the rise in California. A new report from the Califo...

Surprising Find About Sex And Condoms?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.24.2013 | Women

What a new study suggests about sexual pleasure.

The Voicemail I Never Expected From My OB-GYN

Brooke Carey | Posted 03.22.2013 | Women
Brooke Carey

When she left me a message telling me to call her back, I worried the news would not be good.

Itching and Burning and Bumps, Oh My! A Guide to Vaginal Issues

Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park

Women are bound to experience issues "down there" from time to time. It's perfectly normal! See your doctor with any concerns you may have, and remember that vaginal issues are nothing to be embarrassed about.

Breaking It Down: The Human Papillomavirus

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Although the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been recognized as a transmissible pathogen for the past several decades, the controversial use of HPV vaccines has vaulted the pesky bug into eyes of the mainstream media and scientific communities alike.

Ask OB/GYN Dr. Lauren Streicher A Question!

Posted 11.13.2012 | MarloThomas

I will be meeting with OB/GYN Dr. Lauren Streicher soon on Mondays with Marlo! Dr. Streicher is well-versed on women's health, so now is your chance t...

STDs In Porn Industry Higher Than Reported

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

Supporters of a ballot measure to require condoms on porn shoots released an independent study Thursday that found undiagnosed sexually transmitted di...

Guess Who Has More STDs: Porn Stars Or Prostitutes

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.01.2012 | Los Angeles

LA porn stars have significantly higher rates of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) than legal prostitutes in Nevada, according to a report publishe...

Teenagers Have Sex: Deal With It

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 12.12.2012 | New York
Marianne Mollmann

High School students under the age of 19 account for approximately one-third of all newly diagnosed sexually transmitted infections in New York State. And not surprisingly, teen mothers are much less likely to graduate from high school than their peers who didn't give birth.

Trouble Talking About Oral Sex

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Deborah Schoeberlein

If teens are ready to have oral (or any other) sex, then we, as a society, need to do our utmost to help them recognize that "being ready" means more than just understanding the mechanics or being afraid of STDs.

Kathleen Miles

Shocking New Stats About STDs In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.16.2012 | Los Angeles

Generally, you expect to see preventable diseases decline in advanced societies. Not so with some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in California. ...

5 Concerning Tween Trends

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Our tweens are growing up a bit too quickly and are paying the price for it.

Four Things Student Loans And STDs Have In Common

Your Finances Simplified | Dominique Brown | Posted 09.02.2012 | Money

Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral - they all sound nice especially when tacked at the end of one's name. But, as with all things beautiful, the...

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.

Gonorrhea Is Growing Resistant To Drugs And May Soon Become Untreatable

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living

GENEVA (AP) — A sexually transmitted disease that infects millions of people each year is growing resistant to drugs and could soon become untreatab...

Should You Watch HBO's Girls with Your Teens?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.03.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

This is not a show for the faint of heart. It is a show, though, for those who are ready to address what is very likely happening in their young adult kids' lives, whether they like it or not.

Users Can 'Catch' STDs In New Facebook Game

Posted 04.25.2012 | Gay Voices

A new Facebook game is taking a socially-conscious look at the sex lives of gay and bisexual men, promoting the idea that the more men you have sex wi...

HPV Vaccine: Are Black Girls Missing Out?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 03.23.2012 | Black Voices

Despite its reputation as a "strong weapon in prevention," the HPV vaccine may not be benefiting adolescent females equally, a new study has found. ...

What's Ailing 13 Million American Vaginas?

Cristen Conger | Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Cristen Conger

Although the medical community is directing more attention and research funding to understanding and spotting the chronic condition, a knowledge gap still clearly exists.

Sexual Liberation is Not the Same Thing as Sexual Equality

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 05.20.2012 | Women
Danielle Crittenden

If we are truly going to feel empowered sexually as women -- and, might I add, put a bit of romance back into the equation -- it will require a recognition that our needs differ from men's.

Requiring Condoms for Porn Actors Is Bad Policy

Steve Hirsch | Posted 05.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Steve Hirsch

Vivid's entire business depends on the health and safety of our performers, and our methods have proven effective. This makes it puzzling why the L.A. City Council let itself be stampeded into passing an ordinance that has questionable value.

Condoms in Porn Are Important

Michael Weinstein | Posted 05.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Michael Weinstein

Porn performers are real people. They are the sisters and brothers, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, aunts, uncles and cousins of people who live in our community. They deserve better as does the public health at large.