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"My Vagina Fell Out": Woman Shares Health Horror

Sphere | Buck Wolf | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Allison Henry isn't the first to suffer from a horrifying medical condition that few women talk about. But her case was particularly bad, and she's ju...

Five Shocking Things Women Don't Know About Sex | Sarah Jio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Do you feel pretty knowledgeable about safe sex? Of course you do, right? But wait, according to a landmark study of people ages 18-29, many young adu...

The Gardasil Vaccine -- Introduction to a Series

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

As the nation's attention is riveted on the discourse about health care reform, another debate is taking place around the Gardasil vaccine.

STD Rates Still High In Teens

Gothamist | Marcasm | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In 2005, the city started an education and testing program to help STD-infected high school students, but kids today just can't seem to get enough of ...

Gay and Lesbian Manners: The Great Oral Sex Dilemma

Steven Petrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Steven Petrow

Even if you feel embarrassed talking about sex (especially with someone new), discuss your preferences beforehand.

Circumcision For Boys, Men?: Health Officials Weigh Recommendation To Fight HIV Risk

The New York Times | Roni Caryn Rabin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Public health officials are considering promoting routine circumcision for all baby boys born in the United States to reduce the spread of H.I.V., the...

So, Your Child Is Going Off to College... Drinking, Drugs, Depression and Dealing With Colleges and Universities

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Mental illnesses, including alcohol and drug abuse, are the conditions that arise and may affect your child as he takes on the developmental steps of leaving home to go off to school.

Why My Daughter Is Getting The HPV Vaccine

Rebecca Booth, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Booth, MD

Could anyone forget the beautiful music of Evita, or even more compelling the black and white photos of Eva Peron, her cheeks becoming more and more h...

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...

Are Teens Heading in the Wrong Direction?

Cory Silverberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cory Silverberg

I definitely agree teen contraceptive use is headed in the wrong direction. But conflating "teens" as individuals with "teen contraceptive use" is kind of emblematic of the problem with so much sex education.

LA County To Distrubute Free Mail-In STD Tests

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles county health officials are offering a free, at-home program to test for sexually transmitted diseases. All women in ...

God and Abstinence

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

At the Mississippi Department of Human Services' summit, "Abstinence Works: Let's Talk About It," we didn't talk about abstinence, but we sure did chant, cheer, dance, pray and sing about it.

Take Action Against AIDS Today

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

On National HIV Testing Day, we are reminded that 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV in the United States, yet one in five of them do not know their status.

Black Women and the AIDS Crisis

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

According to Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS at the CDC, one in 30 black women will be diagnosed with HIV at some point in her lifetime. That is unacceptable.

Condom Credit Cards To Be Given To British Teens

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Teenagers in a Berkshire town will soon get access to a card which they can use to get free condoms if they go for regular sex advice sessions. The C...

Dems Drop Anti-Smoking, STD Prevention From Stimulus

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats have dropped two controversial spending programs in the Senate economic stimulus bill: $75 million dollars for anti-smoking programs,...

Ryan Grim

STD Money,, The Patriot Act: HuffPost Readers Dig Through The Stimulus | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More money to battle STDs. stripped out. A nod to the Patriot Act. Huffington Post readers have taken a preliminary look at the Senate st...

Feeling Normal?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jayne Lyn Stahl

I grew up in a place, Bayside, New York; a place where, when I mentioned Nietzsche, the woman who lived above me asked, "if you take Penicillin, will it cure that?"

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Are On The Rise

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

ATLANTA — Sexually spread diseases _ for years on the decline _ are on the rise, with reported chlamydia cases setting a record, government heal...

Sex: Why We HATE Talking About It To Our Kids

Dr. Meg Meeker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Meg Meeker

by Meg Meeker, MD It cost the Rand Corporation millions of dollars to discover this: Teens who watch too much sex on TV have too much sex and get pre...

E-Cards For STDs Now Wildly Popular

CNN | Madison Park | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Breaking up over e-mail is a social no-no. But sending an e-card telling someone to get tested for STDs may be a public health courtesy. A California...

Doctors To Start Vaccinating Boys For Virus That Causes Cervical Cancer (VIDEO)

CBS News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Doctors will soon vaccinate young boys with Gardasil, a vaccine traditionally administered only to girls, in the hopes of limiting HPV cases among wom...