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No Alarms and No Surprises: Coming Out to Parents as a Writer (and a Human)

Melissa Broder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melissa Broder

Nowadays, memoirs of the social and psychological underbelly are commonplace. I'm surprised more has not been written about navigating the parent-child relationship as a writer.

Check-in on Foursquare, Unlock a Healthier Sex Life

Jason Rzepka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jason Rzepka

MTV and foursquare announced a new partnership to encourage sexually-active youth nationwide to GYT: Get Yourself Tested. The campaign addresses the need for regular testing -- and open communication about testing. 

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.

How to Get a Sexually Transmitted Disease Without Having Sex

Dr. Andrew Lange | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Lange

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) can be transmitted without sex, that is, without intercourse. Even grandma kissing you at Christmas might pass on cold sores (a herpes virus).

STDs: America's Sexual Health Is Screwed

Michael Weinstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Weinstein

Sex positive European cultures could teach us a lot. They are sexually permissive but don't have the level of disease or unwanted pregnancies that we have.

MTV Asks Audience: Do You GYT?

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tina Wells

Using the acronym GYT for "Get Yourself Tested" for STDs, MTV's hoping that the simplicity of this simple phrase will have an impact on teens and young adults.

Scott Southworth, Wisconsin DA, Threatens To Arrest Sex-Ed Teachers

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Wisconsin district attorney is urging schools to drop their sex-education programs, warning that the teachers involved could be arrested if they fol...

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...

Sex.com To Be Auctioned: Hey, Bill Gates, How About Bidding on it?

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Balkam

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation should convert sex.com into the world's leading safe sex portal for videos, tips and guides on how to have a wonderful, responsible sex life.

Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper Know that HIV isn't Someone Else's Issue

Nancy Mahon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nancy Mahon

Risky sexual behavior is putting women in the UK at a higher risk for HIV infection. Pop stars Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper take the stage to show the issue is more universal than they may think.

Olympian Sex? Athletes To Use 100,000 Condoms

Vanessa Richmond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Richmond

That plays into the way "media uses sexuality, creating it as mysterious, taboo and exciting. Sexual imagery in the media is almost exclusively young, fit people," so "athletes are sexy by definition."

Sex Ed in Utah

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

My legislative district in St. George, Utah, is conservative, and I am conservative. Yet, I am running legislation to promote contraceptive education. Why? Well, I'll tell you.

This Valentine's Day, Give the Gift of Conversation

Joan Malin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joan Malin

Open conversations about sex are some of the most important aspects of a relationship. So this Valentine's Day, how can you make these conversations easier on yourself and your partner?

In Talking about Women and AIDS, Lips Stay Sealed -- Fighting AIDS is Not a One-Woman Job

Nancy Mahon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nancy Mahon

Nearly 75 percent of American women do not know their HIV status and do not think they need to -- a deadly misconception. We've launched a new campaign to drive awareness about this risk.

Science and Sense in the Abstinence Wars

Laura Stepp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Stepp

When I read the lead paragraph of this week's news story on the success of an experimental, abstinence-only sex ed curriculum, my first thought was: "Yes, but..."

STUDY: Sex-Ed Classes With Abstinence Focus Can Delay Sex In Teens

Washington Post | Rob Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sex education classes that focus on encouraging children to remain abstinent can convince a significant proportion to delay sexual activity, researche...

Obama Can't Make Eye Contact With Abortion Rights

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

What was truly disappointing about President Obama's first year in office was the way that he flinched every time support for abortion came up in policy debates. In many ways, this has made things worse.

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.

Five Shocking Things Women Don't Know About Sex

Glamour.com | 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 ...

Judge Rejects Mandatory Condoms On LA Porn Sets

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

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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...

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...