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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.

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...

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 ...

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...