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Injections Might Help Prevent Genital Herpes Transmission for Months: Study

Injections Might Help Prevent Genital Herpes Transmission for Months: Study0

Genital Warts in Women (HPV)

Genital Warts in Women (HPV)0

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis0

Male Birth Control in a Shot: Promising, But More Work Needed

Male Birth Control in a Shot: Promising, But More Work Needed0

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC0

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC0

HPV (Human Papillomavirus Infection)

HPV (Human Papillomavirus Infection)0

Female Reproductive System

Female Reproductive System0

Many Teens Give Sex Ed a Failing Grade

Many Teens Give Sex Ed a Failing Grade0

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Circumcision: The Surgical Procedure

Circumcision: The Surgical Procedure0

home / sexual health center / sexual health a-z list / circumcision the surgical procedure index / circumcision the surgical procedure article Medical Author: John Mersch, MD, FAAP John Mersch, MD, ...

Syphilis in Women

Syphilis in Women0

A sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum, a microscopic organism called a spirochete. This worm-like, spiral-shaped organism infects people by burrowing into the moist mucous membranes of the mouth or genitals. From there, the ...

STDs in Men

STDs in Men0

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). It affects both men and women and, in most cases, does not cause any symptoms. When it does produce symptoms and signs, these may not appear for weeks after your infection. Symptoms in women ...

Is Chlamydia Contagious?

Is Chlamydia Contagious?0

Chlamydia can be easily cured with antibiotic therapy. Antibiotics may be given as a single dose or a 7-day course. Women should abstain from sexual intercourse during the 7-day course of antibiotics or for 7 days after the single dose treatment to ...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STD)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STD)0

Genital Herpes Symptoms Genital herpes is a common condition affecting around 45 million people in the U.S. The herpes viruses responsible for genital herpes are transmitted through close personal contact such as sexual contact. The ...

Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel, Next Choice One Dose, My Way)

Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel, Next Choice One Dose, My Way)0

home / sexual health center / sexual health a-z list / levonorgestrel-oral index / plan b one-step (levonorgestrel, next choice one dose, my way) drug monograph Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, ...

Gay, Lesbian Teens More Likely to Suffer Rapes, Attacks: CDC

Gay, Lesbian Teens More Likely to Suffer Rapes, Attacks: CDC0

"These tragic disparities call for accelerated action by public health and education agencies, communities, and families to protect the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual youth," said Dr. Jonathan Mermin. He is director of the National Center for ...

Think Before You Sext: 1 in 4 Shares What You Send

Think Before You Sext: 1 in 4 Shares What You Send0

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most people who "sext" expect their erotic images and messages to remain private, but nearly one in four recipients shares them, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed more than 5,800 single Americans ...

Study Dashes Millennials' Reputation as Hookup Generation

Study Dashes Millennials' Reputation as Hookup Generation0

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study contradicts the common perception that young American adults -- so-called Millennials -- are having more casual sex than previous generations. Researchers analyzed decades of national data. ...

Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended

Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended0

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. federal task force is prepared to recommend that teens, adults and pregnant women not be routinely tested for genital herpes if they don't have signs of infection. About one in every six ...

The Mystery of the Female Orgasm Solved?

The Mystery of the Female Orgasm Solved?0

MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The female orgasm -- famously faked by Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally" -- may have its true roots in evolution as an aid to conception, new research suggests. In their study, researchers at Yale ...

tadalafil, Cialis, Adcirca

tadalafil, Cialis, Adcirca0

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No PRESCRIPTION: Yes USES: Tadalafil is used for the treatment of impotence (erectile dysfunction, ED) and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tadalafil offers no protection against sexually transmitted ...

Mouse Study Offers Hope for Vaccine Against Chlamydia

Mouse Study Offers Hope for Vaccine Against Chlamydia0

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new Canadian study with mice suggests there is hope for a vaccine to protect against chlamydia, a common, sexually transmitted infection that can render young women infertile if left untreated. The ...

U.S. Cases of Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Rise Fourfold in One Year

U.S. Cases of Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Rise Fourfold in One Year0

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotic-resistant cases of the sexually transmitted illness gonorrhea have more than quadrupled in the United States. This new data, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, should ...

Don't Blame the Media for Teen Sex, Study Says

Don't Blame the Media for Teen Sex, Study Says0

WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sexy movies, television and other media have little effect on teens' sexual behavior, according to a study that challenges a common belief among parents and policymakers. Researchers analyzed 22 ...

Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise

Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise0

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental immune-boosting treatment for genital herpes shows promise, researchers report. The drug, called GEN-003, may reduce both virus activity and the number of days with recurrent herpes in ...

Barrier Methods of Birth Control

Barrier Methods of Birth Control0

Birth control facts Terminology that is used to describe birth control methods includes: contraception, pregnancy prevention, fertility control, and family planning. No matter what terminology is used, sexually active people can choose from a ...

No Sex Please, I'm a Stressed New Mom

No Sex Please, I'm a Stressed New Mom0

WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- First-time parents may see their sex life hit the skids if mom feels stressed about her parenting skills, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when a new mother was anxious about her parenting ...

Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study

Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study0

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ten years of vaccinating against human papillomavirus (HPV) has cut infections from this cancer-causing virus by 64 percent among teen girls, U.S. health officials report. "We are continuing to see ...

Genital Herpes Quiz: Test Your Sexual Health IQ

Genital Herpes Quiz: Test Your Sexual Health IQ0

Explanation: A person can have genital herpes and not even realize it, because most people have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. Even without symptoms, the herpes virus can still be transmitted, and you can get genital ...

Another STD Spurs Concern

Another STD Spurs Concern0

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's yet another sexually transmitted infection that doctors and patients need to watch out for -- Mycoplasma genitalium. New research from England adds to evidence that the bacteria Mycoplasma ...

CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners

CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners0

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with a male sexual partner who has traveled to, or lives in, an area affected by active Zika virus transmission should refrain from sex or use condoms during sex until the pregnancy is over, the ...

The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe for Women Taking Blood Thinners: Study

The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe for Women Taking Blood Thinners: Study0

TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women on blood thinners can also take contraceptives that contain estrogen, or hormone replacement therapy, without raising their risk for blood clots or uterine bleeding, a new Italian study ...

Girls Given Risky Meds Don't Get Contraceptive Advice

Girls Given Risky Meds Don't Get Contraceptive Advice0

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research from a Midwestern hospital suggests a wide majority of teen girls and young women fail to get information about contraceptives when they take medications that could cause birth ...

Task Force: Screen All Teens, Adults at Risk for Syphilis

Task Force: Screen All Teens, Adults at Risk for Syphilis0

MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- All adults and teens at increased risk for syphilis should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation says. The recommendation ...

Abuse of Prescription Painkillers, Stimulants Ups Sexual Risks for Teens

Abuse of Prescription Painkillers, Stimulants Ups Sexual Risks for Teens0

MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use abuse prescription drugs such as narcotic painkillers are more likely to have sex or to participate in risky sexual behaviors, a new study suggests. These risky behaviors included having ...

CDC: Too Few Schools Teach Prevention of HIV, STDs, Pregnancy

CDC: Too Few Schools Teach Prevention of HIV, STDs, Pregnancy0

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too few U.S. schools teach students how to protect themselves from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, how to prevent pregnancy, and other important sexual health information, federal officials ...

Risky Sexual Behaviors Put Many Young Gay Men at Risk of HIV: Study

Risky Sexual Behaviors Put Many Young Gay Men at Risk of HIV: Study0

MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young American gay and bisexual men who have detectable blood levels of HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS -- are also more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior that might spread the virus, a new study has ...

Transgender Transition Costs Make Economic Sense: Study

Transgender Transition Costs Make Economic Sense: Study0

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sex reassignment surgery and hormone treatment for transgender men and women is cost-effective, a new study indicates. "Providing health care benefits to transgender people makes economic sense," study ...

Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising for First Time in Years: CDC

Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising for First Time in Years: CDC0

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of cases of three key sexually transmitted diseases increased last year for the first time since 2006, concerned U.S. health officials reported Tuesday. In 2014, 1.4 million cases of ...

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Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Tied to Erectile Dysfunction

Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Tied to Erectile Dysfunction0

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D may be associated with erectile dysfunction, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 3,400 American men, age 20 and older, who did not have heart disease. ...

Gonorrhea Becoming More Resistant to One Antibiotic: CDC

Gonorrhea Becoming More Resistant to One Antibiotic: CDC0

TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One of several antibiotic treatment options for the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea seems to be losing its effectiveness, U.S. health officials warn in a new report. The U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds

Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds0

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most boys in the United States aren't receiving the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine alongside their other scheduled inoculations, largely because doctors fail to recommend it or adequately explain its benefits ...

Technique Could Preserve Fertility for Wounded Soldiers

Technique Could Preserve Fertility for Wounded Soldiers0

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Soldiers who suffer lower-body injuries on the battlefield may benefit from a technique to preserve their fertility, a small study suggests. The number of soldiers with lower-body wounds caused by ...

Pill for Low Libido in Women Goes on Sale on Saturday

Pill for Low Libido in Women Goes on Sale on Saturday0

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called "little pink pill" -- the controversial drug intended to boost flagging sex drive in women -- goes on sale on Saturday. Flibanserin (Addyi) is the first U.S. Food and Drug ...

Study Ties Essure Birth Control Implant to Greater Need for Reoperation

Study Ties Essure Birth Control Implant to Greater Need for Reoperation0

TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research raises concerns about Essure, an implanted long-term birth control device that's already the focus of controversy. Researchers found a 10-fold higher risk of needing a reoperation during ...

Oral Gonorrhea Symptoms

Oral Gonorrhea Symptoms0

Many people, especially young teens, consider oral sex to be "safe" sex. "Safe sex" by many people is defined as having sexual gratification by means that reduces or eliminates the chance of producing a fetus (pregnancy). However, many people include ...

Mouse Study Hints at New 'Male Contraceptive'

Mouse Study Hints at New 'Male Contraceptive'0

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A discovery in mice could pave the way to a reversible, non-hormonal form of birth control for men, researchers report. The findings, published online Oct. 1 in the journal Science, add to ...

Could Your Cellphone Be Harming Your Love Life?

Could Your Cellphone Be Harming Your Love Life?0

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Spending too much time on your cellphone can take a toll on your love life, a new study finds. Baylor University researchers surveyed more than 450 American adults to define and gauge the impact of ...

Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines

Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines0

TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that young women who get the HPV vaccine gain significant protection against infection in three parts of the body if they haven't already been exposed to the human ...

Long-Distance Runners May Have More 'Desirable' Genes: Study

Long-Distance Runners May Have More 'Desirable' Genes: Study0

WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Among humans' hunter-gatherer ancestors, males who were good distance runners may have been more desirable to females, a new study suggests. "The observation that endurance running ability is ...

Teen Use of Long-Term Contraception Rising, But Remains Low

Teen Use of Long-Term Contraception Rising, But Remains Low0

TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of long-acting, reversible forms of contraception remains low among sexually active teen girls, though that trend seems to be changing, according to a U.S. government report released ...

Exercise Might Help His Sex Life

Exercise Might Help His Sex Life0

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up and at 'em, guys. Exercise might boost your sex life, a new study suggests. Nearly 300 men provided information about their physical activity levels and their ability to have erections and orgasms, ...

Good Sleep Is Key to Good Sex

Good Sleep Is Key to Good Sex0

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women looking to jump-start their sex life may want to spend more time in bed. Sleeping. That's the conclusion of a new study that suggests that each additional hour of sleep increased by 14 ...

Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study

Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study0

TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's a glimmer of hope for millions of people infected with genital herpes: A new study in mice hints at the success of a vaccine against the virus. Researchers at Albert Einstein College of ...

1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating

1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating0

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American teens -- both boys and girls -- fall prey to physical and sexual abuse while dating, a new survey finds. Among teens who said they dated, one in five girls and one in 10 boys said they'd ...

Transgender Hormone Therapy Doesn't Seem to Pose Major Risks

Transgender Hormone Therapy Doesn't Seem to Pose Major Risks0

The findings should ease the concerns of some doctors and transgender people who've wondered about the safety of such therapy, the researchers said. These findings may also help reduce some of the barriers faced by transgender people. The ...

Use of Long-Acting Birth Control Rises Fivefold in a Decade: CDC

Use of Long-Acting Birth Control Rises Fivefold in a Decade: CDC0

TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of long-acting birth control methods such as IUDs or under-the-skin implants jumped fivefold between 2002 and 2011, according to a new U.S. government report. Among U.S. women aged 15 to 44, ...

Syphilis in Women

Syphilis in Women0

What is syphilis? Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by an infection with bacteria known as Treponema pallidum. Like other STDs, syphilis can be spread by any type of sexual contact. Syphilis can also be spread ...

Many LGBT Medical Students Don't Reveal Sexual Identity

Many LGBT Medical Students Don't Reveal Sexual Identity0

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of discrimination is a major reason why about one-third of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) medical students stay "in the closet," new research finds. The study included almost ...

Doctors Less Likely to Divorce, Study Finds

Doctors Less Likely to Divorce, Study Finds0

THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors appear less likely to get divorced than most other health care professionals, a new study finds. "It's been speculated that doctors are more likely to be divorced than other professionals ...

What's in a Name? Perhaps a Mate, Study of Online Dating Suggests

What's in a Name? Perhaps a Mate, Study of Online Dating Suggests0

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As Valentine's Day approaches, here's a tip for those looking online for love: A new study suggests that having a screen name that starts with a letter in the first half of the alphabet might boost your ...

How to Survive Valentine's Day Without Romance

How to Survive Valentine's Day Without Romance0

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Valentine's Day can be difficult for some people, but it's important to keep things in perspective, an expert says. People who don't have a spouse or romantic partner may feel lonely, sad or left out ...

HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows

HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows0

MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what some parents might fear, girls who get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) do not treat it as a green light to start having risky sex, a new study indicates. Researchers ...

STDs in Men

STDs in Men0

What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections transmitted during sexual contact. STDs are often referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs). STDs can be transmitted during any type ...

Sexual (Sex) Problems in Men

Sexual (Sex) Problems in Men0

What are sexual problems in men? Sexual health is an important part of a man's life, no matter his age, civil status, or sexual orientation. It is also an important part of a couple's foundation and contributes to the quality of life. Sexual ...

IUDs, Contraceptive Implants Work Longer Than Thought, Researchers Report

IUDs, Contraceptive Implants Work Longer Than Thought, Researchers Report0

THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants appear to prevent pregnancy one year beyond their approved length of use, according to early results from an ongoing study. Researchers ...

Smartphone Device Detects HIV, Syphilis

Smartphone Device Detects HIV, Syphilis0

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A smartphone accessory that can detect HIV and syphilis has been developed by Columbia University researchers. The low-cost device can spot markers of the infectious diseases from a finger prick of ...

Modern Birth Control Methods Could Avoid 15 Million Unwanted Pregnancies: Report

Modern Birth Control Methods Could Avoid 15 Million Unwanted Pregnancies: Report0

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If more women had access to modern birth control methods and used them correctly, there would be 15 million fewer unwanted pregnancies in low- and middle-income nations each year, a new study ...

Genital Herpes in Women

Genital Herpes in Women0

Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by an infection with the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. HSV-1 is most commonly associated with blistering lesions around the mouth known as cold sores. HSV-2 ...

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