Ghana AIDS Commission has launched a condom-distribution program ahead of the African Cup of Nations.
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Guidebook of Sexual Medicine was just released focusing on restoring "the couple" as the main unit for treatment of sexual dysfunction.
Male circumcision does not reduce levels of sexual desire, satisfaction or performance.
Vermont Department of Health announced an increase in the number of recorded syphilis cases in the state.
People must improve sexual health practices during the Christmas season in order to stem the rising tide of sexually transmitted infections.
Sex education greatly boosts the likelihood that teens will delay having intercourse.
An increase in risky sexual behavior among men who have sex with men has been linked to a resurgence of syphilis cases in Europe.
Manufacturers of OTC stand-alone vaginal contraceptive required to include a warning that the chemical N9 does not provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases.
The announcement reporting a rise in the U.S. teen birth rate for the first time since 1991, clearly illustrates the utter failure of contraceptive-based sex education.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty and other district leaders should "remain vigilant" as the Senate this month likely will vote on a $21 billion appropriations bill that would lift a ban on city funding for needle-exchange programs, Grant Smith -- legislative assistant for the Office of National Affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance -- writes in a Washington Post letter to the editor in response to a Nov. 30 Post editorial (Smith, Washington Post, 12/4).
Three notifiable sexually transmitted diseases: chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis; the rate of reported infections continues to rise, and as before, it is likely the official data represents only a small part of the true national picture.
Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world but often has no symptoms. A new test for diagnosing Chlamydia is quicker and more cost-effective than current tests, and has the potential to reduce complications and transmission to sexual partners.
Democratic Presidential Candidates Respond To Questions About Needle-Exchange Programs, Sex Education
Most Democratic presidential candidates would support lifting a ban on federal funding for needle-exchange programs and replacing abstinence-only sex education.
The Beijing Municipal Health Bureau recently ordered all hotels in the city to provide condoms in all guest rooms by the end of 2008 in an effort to curb the spread of HIV, Reuters reports (Reuters, 11/23).
Since Alfred Kinsey broke cultural barriers in the discussion and study of human sexuality, an increasing number of social scientists, psychologists, and physiologists have been studying sexual issues and behavior.
New York Times examined the global health group PATH's efforts to gain approval of its redesigned female condom.
Zestra, the only women's intimacy product clinically shown to quickly increase female sexual sensation, arousal and pleasure, has released new findings from its latest research in women with the most common sexual problems.
Some teens believe they will stay virgins after engaging in oral sex, genital touching and even anal sex.
Eleven percent of men in the U.S. report that they have conducted multiple sexual relationships at the same time during the past year.
The Politico examined Sen. Arlen Specter's earmarks for abstinence-based sex education programs.
Although abstinence messages are effective for some teenagers "who embrace [their] religious roots or who choose to abstain for other reasons," they should not be the "centerpiece for any state's sexual education policy" because such messages "wor[k] only for some" teens, Abigail Jones and Marissa Miley, co-authors of Restless Virgins: Love, Sex, and Survival at a New England Prep School, write in a USA Today opinion piece.
The New York City Department of Education on Thursday announced it would recommend a "research-based" sex education curriculum called Reducing the Risk at all high schools in the city, the AP/Long Island Newsday reports.