Portland to approve a proposal that will allow students at a city middle school to access prescription birth control.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger's recently vetoed a bill that would have provided prison inmates in the state with condoms.
House Democratic leaders' decision to increase federal funding for abstinence-only sex education programs.
Los Angeles Times examined the outlook for federally funded abstinence-only sex education programs.
Fatigue, depression, medication side effects and the fear of damaging the heart can cause people with chronic heart failure to lose interest in sex.
Population Services International public service advertisement encourages people to have sex rather than to use condoms.
More than half of married men and married women engage in extramarital sex at some time during their relationship.
Community groups in Washington returned up to 70,000 of the condoms given away earlier this year.
British Columbia has approved a human papillomavirus vaccination program, but many details of the program still need to be resolved.
European Commission has approved GlaxoSmithKline's experimental human papillomavirus vaccine Cervarix for sale and marketing in the European Union.
Scientists have identified a potential target for the development of a vaccine against Chlamydia trachomatis, the most prevalent sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world.
New York state has rejected about $3.5 million in funding from the federal Title V abstinence education program.
Most patients who have male-to-female sex-change surgery are happy, despite complications.
New modelling research will show that up to 70% of cases of cervical cancer and 95% of cases of genital warts in men and women could be prevented by the introduction of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination.
An advertising campaign for a new human papillomavirus vaccination program in Canada must be postponed until after the Oct. 10 election.
California Legislature passed a bill that would require every individual or group health care plan to provide coverage for human papillomavirus vaccination.
Several Republican presidential candidates discussed abortion and sex education.
Washington, D.C., City Council Members Yvette Alexander and Muriel Bowser recently said they want to repeal a law that requires girls entering the sixth grade to receive a human papillomavirus vaccine, the Washington Post reports. The City Council in April voted 7-3 to approve the bill, and Mayor Adrian Fenty subsequently signed it into law (Stewart, Washington Post, 9/14).
Congress should act quickly to bring back an incentive for pharmaceutical companies to provide discounted oral contraceptives at college health centers and community health clinics.
Women's use of oral contraceptives for fewer than eight years reduces overall cancer risk by up to 12%.
UNICEF called for pressure to be maintained on Egypt to stop the practice of female genital cutting.
The Senate is expected to consider the House-approved fiscal year 2008 foreign aid spending bill (HR 2764) that would allow the federal government to give contraceptives but not money to international groups barred from receiving U.S. aid because of their abortion policies, CQ Today reports (Graham-Silverman, CQ Today, 9/5).
A South Carolina supplemental abstinence-only sex education program made no difference in the sexual behavior of teenagers.
Tens of thousands of condoms that the Washington, D.C., Department of Health provided at no cost to residents have been returned because of concerns about the condoms' packaging and safety.
Misconceptions around intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) mean that they are underused in developed countries, despite being a safe and effective form of contraception.
More than two thirds (69%) of sexually active New York City teens use condoms, compared to 63% nationwide.