The House to extend the federal Title V abstinence education program along with the Transitional Medical Assistance program.
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The teen birth rate in the U.S. reached a record low in 2005, and condom use among high school students increased.
Indian Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss on Wednesday at an event to mark World Population Day voiced his support for a national plan to introduce sex education in schools and urged states that oppose the plan to change their stances, AFP/Yahoo! News reports (AFP/Yahoo! News, 7/11).
Missouri, Pennsylvania, Maryland take actions on abortion, breast-feeding, and sex education welated measures.
Patients right across the North West are to benefit from the next round in the drive to find extra GPs.
Many women worldwide cannot access female condoms to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections because they either are unavailable or too expensive.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has launched an innovative campaign to reverse the increase in cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia in the County.
Brazil will add emergency contraceptives to its program that will aim to provide women with access to low-cost oral contraceptives.
A $1.3 million public health campaign to encourage men who have sex with men, as well as black and Hispanic women, to be tested for sexually transmitted infections.
Six of nine widely used comprehensive sex education curricula contain medically inaccurate statements, and all the programs only slightly delayed sexual activity or increased condom use among students.
Cultural traditions are among the main reasons for the low rate of female condom use.
FDA plans to survey 1,200 people in shopping malls nationwide on their understanding of a condom's efficacy in preventing sexually transmitted infections.
More than 10 million NYC Condoms are in the hands of New Yorkers, just three months after the launch of the country's first official city condom.
Congenital syphilis is a major preventable public health problem in many developing countries, frequently causing stillbirths or neonatal death and disabling children who survive.
HPV causes some throat cancers in both men and women. Having multiple oral sex partners tops the list of sex practices that boost risk for the HPV-linked cancer.
The "morning after pill" may be a good option for individual women in crisis, but advance access to emergency contraception is no antidote for the national problem of unintended pregnancy.
The Umatilla County health department is now offering expanded access to the new cancer-preventing human papillomas virus vaccine.
About half of the students who received abstinence education and about half of those who did not reported that they abstained from sex.
Senate bill paves the way for comprehensive sex education - education that includes scientifically accurate information on abstinence and the health benefits of birth control and condoms - to be taught in the state's schools.
New treatment recommendations are critical if we are to continue to see progress in controlling gonorrhea
Roche and Transgene S.A. will develop and commercialize products from Transgene's therapeutic vaccine program against Human Papilloma Virus-mediated diseases.
Minnesota Department of Health data show that 16,428 cases of sexually transmitted diseases, a record number, were reported in Minnesota in 2006.
Health Canada is warning consumers not to use the unauthorized product Vigorect Oral Gel Shooter, because it contains an undeclared drug substance tadalafil, which should only be available by prescription.