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Sexual Violence and Hypertension
High blood pressure and heart problems are two of the little-known and long-term effects of sexual violence. More screening is needed.
The Case for Making Pleasure Part of Sex Ed
Young people are more likely to practice safe sex when their sexual education classes discuss pleasure as well as prevention.
Do Covid Vaccines Affect Conception?
COVID-19 vaccines do not seem to interfere with a couple's ability to conceive, but having a COVID infection can affect a man's fertility.
HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer in Men
Human papilloma viruses are behind rising rates of oropharyngeal cancer in men. HPV vaccines could prevent most cases.
What an HPV “Infodemic” Teaches Us About Vaccine Disinformation
Misinformation's power comes from the fact that it is so often fear-based, making it more attention-grabbing than neutral, fact-based info.
A Strip Club Safety Net?
Does the presence of strip clubs, brothels and adult stores increase the likelihood of sexual violence in a community? A surprising answer.
STIs Rising in an Older Age Group
Sexually transmitted infections can be symptom-free, but still cause harm. Rising rates among young adults are prompting calls for testing.
Even Little Girls Ask for Less
By age 8 girls begin to ask for less when negotiating with men, raising the question of how they will fare when they enter the workplace.
A Questionable Treatment for Low Sexual Desire
Women experiencing low libido may be prescribed a drug with few benefits, based on suspect research, for a disorder that no longer exists.
IUDs as Emergency Contraception
IUDs are known to be a reliable method of contraception. They are also, like the morning after pill, a good form of emergency contraception.
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