| Apr 22, 2010
Safety and effectiveness are your most important considerations for choosing a contraceptive. Speak to your health care provider before deciding which type may be best for you.
Here are some quick facts about three common types of contraceptives.
| Mar 10, 2010
| 5:22 AM
Margaret's message to her daughter back in the day was really simple.
"I told her to lock it down."
But with teen pregnancy and STD rates on the rise, can abstinence-only programs actually work? A new landmark study found in the Archives of Pediatrics...
| Mar 11, 2010
Not-so-sexy news about genital herpes, one in six people has the virus according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control.
"I think the estimation of one in six is probably an under estimation based on prior studies that have been done,"...
| Mar 18, 2010
California's worker safety board voted Thursday to further study a proposal that would require porn actors to wear condoms during sex scenes.
The six-member California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted unanimously to assign an advisory...
| Mar 14, 2010
| 3:54 PM
When Zoe Lehman talks about the newest version of the female condom, she's equal parts women's health care advocate ("It's an incredible prevention tool that empowers women") and sex therapist ("we tell women the double rings are amazingly pleasurable")....
| Apr 16, 2010
Names like MAXX, Comfort XL and Avanti Ultima might beckon from the condom shelf, but a University of Kentucky researcher has found it's fit, not size, that matters most when it comes to condoms.
Nearly half of the 436 men - ages 18 to 67 - surveyed in...
| Apr 6, 2010
Tuesday kicked off Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month.
Across Alaska, health professionals are encouraging people to get out and get tested.
Last year the number of gonorrhea cases across the state reached epidemic levels. Doctors say if...
| Jun 18, 2010
A federal agency is investigating whether an HIV testing clinic funded by the adult film industry routinely releases health information about actors to porn producers, violating the actors' privacy, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation announced Friday.
| Jun 27, 2010
| 6:17 PM
It's supposed to be this simple: A teenager goes in for an annual physical, and at some point the doctor says: " HIV testing is a routine part of the exam. Would you rather not be tested?"
But almost four years after federal officials urged that...
| Jan 5, 2010
| 8:17 AM
The new guidelines cover the H1-N1 flu virus, but they also say boys should get the HPV vaccine to protect against STD's.
The new recommendations are issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the CDC, and the American Academy of Family Physicians....
| Jan 8, 2010
Rudy Phillips isn't taking any chances. He says his family has a history of high cholesterol, so at 31, it's a good time to get tested.
"Not to mention I have a friend, he's had problems along this line and he's my age and I want to make sure I'm okay."...