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Drinking, Sex and a Healthy You!

Drinking, Sex and a Healthy You!

February 1, 2017

By Charles Hassell Most people reading this have probably had a drink before. And you have probably had sex. In fact, there’s a pretty good chance you have done those two things on the same night! Most people are looking to do two things on a night out: 1)    Have fun with friends. 2)    Have […]

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National Condom Month

National Condom Month

February 1, 2017

ASHA recognizes each February as National Condom Month. Follow us all month long at #CondomMonth and take advantage of everything we offer: How to Use a Condom Talking to a Partner about Condoms and Safer Sex Get the Right Size Condom! Condomology: a collection of fact-based information (including fact sheets and videos) in simple, easy-to-understand […]

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Study Says Cervical Cancer Death Rates Are Far Higher Than We Thought

Study Says Cervical Cancer Death Rates Are Far Higher Than We Thought

January 26, 2017

 New research finds that women in the U.S. are dying from cervical cancer at rates far higher than we realized, especially with black women. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University examined the mortality rate (or death rate) with cervical cancer and say the statistics are skewed because they include women who have had a total hysterectomy […]

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Study Finds Nearly Half of Men have HPV

Study Finds Nearly Half of Men have HPV

January 20, 2017

Nearly half of males in the United States have genital human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a study published January 19 in JAMA Oncology. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, and experts believe most sexually active individuals have an HPV infection at some point. CDC estimates there are 79 million total cases of HPV […]

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A Cure for HPV? Evaluating HPV Treatment Options

A Cure for HPV? Evaluating HPV Treatment Options

January 4, 2017

A cure for HPV! Satisfaction guaranteed! No more outbreaks! If you’ve had an HPV diagnosis, you may have seen claims like this in your search for information on the Internet and elsewhere, often written in large bold type. In smaller type are the disclaimers: “Individual results may vary.” “This information is not intended to replace […]

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Find My Spark

Find My Spark

November 11, 2016

We are excited to announce the launch of Find My Spark, an educational campaign that provides information about female sexual difficulties (FSD), defined as persistent problems with sexual arousal, desire, orgasm, or pain that causes a woman distresses or strains her relationship with her partner. The objective is to encourage and empower women to take […]

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Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance

Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance

October 31, 2016

We’re well into the fall season but honestly, this feels like Groundhog Day. This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published STD surveillance data for 2015 that show cases of reportable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)—chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis—are at record levels. Also we see a continuation of the same trends we’ve been […]

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ASHA Ambassador of the Month: Kennon Jackson

ASHA Ambassador of the Month: Kennon Jackson

October 28, 2016

“Are they trying to give you information to make an informed decision yourself, or do they want to steer you in one direction or another?  You want to depend on people who are all about giving you options.” –Kennon Jackson on wading through the good, bad, and ugly of online sexual health information We’re happy […]

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