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Study: Parental Involvement Laws Don’t Alter Teen Sexual Behavior; STI Rates

Jul 31, 2013 | General |STDs/STIs |Adolescent health | Comments (0)

Most states have laws requiring health care providers to notify parents (or obtain their consent) when providing abortion services to teens.  A new study published online in The Journal of Health Economics finds such “parental involvement” (or PI) laws have no significant impact in reducing risky sexual behavior and STI rates among youth. 


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5 Things You Should Know About Herpes-Diary of Sex Educator

Jul 25, 2013 | Diary of a Sex Educator |Sexual Health |STDs/STIs | Comments (0)

As most of my calls are about genital herpes, I thought I’d clear the air. TV shows, movies, and society as a whole create this stigma around herpes when really, there’s not too much to be scared of. Most of the time, genital herpes is a mild skin condition that can be managed very effectively.


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Erotic Fantasies are Great Fuel

Jul 18, 2013 | Women's Health |Sexual Health |General | Comments (0)
Sexuality counselor Evelyn Resh talks about fantasies and why you shouldn't be ashamed to have them! "My take on sexual fantasies is pretty straight-forward and uncomplicated; more power to you if you have them and they enhance your satisfaction.  Fantasies are not the same as actions, which I find myself reminding people of all the time."

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Holes-Diary of a Sex Educator

Jul 12, 2013 | Diary of a Sex Educator |Sexual Health |STDs/STIs | Comments (0)

I know what you may be thinking but no-not those kinds of holes! I’m talking about the holes in the healthcare system. Practically all my calls are from people who have already been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection but don’t know what to do next.


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Heartbreak - Diary of a Sex Educator

Jul 3, 2013 | Diary of a Sex Educator |Adolescent health |Sex ed |Sexual Health |STDs/STIs | Comments (0)
My heart broke today for a young girl, alone in her bedroom, fearful that she was pregnant from giving a boy a blowjob.  Even though I told her all the facts and that she was no risk for pregnancy, she kept crying.  I was confused.  I’ve never encountered a situation where...

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