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FDA Approves HPV Test for Primary Screening

May 28, 2014 | General | Comments (0)
Health care professionals, patients, and policy makers alike will have many questions.

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Talking Birds & Bees in the 21st Century

Apr 30, 2014 | Adolescent health |STDs/STIs | Comments (0)

"It's not one conversation, it’s not even ten conversations, it may be a hundred conversations that connect young people to their parents and really help the young people accept their own parent’s perspectives on things."

In this STI Awareness Month interview, Dr. J. Dennis Fortenberry of the Indiana University School of Medicine explains why young people are especially vulnerable to STIs and covers the basics of effective sexual communications between parents and kids.


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ASHA's 100th Birthday

Feb 5, 2014 | General | Comments (0)

The time for sexual health is now! Find out how we’re working towards creating a sexually healthy nation for 2014 and beyond (and why we need your help)


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Is Pornography Addictive?

Jan 30, 2014 | Sexual Health |General |Women's Health |Men's Health | Comments (0)

When I was growing up in small towns, porn (at least of the variety offered to heterosexual men) wasn’t that hard to find. There was always an X-rated theater not far away, Playboy and Penthouse were in most of the convenience stores, and so on. The selection was limited though, and acquiring or viewing it usually involved some degree of embarrassment or inconvenience, perhaps even a trip to a drive-in or an aging urban theater whose manager hoped to find fiscal solvency by swapping Mary Poppins for Debbie Does Dallas.


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STD Statistics Show More of the Same

Jan 14, 2014 | STDs/STIs | Comments (0)

At some point you want to yell in frustration. CDC recently published STD surveillance data for 2012 that point to the same worrisome trends: 19 million new STDs each year and our most vulnerable populations – particularly young people, women, and men who have sex with men- continue to endure a significant share of the STD burden.


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