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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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Mind-Body Connections: Vaginismus in Real Life

Jan 8, 2014 | Reproductive health |Women's Health |Sexual Health | Comments (0)

By the time I had sex for the first time, I was really looking forward to it. My boyfriend and I had planned a getaway weekend in London for the occasion, interrupting the long-distance-ness of our relationship for a few short days. I could just imagine it: typical British rain tapping romantically against the window of our little hotel, while I left virginhood forever in the arms of someone I loved. Perfect, right?

 Not so much. Here’s the thing: it hurt. A lot.

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Plus Sized Barbie?

Dec 30, 2013 | General | Comments (0)
A social media post asking about a full-figured Barbie doll goes viral. And gets heated. What's your take?

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Mind-Body Connections: Exploring the Roots of Vaginismus

Dec 20, 2013 | General | Comments (0)

Vaginismus is a condition where strong contractions make it difficult (and painful) to insert anything into the vagina. There are many unanswered questions about vaginismus (including just how many women are affected) but Dr. Hilda Hutcherson of Columbia University gives us background, including potential causes and treatment.

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The Katie Show and HPV Vaccines

Dec 9, 2013 | General |HPV |Cervical cancer | Comments (0)

This week, Katie Couric’s show (Katie) aired an extensive segment on HPV vaccines. Rather than offering a thoughtful discussion, the episode was a sensationalist muck of misinformation.

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