HPV-Related Cancer in Men — Stories from Survivors

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HPV-Related Cancer in Men — Stories from Survivors In ASHA’s 2022 survey of 1,040 men in the U.S., only 31% of respondents knew that HPV can cause anal and penile cancer and even fewer (23%) knew that HPV can cause oral/throat cancer. We know that one important way to raise awareness about HPV-related cancer in […]

Talking to Your Family and Friends about Your Cancer

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It can be difficult to talk to family and friends about any cancer diagnosis. It can be helpful to have a team of friends and family for support, but you are in charge of who you tell and how much you tell them.

Spread the Word about Syphilis Prevention

Syphilis cases in newborns are skyrocketing—up 183% since 2018. Congenital syphilis is a public health crisis. If you want to help spread the word about the state of congenital syphilis and syphilis prevention, you can share these images and messages below on all of your social channels.

ASHA Products

Sex-positive information for individuals

The American Sexual Health Association offers books, booklets, clothing, and other novelty items for individuals, including our signature Askable Parent guide.

Sexual Arousal Disorder

Arousal Disorder When a woman becomes sexually aroused, her body will respond with physical changes—vaginal lubrication, swelling and tingling in the genitals. Typically, she’ll experience emotional or mental excitement as well. For some women, though, this arousal response doesn’t happen as expected. The desire may be there, but the body or the mind (or both) […]

Talking to A Provider about FSD

It’s not easy talking about your sexual concerns, and it’s also not easy living with them. So, it’s time to take action. All it takes is three simple steps: Make an appointment. FSD can be upsetting. If you’re tired of worrying about it, don’t wait for your next physical; make an appointment with a healthcare […]

Transgender Day of Rememberance

November 20 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual event designated to memorialize those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith to honor Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was murdered on November 28th, 1998. Eighteen years after the […]

Understanding Women’s Experiences with Bacterial Vaginosis

Understanding Women’s Experiences with Bacterial Vaginosis Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common gynecologic infection, affecting nearly 29 percent of women in the U.S. While not all women with BV have symptoms, those that do may experience an abnormal vaginal discharge that may be white or gray, watery, and may also have a strong fish-like odor, […]

New Series Exploring Sexual Health and Sex Ed from VICE

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This week, VICE Media released a new series Unscrewing Ourselves that explores the state of sexual health and sex education today. Available on its sites Broadly and Tonic, the series covers topics ranging from sexuality and chronic illness, LGBT-inclusive sex ed, and dating HIV-positive partners. The series also highlights the efforts of young people educating […]

Join us for a discussion of Dr. Tang’s new book, It’s Not Hysteria Everything You Need to Know About Your Reproductive Health (but Were Never Told), and ask Dr. Tang your questions about reproductive health!