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LGBT teens who come out at school have better self-esteem, study finds Despite the risk of being bullied, coming out in high school is better for students' well-being in the long-run, according to a new study. Students who were open about their sexual orientation or gender identity in high school reported higher self-esteem
Science Daily | Feb 9, 2015 9:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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HPV vaccination not linked to riskier sex, study finds Receiving the HPV vaccine does not increase rates of sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females, suggesting that vaccinating girls is not likely to promote unsafe sexual activity, according to new findings.
Science Daily | Feb 9, 2015 4:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Why do new strains of HIV spread slowly? Most HIV epidemics are still dominated by the first strain that entered a particular population. New research offers an explanation of why the global mixing of HIV variants is so slow.
Science Daily | Feb 5, 2015 7:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Female patients with primary Sjgrens syndrome more likely to experience sexual dysfunction Sexual dysfunction should not be ignored in patients with primary Sjgrens syndrome, researchers state after finding that women with the condition experience significantly more sexual dysfunction than healthy controls. Primary Sjgren's syndrome (pSS) is th
Science Daily | Feb 5, 2015 03:18 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Contraceptive counseling at dermatologist's office improves knowledge of effectiveness Providing women who take a powerful acne drug with a fact sheet about contraception while visiting the dermatologist can significantly improve their awareness of the most effective birth control options and may prevent unintended pregnancies and birth def
Science Daily | Feb 4, 2015 5:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fifteen million unwanted pregnancies a year caused by underuse of modern contraception Fifteen million out of 16.7 million unwanted pregnancies a year could be avoided in 35 low- and middle-income countries if women had the opportunity to use modern methods of contraception, according to a study that applies to about one-third of the worlds
Science Daily | Feb 4, 2015 01:43 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Many universities undercount sexual assaults on campus, research finds A pattern of underreporting of on-campus sexual assaults by universities and colleges across the United States has been uncovered by researchers. Some schools have continued to underreport even after being fined for violations of federal law, according to
Science Daily | Feb 2, 2015 3:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Craigslist personals, HIV trends: Entry of site in a community tied to 16 percent increase in HIV Craigslist's entry into a market results in a 15.9 percent increase in reported HIV cases, according to research. When mapped at the national level, more than 6,000 HIV cases annually and treatment costs estimated between $62 million and $65.3 million can
Science Daily | Jan 30, 2015 6:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Sexual offending treatment programs in prisons, hospitals are ineffective The current rehabilitation program for sexual offenders is not proven to work and leaves the public at risk, experts report. In the UK, in prisons and secure psychiatric hospitals, sexual offenders are offered the Sexual Offender Treatment Programme (SOTP
Science Daily | Jan 28, 2015 02:23 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Achieving a world without AIDS: Scale must give way to focus, details The global AIDS community has its sights set on three new goals, known as the '90-90-90' targets. That is, by 2020, 90 percent of people living with HIV should know their HIV status, 90 percent of those who test positive for HIV should begin antiretrovira
Science Daily | Jan 27, 2015 5:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend