The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) has developed the Health Is Power tool kit, which is designed for use by organizations who are trying to better promote sexual health among young African American men (ages 18-30).
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ASHA Develops Helpful Resource with Health Is Power Tool Kit
Half of General Practitioners Don't Know Sexual Identity of Their Gay and Bisexual Male Patients
A survey conducted in New Zealand shows that half of gay and bisexual men don't believe their general practitioner is aware of their sexual orientation. "This low level of awareness means that many gay and bisexual men are likely not being offered relevant care, such as HIV and STI tests, vaccination and advice about safe sex by their GP," lead author of the study, Adrian Ludlam, said in a pres
IUDs Are Having a Moment... But There Have Been Complications
In our latest issue of Contemporary Sexuality, we reported on the recent positive impact of several programs centered around long-acting reversible contraception. And indeed, it seems as if hormonal implants and IUDs are having a moment...
SIECUS Releases Its Latest Portrait of Sexuality Education in the United States
SIECUS announced in a press release that they have released their most recent edition of their annual publication, titled SIECUS State Profiles: A Portrait of Sexuality Education and Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs in the States, Fiscal Year 2014 Edition.
Sex Reassignment Now To Be Covered By Hundreds of U.S. Companies
CBS-DC reports that hundreds of U.S. companies are adding sex reassignment as a health insurance benefit. In fact, more than 415 out of about 780 firms surveyed say they cover related procedures that include hormone therapy and sex-reassignment surgeries.
Health Care Crisis Facing Bisexual People
The Human Rights Campaign recently released a report showing that bisexual adults face a surplus of physical, mental, and sexual health disparities.
New Survey Looks at Sexual Assault Rates on College Campuses
A new survey of college students conducted by the Association of American Universities (AAU) places a spotlight on the troublingly high incidences of sexual assault occuring on college campuses. This is one of the largest ever surveys focusing on sexual assault and sexual misconduct.
Research Shows Sex Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Attack
According to a research letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, most heart disease patients can safely resume sexual activity after a heart attack without risk of inciting another one.
Researchers Discover A Natural Defense Against HIV
Researchers at Michigan State University have discovered what may be a natural defense against HIV infection. Their discovery focuses on ERManI, a protein that prevents the HIV virus from replicating.
Partner Violence Can Manifest in Reproductive Control
A piece was recently published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology on reproductive coercion, and how this can be yet another form of partner violence. Examples of this include birth control sabotage and pregnancy pressure or coercion.