LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — As the first former University of Kansas football player to come out as gay, Brad Thorson knows that talking about sex can be awkward and intimidating.
US fails to weaken UN references to sexual health
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States failed in an attempt to water down references to "sexual and reproductive health" in a U.N. resolution Thursday despite support from China and many Islamic countries.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Pregnancies and birth rates dipped to historic lows among Minnesota teens, while sexually transmitted diseases continue climbing, according to a report by the University of Minnesota.
Men tend to go to the doctor under only a few circumstances: 1. at the last possible minute or, 2. if their wives send them (or in some cases, force them) to go. Occasionally men will make it on their own, but that, too, is usually under very specific circumstances or concerns.
When it comes to aging, women are comfortable talking about hot flashes. But what about sex?
Carol Kuhle, an expert on menopause, aging and sexual health at the Mayo Clinics Womens Health Clinic, thinks sexual health should be part of the conversation.
People have a hard time talking about it, said Kuhle.
But that could be changing, as women get more information about the changes in their bodies and more comfortable in talking about sex during menopause and beyond.
The class everyone should take: Shaina Munoz (Opinion)
The class everyone should take: Shaina Munoz (Opinion)
Guest columnist Shaina Munoz is a health associate and coordinator of the Ohio Youth Leadership Council and The Collaborative For Comprehensive School-Age Health at The Center for Community Solutions, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank addressing health, social, and economic issues in Northeast Ohio.
Dear Dr. Roach: What are the chances of picking up a disease if I engage in homosexual sex? What are the types of diseases I might encounter and their consequences? I don't think you have ever discussed the medical implications of this important subject. Has it become taboo in the medical profession?
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Dutch government says a campaign to raise funds for access to birth control, abortion and women's sexual health programs in developing nations has so far raised more than 260 million euros ($305 million).
The "She Decides" initiative was launched in January after President Donald Trump cut U.S. funding for such services.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota university is starting a new minor program in sexual health for public health graduate students this fall.
The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents approved the program in June, Minnesota Daily (http://bit.ly/2tJxzuy ) reported.
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Shervin Assari, University of Michigan
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new report shows the teenage pregnancy rate has plummeted in Minnesota over the last three decades, but that the number of sexually transmitted infections is increasing.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans hospital is presenting two free women-only talks about female sexual health, called "Sex in Our City."
Drs. Sue and Irwin Goldstein of San Diego Sexual Medicine will speak at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from Tulane Health Systems.
Georgia Department of Public Health news release
April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of STDs on the lives of northwest Georgians and the importance of preventing, testing for and treating STDs. It is an opportunity to normalize routine STD testing and conversations about sexual health.
Teen STDs are preventable, treatable
"Nationally, about 40 percent of teens are sexually active by the age of 19. Of those, one in four has at least one STD.
Connecticut city offers free STD testing on Valentine’s Day
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Nothing says love like a free STD test.
One Connecticut city is celebrating Valentine's Day by offering free testing for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.
The Norwalk Health Department normally charges $10 for the service, but is waiving the fee on Tuesday.
Davis School Board calls for edits to health videos
FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — The Davis School District Board of Education is looking to edit sexual health videos to get rid of references to some words and concepts.
The Standard-Examiner reports (http://bit.ly/2dUVsHM ) that at a meeting Tuesday, board vice president Mona Andrus made a motion to update the videos to remove words like "boobs" and "wet dreams" from the videos as well as comments about breast or penis size or causes of erections.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's Planned Parenthood branch won't hand out condom packages printed with a symbol associated with Mormon youth teachings after an image of the wrappers on its Facebook page generated backlash.
The wrappers stamped with a popular design symbolizing the phrase "Choose the Right" were a limited run intended to spark open conversation about sexual health, Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Katrina Barker said.
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