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  • Sex study: Teens who watch more, do more (amazing discovery, who would have guessed?)

    09/07/2004 2:11:18 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 17 replies · 686+ views
    AP, via Tallahassee Democrat ^ | 9/6/04 | LINDSEY TANNER
    CHICAGO - Children who watched a lot of TV with sexual content were about twice as likely to start having intercourse during the subsequent year as those with little exposure to televised sex, researchers found. High exposure to TV sex among those age 12 to 17 also was linked with a lower but still substantially increased risk of starting non-intercourse behavior, including passionate kissing and oral sex, the researchers found. Even shows that only refer to sex but don't depict it had the effect, they found. "Exposure to TV that included only talk about sex was associated with the same...
  • Study Links TV to Teen Sexual Activity

    09/07/2004 5:44:38 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 93 replies · 1,478+ views
    Health - Reuters ^ | Tue Sep 7, 2004 | Michael Conlon
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Teenagers who watch a lot of television with sexual content are twice as likely to engage in intercourse than those who watch few such programs, according to a study published on Tuesday. The study covered 1,792 adolescents aged 12 to 17 who were quizzed on viewing habits and sexual activity and then surveyed again a year later. Both regular and cable television were included. "This is the strongest evidence yet that the sexual content of television programs encourages adolescents to initiate sexual intercourse and other sexual activities," said Rebecca Collins, a psychologist at the RAND Corp. who...
  • Germany: HIV infections rise among gays

    07/09/2004 7:15:36 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 24 replies · 694+ views
    FAZ ^ | 07/09/04 | Peter-Philipp Schmitt
    HIV infections rise among gays More and more young homosexuals forget about the risks of AIDS By Peter-Philipp Schmitt Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The test had been long overdue. But Tim decided to have it done once he realized that he had another problem anyway. “I only went because I had contracted syphilis,“ he says. The results were not the news Tim wanted to hear: He had HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Around Germany, increasing numbers of young German homosexuals like Tim are learning that they, too, are carrying around the deadly virus. While the number of new infections has...
  • Abortion, substance abuse linked

    06/23/2004 9:50:04 PM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 171+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/24/04 | Amy Doolittle
    <p>Women who abort their first accidental pregnancy are likely to abuse substances, a new study says.</p> <p>The report, published this month in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, is the latest of more than 20 studies linking abortion to substance abuse.</p>
  • CNN's Cooper and Gupta Bemoan Reagan's Indifference to AIDS(CNN's INDIFFERENCE to the FACTS)

    06/10/2004 5:37:15 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 63 replies · 392+ views
    MRC ^ | Thursday June 10, 2004 | BrentBaker
    On Tuesday night CNN devoted a segment of Anderson Cooper 360 to how, as CNN's Dr, Sanjay Gupta put it, throughout his presidency "many would accuse President Reagan of ignoring AIDS," as if Reagan talking about it would have done more to prevent it than those in the homosexual community modifying their unsafe sex practices. Leading into a Reagan clip from 1987, Gupta complained that "the first time President Reagan would utter the word AIDS in public would be well into his second term, six years after the virus was discovered." In fact, Reagan talked about AIDS in 1985 and...
  • Homophobia kills, literally

    06/05/2004 12:19:30 PM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 19 replies · 232+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 6-06-2004 | Cynthia Tucker
    Though President Bush rarely mentions it -- too many conservatives in Congress are uncomfortable with amending the Constitution to ban same-sex unions -- conservative preachers and right-wing activists can't let go of gay marriage. They're still using its "threat" to traditional families to rally their parishioners, lest they forget to be judgmental and unwittingly slip into love and mercy. Nowhere are the front lines in the battle against gay marriage tended with more care than in conservative black churches, where ministers regularly denounce homosexuality as an abomination. It is a curious approach they would no doubt characterize as "tough love,"...
  • Sexual Activity and Condom Use Up Among High School Students; 2003 Youth Risk Behavior Survey

    05/20/2004 4:04:34 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 6 replies · 238+ views
    Sexual Activity and Condom Use Up Among High School Students; 2003 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Released 5/20/2004 7:00:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Adrienne Verrilli of Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S., 212-819-9770 NEW YORK, May 20 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance - United States, 2003 (YRBS). This report monitors six categories of health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults, including sexual behavior. Overall, trends in sexual behavior among high school students have been positive over the last 12 years. High school students who...
  • Meth abuse elevates HIV crisis for gays

    04/18/2004 2:10:14 PM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 96 replies · 317+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 04/17/04 | CAMERON McWHIRTER, JILL YOUNG MILLER
    When Patrick Smith started using methamphetamine, he quickly found that sex and the potent drug — which gay men call Tina or Crystal — became hopelessly connected. Whenever he had sex, he wanted meth. Whenever he was high on meth, he wanted sex. A methamphetamine user since he was 16, Smith spent years having anonymous, unprotected sex while high. He took the drug whenever he could. He hooked up with male partners — he has no idea how many — at large dance parties and at all-night sex clubs. Smith ran out of money and prostituted himself. He was hospitalized...
  • Study: Lesbian & Bisexual Girls at Heightened Risk for Tobacco Use

    04/05/2004 2:45:10 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 35 replies · 155+ views
    Study: Lesbian & Bisexual Girls at Heightened Risk for Tobacco Use; Prevention Efforts Important When Working With Girls 4/5/2004 4:05:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Mary-Ellen Shay of Children's Hospital Boston, 617-355-6420; web: http://www.childrenshospital.org BOSTON, April 5 /U.S. Newswire/ -- A new study has found that lesbian and bisexual girls may be among the hardest hit by tobacco among the nation's young people. Led by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, the study appears in the April issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Using data from adolescents participating in...
  • Cynthia Tucker: Blacks flee gays, can't flee AIDS

    03/13/2004 7:23:35 PM PST · by mhking · 53 replies · 771+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3.14.04 | Cynthia Tucker
    Black America's casual homophobia hardly speaks well for a people who have experienced so much discrimination themselves. But this bit of knee-jerk bigotry is no longer a mere social failing. It is now also a killer, keeping black gays in the closet and contributing to the rise of HIV. From the black church to the barbershop, a gay-bashing ethos is so prevalent that black men who have sex with other men refuse to admit that they're gay. Indeed, according to Dr. Helene Gayle, one of the nation's top African-American experts on AIDS, some black parents prefer to falsely accuse their...
  • 'Crystal Meth' Use Boosts STD Rates Among Gay Men

    03/13/2004 9:02:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies · 475+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/11/04 | Randy Dotinga
    'Crystal Meth' Use Boosts STD Rates Among Gay Men Thu Mar 11, 11:47 PM ET By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 11 (HealthDayNews) -- Crystal methamphetamine -- or "speed" -- seems to be a driving factor behind higher rates of sexually transmitted disease among gay and bisexual men. In one study from San Francisco, gay men who visited a health clinic were twice as likely to be infected with the AIDS virus if they had recently used the illegal drug. And they were nearly five times as likely to be diagnosed with syphilis. Armed with the new statistics, federal...
  • Internet blamed in spread of syphilis among gays

    03/11/2004 6:25:50 AM PST · by Peter J. Huss · 46 replies · 291+ views
    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Internet has played a significant role in the latest increase in cases of syphilis among gay men by introducing partners more likely to practice high-risk sex, according to a study released on Wednesday. About 22 percent of homosexual men diagnosed with early stage syphilis reported meeting one or more of their sexual partners through the Internet around the time they were infected, said the study by the Los Angeles Health Department. Researchers at a national conference in Philadelphia on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases also said they found gays who used the Web to meet...
  • Internet blamed in spread of syphilis among gays

    03/10/2004 3:04:19 PM PST · by knak · 51 replies · 251+ views
    reuters ^ | 3/10/04
    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Internet has played a significant role in the latest increase in cases of syphilis among gay men by introducing partners more likely to practice high-risk sex, according to a study. About 22 percent of homosexual men diagnosed with early stage syphilis reported meeting one or more of their sexual partners through the Internet around the time they were infected, said the study by the Los Angeles Health Department on Wednesday. Researchers at a national conference in Philadelphia on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases also said they found gays who used the Web to meet sex...
  • Teens' risky behavior trending downward

    03/09/2004 7:55:12 AM PST · by writer33 · 13 replies · 139+ views
    Spokesman Review ^ | 03/09/2004 | Taryn Broadwater
    Fewer Idaho teens drink, smoke and have sex than their peers across the country, according to survey results released by the state Department of Education on Friday. Students in the ninth through 12th grades in 36 of Idaho's public high schools were questioned last spring about everything from drug and alcohol use to sexual experience and eating habits. Many rates of "risky behavior" among Idaho teens were lower than those of two years ago, and several were far less than the natio nal average. Still, nearly a quarter of Idaho high school students engaged in binge drinking, consuming five or...
  • Hedonistic Holidays Endanger Sexual Health -Survey

    02/03/2004 4:42:28 PM PST · by yonif · 11 replies · 310+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 3, 2004
    LONDON (Reuters) - Sexual antics of young British men and women on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza could be endangering their health, doctors warned on Wednesday. Around half the 1,500 people who arrived on Ibiza without a regular sexual partner said when questioned in a poll that they had sex with at least one person during their stay. One in four young men and one in seven women had more than one sexual partner. Eleven percent of males and three percent of females said they had indulged in sex with six or more people during a typical 10-day stay...
  • The Degenerate Generation

    01/22/2004 1:55:44 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 33 replies · 253+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | January 22, 2004 | Hans Zeiger
    A new study by the British Medical Association finds that young people in Great Britain are living dangerously when it comes to eating, drinking, mental health, drugs, and sex. The frightening report reveals a burgeoning youth culture that is high on risk and low on character. The report found that one fifth of British adolescents aged 13 to 16 are overweight or obese. One in four 15 and 16 year olds smoke regularly, and one in five use drugs. Youth alcohol consumption now ranks among the highest in Europe, and binge drinking is becoming a serious problem. One in five...
  • New Report Details Sexual Trends Among Low-Income Black Urban Youth-'extraordinarily frank report'

    01/21/2004 6:55:07 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 185 replies · 1,004+ views
    New Report Details Sexual Trends Among Low-Income Black Urban Youth 1/21/04 9:01:00 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Bill Albert of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 202-478-8510 WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /U.S. Newswire/ -- For many low- income Black urban youth, sex is seen as little more than a transaction and mainstream messages about sex, love, and relationships are having little impact in the inner city, according to a new report from MEE (Motivational Educational Entertainment) Productions, released today by MEE, in partnership with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. This extraordinarily frank report, This is My...
  • Vancouver facing worst outbreak of syphilis in the developed world

    12/24/2003 12:33:53 PM PST · by glorgau · 33 replies · 236+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Dec 24, 2:53 AM ET | Staff
    VANCOUVER, Canada (AFP) - Vancouver is facing the worst outbreak of syphilis per capita in the developed world, with city health officials fearful of a looming epidemic of the sexually transmitted disease once thought almost wiped out in North America. Some 254 new cases have been diagnosed locally this year authorities said early this week -- more than the total for North America in two decades, with more expected, said Dr. Michael Rekart of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. "There's a lot of unsafe sex going on in Vancouver and the disease has simply taken hold," Rekart said....
  • Teen Drug Abuse Declines Across Wide Front; 11% Reduction Exceeds President's 2yr Goal

    12/20/2003 5:08:09 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 18 replies · 170+ views
    Teen Drug Abuse Declines Across Wide Front; Eleven Percent Reduction Exceeds President's Two-Year Goal 12/19/03 11:36:00 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk and Health Reporter Contact: Tom Riley of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, 202-395-6618; Blair Gately of National Institute on Drug Abuse, 301-443-6245 WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /U.S. Newswire/ -- HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and John P. Walters, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, today released results of the 2003 Monitoring the Future survey, showing an 11 percent decline in drug use by 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students over the past...
  • The Red Cross standard

    12/17/2003 7:22:54 AM PST · by ArGee · 9 replies · 138+ views
    World Magazine ^ | 12/20/2003 | Joel Belz
    IT'S A GOOD THING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD WAL-Mart is just 150 yards from my office. In my very informal Belz Blue-Collar Poll on Homosexual Marriage (see last week's issue), I forgot one very important follow-up question, and had to hurry back this morning to get a few more opinions. (This very unscientific approach is why you should attach no statistical significance to my findings.) To put this account in context, you need to know that a couple of days ago, I had also stopped by for a visit to the local unit of Red Cross, where I go as often as...
  • Rise of Internet Fuels Fears of AIDS Resurgence [well, at leat they didn't blame Dubya]

    07/29/2003 7:23:31 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 15 replies · 912+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 29, '03 | Paul Simao
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - A growing number of gay and bisexual men in the United States are engaging in risky sex with partners they meet on the Internet, raising fears that the AIDS virus could be poised for a major comeback in the group hardest hit by the epidemic. Online chatrooms and Web sites are replacing gay bathhouses and sex clubs as the most popular meeting point to arrange high-risk sex, according to two new studies presented on Tuesday at the 2003 National HIV (news - web sites) Prevention Conference. The findings come amid growing evidence of an apparent resurgence of...