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  • Nanotechnology Builds Unbreakable Condoms

    01/01/2015 4:26:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/01/2015 | TIM SANDLE, DIGITAL JOURNAL
    It is always better to be safe than sorry and with sexual intercourse nanotech may have the answer for lowering the risk of condoms breaking at the wrong moment. New contraceptive technologies: condoms, pills, and implantable devices – provide reversible and permanent forms of protection. The usage of such product, however, varies widely. With the new study, the focus is on condoms. Researchers are harnessing nanotechnology to develop an unbreakable and efficient condom. At the same time it is hoped that the technology will make the rubbery devices more appealing to use. Behind the research is not only a desire...
  • American College of Pediatrics debunks the myth of “safe sex”

    10/06/2014 2:28:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    Late last month, the journal Pediatrics, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, released a policy statement entitled Contraception for Adolescents. The statement is an update to the Academy’s 2007 statement on the same topic. The update “provides the pediatrician with a description and rationale for best practices in counseling and prescribing contraception for adolescents,” according to the journal article. The abstract says: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatricians develop a working knowledge of contraception to help adolescents reduce risks of and negative health consequences related to unintended pregnancy. The American Academy of Pediatrics seems to have taken...
  • $509K Federal Study Will Text Safe-Sex ‘Gay Lingo’ to Meth Addicts

    06/18/2013 7:43:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 18, 2013 - 11:13 AM | Ryan Kiernan
    A $509,840 taxpayer-funded grant by the National Institutes of Health will pay for a study encouraging gay methamphetamine users to put on condoms and use less illegal drugs by sending them text messages. The study began in February. In an interview with, lead researcher Dr. Cathy Reback of the Baltimore-based Friends Research Institute, Inc., explained how she and her team of health educators will spend the next four years and over half a million dollars encouraging gay meth addicts to cut down on unprotected sex by periodically sending them “gay-specific” text messages. “We did a pilot about four, five...
  • Doctors Group Prescribes IUDs For Teen Girls

    09/22/2012 12:59:24 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 10 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | September 22, 2012 | JP
    More than 40 percent of adolescent girls, ages 15 to 19, are sexually active, according to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. And some 750,000 teen girls get pregnant every year. So what did ACOG recommend this week to prevent teen pregnancies? Offer under-age girls “long-acting reversible contraception” – intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants. “I absolutely think that teens should be using these methods as first line,” Dr. Lisa Perriera, an ACOG member, an OB/GYN at CaseMedicalCenter in Cleveland, told ABC News. “The important thing for teens to know,” she said, “is that these devices are an on/off...
  • Religious Faux Pas? Most Catholics Use Contraception

    04/14/2011 8:18:23 AM PDT · by Grunthor · 174 replies ^ | 4/14/11 | Stephanie Pappas
    Catholic women overwhelmingly use birth control, despite an official ban by the church, a new study finds......
  • Liberals Want Sex Industry To Go Green And “Ethical”

    12/10/2010 6:58:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | December 9, 2010 | William Teach
    That's what the moonbats at Grist want to know. After a long, long, long recitation of all the evils in Big Sex (you just know they'll have to call it that soon), they come up withIndividuals selling sex to others is, of course, just a small part of the sex economy. Far from being underground or taboo, many aspects are legal, even glorified (think beautifully crafted lingerie). It's a trillion-dollar cross-sector industry spanning live entertainment, pornography, pharmaceutical products, clothes, and accessories.I'd suggest that it is probably a bit higher than a trillion dollars. Regardless, the must become green!Feel like watching...
  • Bristol Palin and The Situation Together In Pro-Abstinence Ad

    11/17/2010 6:39:29 AM PST · by Brittany Pounders · 19 replies ^ | November 17, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    It’s an unlikely duo but, hey, it seems to work. Bristol Palin and The Situation, both featured on Dancing With The Stars this season, pair up and do a pro-abstinence/safe sex public public service announcement. It’s a witty, light-hearted message with Bristol Palin sticking strongly to her abstinence-only message and seeking to instill some of that in The Situation who responds with, “I totally respect abstinence– it’s got the word ‘abs’ in it.” Yes, he does come off as the genius he clearly is- but at least he is participating in a positive way… kind of. Thoughts or opinions? VIDEO
  • College Girls Learning Self R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

    05/19/2010 7:10:03 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 21 replies · 737+ views ^ | April 22, 2010 | Brittany Pounders I was surprised and delighted to read that many college girls are finally learning that they hold value, that their bodies aren’t little playthings for slobbering and sweaty young men, and that giving themselves over for one night stands comes with an emotional price that often lingers for a long time. It’s not been a popular message these days in high schools or college campuses, as more often than not, we’ve seen young people tossed candy-flavored condoms and sent off with a wink. The songs, shows and movies our youth watch and listen to glorify sexual promiscuity without consequence....
  • "Safe Sex" with Condoms Bad for Mental Health, Psych Researcher Finds

    08/04/2009 1:00:08 PM PDT · by topher · 30 replies · 1,632+ views -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Tuesday August 4, 2009 | By Hilary White
    Tuesday August 4, 2009 "Safe Sex" with Condoms Bad for Mental Health, Psych Researcher Finds "Emotional immaturity" and depression more prevalent among condom-users By Hilary WhitePAISLEY, Scotland, August 4, 2009 ( - Research from Scotland finding that heterosexual sex without using condoms is more likely to make people happy than "safe sex" with condoms, has stirred controversy among "sexual health" campaigners. The lead researcher wrote of the survey respondents, "The more often they have sex without condoms, the better their mental health."In the study, titled, "Condom Use for Penile-Vaginal Intercourse is Associated with Immature Psychological Defense Mechanisms," Professor Stuart...
  • Safe Sex Poster: No Laughing Matter

    07/26/2009 5:07:22 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 228+ views
    weirdasianews ^ | 25-07-2009 | MDeeDubroff
    Is sex safer in Taiwan or can it be? The alarming increase of STDs and abortions is forcing the Taipei city government Department of Health to take significant action by appealing to teenagers to use condoms during intercourse. The statistics speak grimly for themselves. In the last year, the youngest case of syphilis infection in Taipei City was just 14, with 17 as the youngest age for a case of AIDS. For those who fall within the 15-19 age group, Since 2008, AIDS infections grew from 1-5, HIV infections from 5 to 9, syphilis incidence from 13 to 22 and...
  • New Pamphlet Gives College Women the Truth about "Safe Sex"

    08/11/2008 4:42:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 227+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/11/08 | Kathleen Gilbert
    August 11, 2008 ( - In a culture where cold, hard science is king, one doctor is questioning whether the theory of "safe sex" can measure up.In her pamphlet "Sense and Sexuality: The College Girl's Guide to Real Protection in a Hooked-up World," to be released later this month, Miriam Grossman, M.D., uses her medical training and 10 years' experience as a staff psychiatrist at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to expose the physical and mental dangers of the uninhibited sexual climate that dominates the modern college campus.In the introduction, Grossman describes the tragic and recurring scene in her...
  • Clueless on STDs, Throat Cancer, and Oral Sex

    03/04/2008 9:09:25 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 121 replies · 1,830+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | February 19, 2008 | Bernadine Healy M.D.
    There's an argument out there that oral sex is not sex. For some grown-ups, it's a way to deny that they're cheating. To some young people, oral sex preserves virginity—technically speaking—and allows for what is perceived as risk-free sexual intimacy. From a medical perspective, however, this is sex—and generally, as practiced, it's unsafe. People seem clueless that sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and human papillomavirus can take hold in parts of the oral cavity during sex with infected partners and that the oral contact can infect the genitals, too. HPV is a particularly scurrilous threat, since it...
  • Uganda Pro-Family Rally: "God loves homos, he hates homosexuality"

    08/23/2007 11:22:56 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 373+ views ^ | August 21, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    Uganda Pro-Family Rally: "God loves homos, he hates homosexuality" By Elizabeth O'Brien KAMPALA, August 21, 2007 ( - Hundreds of people rallied today to protest the recent push by homosexual activists for gay rights in Uganda. Christian groups based their protests on the grounds that homosexuality is immoral, illegal and unhealthy. The Christian organization Interfaith Rainbow Coalition (IRC) organized the event, bringing together members of different faiths, including the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC), the Bahai Faith, Pentecostal churches and other non-government organizations. Held at the Kyaddondo rugby grounds in Lugogo, protestors waved banners and carried signs which included the...
  • Public Health Group Calls for Troop Pullout, End to Abstinence-Only Ed

    11/10/2006 11:01:42 AM PST · by yoe · 18 replies · 624+ views
    CNSNEWS ^ | November 10, 2006 | Randy Hall
    The world's largest organization of public health professionals concluded its annual meeting in Boston Wednesday by calling for U.S. forces to leave Iraq and for an end to abstinence-only sex education. The American Public Health Association (APHA) also expressed its support for a ban on serving trans fats in restaurants and a treaty instituting global control of alcohol consumption. Holding its four-day 134th annual gathering, the APHA called "for the immediate initiation of the safe withdrawal of U.S. armed forces from Iraq accompanied by the deployment of U.N. peacekeeping troops in areas of high risk for inter-ethnic conflict or civil...
  • Many men who pay for sex have partners - UK study

    10/01/2006 8:28:15 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 10 replies · 919+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 1, 2006 | Anon
    Nearly 50 percent of men in Scotland who pay for sex at home or abroad have a partner and the percentage could be greater, researchers said on Monday. One in 10 men questioned in a survey in Glasgow admitted that they had paid for sex recently and 27 percent said they repeatedly visited prostitutes. "Approximately half of all men paying for sex were in a concurrent relationship," said Dr Tamsin Groom, of the Sandyford Initiative in Glasgow, in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. The men visited prostitutes abroad or at home but rarely did both. Most used condoms but unprotected...
  • Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS

    06/23/2006 4:26:59 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 36 replies · 925+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/23/06 | Gudrun Schultz
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2006 ( - A medical journalist has added her voice to claims that the explosion in HIV/AIDS infection rates is directly linked to reliance on condom use as a virus preventative.Writing for Crisis Magazine, prize-winning investigative journalist Sue Ellin Browder said the growing consensus among public health professionals is that condoms should only be used as a last measure of protection for persons involved in extremely high-risk activity such as sex-trade work.Zenit News Agency reported yesterday on Browder’s conclusions. “So far, there’s no good evidence that condoms will reverse population-wide epidemics like those in sub-Saharan...
  • Carry a condom or be convicted of a crime- Say that 10 times fast!

    01/12/2006 10:15:31 AM PST · by Craig DeLuz · 1 replies · 216+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense | 01/12/2006 | Craig DeLuz
    In Tulua, Columbia a measure is being considered that would require anyone over the age of 14 to carry a condom with them at all times. This would include men, women, youth and yes even priests. Read More... Craig DeLuz Visit The Home of Uncommon Sense...
  • Safe sex? Nobody does it worse than James Bond

    10/07/2005 10:06:17 PM PDT · by Panerai · 33 replies · 907+ views ^ | 10/02/05
    Medical researchers have accused Hollywood of glamorising unsafe sex, singling out James Bond for criticism for failing to use a condom during his amorous encounters. The academics spent hours noting down the sex and drugs content of 200 of the biggest box office hits of recent years, and became especially animated over examples of failure to use a condom - reports The Times. They counted six episodes of unsafe sex in Basic Instinct, not including one scene in which a character is murdered in bed with an ice pick. Most cinema goers were unsure whether he was wearing a condom...
  • Study shows circumcision may reduce AIDS risk

    07/26/2005 3:33:57 PM PDT · by Selkie · 81 replies · 2,143+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jul 26 | Andrei Khalip
    Circumcising men can help protect them from the AIDS virus, researchers said on Tuesday after finishing the first study that tried using the procedure specifically to prevent infection. But United Nations health officials cautioned that more trials were necessary before they would recommend this as a method to protect against AIDS. The circumcised men were 65 percent less likely to become infected with the deadly and incurable virus, the researchers told the International AIDS Society Conference in Rio de Janeiro. Several studies have suggested that men who are circumcised have a lower rate of HIV infection. This has been especially...
  • Documents Suggest Merck Tried to Censor Vioxx Critics

    06/10/2005 10:43:08 PM PDT · by David Lane · 30 replies · 797+ views
    NPR ^ | June 9, 2005 | Snigdha Prakash Health & Science Part 1: Documents Suggest Merck Tried to Censor Vioxx Critics by Snigdha Prakash All Things Considered, June 9, 2005 · Because of intense interest in this report, NPR has decided to present a full transcript. Introduction: NPR's story about Merck and its efforts to suppress safety concerns about the painkiller Vioxx continues with a look at how Merck exerted its influence in the world of top medical institutions. NPR's Snighda Prakash presents part two of her report. Transcript: Introduction: At least 38,000 Americans are believed to have died from taking the pain pill Vioxx before it...