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  • What Women Want?

    08/22/2009 4:43:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,386+ views ^ | August 21, 2009 | Sara Tappen
    A few years ago, a popular movie called What Women Want played off the ancient joke and popular conceit that – while almost any woman can read almost any man like a book – most men haven’t the foggiest notion of what’s going on in the minds of their wives, girlfriends, daughters, and co-workers. One of the great mysteries of modern life, though, is not the inability of men to fathom women, but the increasing inability of women to understand, appreciate, and defend each other. Ironically, no group of individuals displays more gender illiteracy than the one which appoints itself...
  • Sharp rise in cases of gonorrhea among women

    08/16/2009 6:36:45 AM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 16 replies · 820+ views
    The Local ^ | August 13 | TT/The Local
    "The number of cases of gonorrhea among women in Sweden for the first six months of 2009 was up 31 percent on the same period last year, according to new figures from the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet). But despite the increase among women, men remain more likely to be infected with the sexually transmitted disease."
  • Study: Female Marine Recruits Lax on Sex

    06/07/2009 4:41:12 PM PDT · by null and void · 27 replies · 2,270+ views ^ | May 29, 2009 | Bryan Mitchell
    They're nearly twice as a likely to have a sexually transmitted disease and less inclined to use a condom. They've got a generally lax attitude toward mixing alcohol and sex and were barely out of high school and gunning to be Marines. tracked down one of the study's authors Cherrie Boyer, a UCSF professor, stressed several points. First, while the report was published in the Military Medicine Journal last November, the actual study was conducted in 1999. It was a self-administered questionnaire that sought accuracy in brutally honest questions like: ...? The Navy takes reproductive health seriously and has...
  • Gay Sex is Downright Dangerous and Abstinence Won't Kill You: I Should Know

    03/11/2009 6:19:54 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies · 1,298+ views
    Virtue Online ^ | 3-10-09 | David MacDonald
    (Note: David MacDonald is a Christian singer/artist who recently revealed that prior to his conversion he had been heavily involved in the gay lifestyle. Read his testimony here: I hate to quote statistics, but Canada's largest gay paper XTRA recently reported that, "A group of six Canadian queers is taking on homophobia in Canada's healthcare system by filing a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission." Gens Hellquist, one of the complainants, is the executive director of the Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition. She explained at length her concerns about the health status of homosexual men and women in Canada,...
  • Lessons about gays will be compulsory from age of 11 (UK)

    04/28/2009 9:15:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies · 1,063+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/28/2009 | Sarah Harris
    Pupils as young as 11 will be taught about homosexuality and civil partnerships in compulsory sex education classes. All secondary schools - including faith schools - will have to teach children about same-sex relationships as well as traditional families. Previously, heads could decide to opt out of teaching the controversial subject. Personal, social and health education classes are due to become part of the compulsory national curriculum in primary and secondary schools from September 2011. Family and faith groups yesterday condemned the proposals. From the first year in primary school, four and five-year-old children will learn about different body parts,...
  • New model of female condom could bring wider use

    04/16/2009 2:53:42 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 27 replies · 1,353+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) - Advocates of the female condom are promoting a less costly, more user-friendly version that they hope will vastly expand its role in the global fight against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. An early version of the female condom was introduced in 1993, and it remains the only available woman-initiated form of protection against both STDs and unintended pregnancy. Yet despite global promotion by the United Nations and other organizations, its usage is still minuscule, even as women bear an ever-growing share of the AIDS epidemic.
  • How to Cure Your Daughter’s STD

    04/04/2009 8:21:47 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies · 1,593+ views ^ | 3/30/2009 | Doug Giles
    Dear Steve: Thanks for writing me with your concerns about your daughter’s recent visit home from college. I don’t have a daughter but I can understand the concern you have after seeing such dramatic changes in her after just six months at a public university. After all, you didn’t save money for eighteen long years in order to pay someone to teach her to despise the values you taught for, well, eighteen long years. First of all, I want you to understand that many of the crazy ideas you hear your daughter espousing are commonplace on college campuses. Nonetheless, it...
  • Minnesota's STD numbers climbed to a new high in 2008

    04/01/2009 12:19:41 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 16 replies · 600+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 4/01/09 | Josephine Marcotty - Staff Reporter
    Minnesota's epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases climbed to a new high in 2008 with a total of 17,650 new cases. That's 3.5 percent more than the 16,428 new cases reported in 2007, according to the Minnesota Health Department's annual report on chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. The number went up despite a significant drop in gonorrhea. The vast majority of new cases were chlamydia, 14,350 in all, said Peter Carr, director of the department's STD section. The number climbed 7 percent from the previous year, the continuation of a 13-year trend of ever higher rates of infection. Chlamydia cases have more...
  • Chlamydia Up 40 Percent in Delaware So Far This Year

    03/30/2009 6:13:12 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 19 replies · 935+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 3/30/09
    DOVER, Del. — Delaware health officials say the number of chlamydia infections reported in the state this year is up 40 percent from the same time last year. More than 900 cases of chlamydia have been reported to the Division of Public Health so far this year, compared with about 700 during the same period last year. Cathy Mosley, the administrator of the Division's sexually transmitted disease program, says the increase reflects a nationwide trend. She says chlamydia infections have risen as incidents of other sexually transmitted diseases decline.
  • Non-religious a high HIV risk lot [study of AIDS infection in Kenya]

    03/05/2009 7:24:56 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies · 541+ views
    Daily Nation ^ | March 5 2009 | Arthur Okwemba
    HIV prevalence is higher among non-religious Kenyans compared to faith practitioners, the first ever large study to interrogate the relationship between religion and the disease in the country has found out. The government-sponsored Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey (KAIS) whose final findings will be released in a couple of weeks, indicates that prevalence levels among non-believers stands at 7.7 per cent against the national average of 7.1 per cent. When preliminary findings of the survey were released in 2008, they did not include the new findings. The prevalence levels are even different among various faiths, with the highest being among Protestants...
  • Woman infected with herpes wins $7M in Calif. suit

    02/26/2009 6:07:20 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 19 replies · 930+ views
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury awarded nearly $7 million to a 56-year-old woman who said she was unknowingly infected with herpes by the 77-year-old founder of a hair-care company. The lawsuit alleged that Thomas Redmond knew he had genital herpes for more than 25 years but did not disclose it before his sexual relationship began with Patricia Behr, and did not use a condom. The Riverside County jury awarded Behr $4 million in compensatory damages and $2.75 million in punitive damages. She was also awarded a 2004 BMW car that Redmond had originally given her as a gift.
  • Kick RINOs out of the zoo (Stimulus hoax; Granny hardest hit)

    02/16/2009 2:15:07 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies · 1,078+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/16/09 | Doug Powers'
    The "stimulus" was passed by Congress late on a Friday night. They often pass these things on Friday nights so we peasants and serfs can have the weekend to drink it off our minds, and hopefully we've forgotten about it come Monday. Not this time. Continues... Stimulus hoax; Granny hardest hit Amazingly, the New York Times recently discovered that the recession is being caused by a credit crisis and not insufficient funding for federally subsidized courses on sexually transmitted diseases. The Times notes that a credit crisis "is dragging down the economy," and that "banks cannot resume the ample lending...
  • 'Baby boomers' Hit By Sex Cancers

    02/03/2009 7:24:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 63 replies · 2,661+ views
    BBCNews ^ | February 3, 2009
    3 February 2009 'Baby boomers' hit by sex cancers Sexual "liberation" may have fuelled cancer rates The arrival of the "swinging sixties" may have heralded a rise in sexually-transmitted cancers, say researchers. Rates of anal, vulval and vaginal cancers rose for "baby boomers" born in the decades after the Second World War. The culprit, said the King's College London study, is the human papillomavirus (HPV), acquired during sex. Changes in sexual habits may be responsible, the British Journal of Cancer reported. These results have revealed a snapshot of just how much rates of these cancers have increased in the post...
  • Pelosi: Americans should pay to cure my herpes!

    02/01/2009 1:48:31 PM PST · by APStyle7 · 21 replies · 1,354+ views ^ | 2/1/2009 | HC
    Fresh off trying to ramrod taxpayer-funded abortions into the stimulus package, House Squeaker Nancy Pelosi now believes that STD's, not babies, are the true evil drain on our nation's coffers. Because we all can agree that it is hard to bring home a paycheck when you're oozing pus, STD prevention seems like a perfect landing point for stimulus treasure. YouTube linked video below of Madam Squeaker trying to explain it all on CBS while courageously fighting through the shankers. Tragic...I, for one, truly hope her stupid yap doesn't fall off and sink in San Francisco Bay. That would be bad....
  • $335,000,000 For STD (AIDS) Prevention In Economoc Stimulus Bill

    01/28/2009 9:26:19 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 18 replies · 1,292+ views
    335,000,000 FOR STD PREVENTION IN ECONOMIC STIMULUS BILL Wed Jan 28 2009 09:58:30 ET Democrats may have eliminated provisions on birth control and sod for the National Mall in the "job stimulus" -- but buried on page 147 of the bill is stimulation for prevention of sexually transmitted diseases! The House Democrats' bill includes $335 million for sexually transmitted disease education and prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. In the past, the CDC has used STD education funding for programs that many Members of Congress find objectionable and arguably unrelated to...

    01/28/2009 7:08:36 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 69 replies · 1,933+ views
    Drudge ^ | Jan. 28, 2009
    No story up yet. Population of USA: 303,824,640 (July 2008 est.) So we each get a dollar?
  • Rates of chlamydia, syphilis on the rise in U.S.

    01/14/2009 7:45:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies · 1,104+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 14, 2009 | Mary Engel
    Chlamydia infections now top 1.1 million, more than ever recorded. Syphilis cases are up for the 7th year in a row. And gonorrhea is not declining as hoped. Rates of the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia are climbing in the U.S., and rates of syphilis -- once on the verge of elimination -- rose for the seventh consecutive year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday in its annual report on STDs. Gonorrhea rates did not increase, but they ceased falling a few years ago, frustrating goals set by public health leaders. Chlamydia infections in the United States now...
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates Soar: CDC (CDC: Homosexuals & Bisexuals Are Causing This

    01/13/2009 3:41:16 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 68 replies · 2,980+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/13/2009 | Will Dunham
    U.S. syphillis rates rose for a seventh year in 2007, driven by gay and bisexual men, while chlamydia reached record numbers and gonorrhea remained at alarming levels -- especially among blacks, health officials said on Tuesday. Blacks make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, but account for about 70 percent of gonorrhea cases and almost half of chlamydia and syphillis cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...
  • No-strings sex takes toll in UK

    01/13/2009 6:28:35 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 121 replies · 3,657+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 13, 2009 | Editorial
    To the cheers of social scientists, Britain has been named the most promiscuous major industrial nation based on the "international sociosexuality index," which measures attitudes toward one-night stands, casual sex and numbers of partners. (The United States finished sixth.) Researchers say Britain's ranking is empowering for women because it means they now are as able as men to engage in no-strings sex. "Historically we have repressed women's short-term mating and there are all sorts of double standards out there where men's short-term mating was sort of acceptable but women's wasn't," said lead researcher David Schmitt, a psychology professor at Bradley...
  • Cancer Vaccine Used by 25% of Girls 13 to 17 (BARF)

    10/09/2008 8:42:34 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 79 replies · 1,239+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/09/2008
    ATLANTA (AP) — One in four teenage girls have received the relatively new vaccine against cervical cancer, federal health officials said Thursday. The figures represent the government’s first substantial study of vaccination rates for the vaccine, Gardasil, which is Merck & Company’s heavily advertised three-shot series that goes after the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV. The vaccine protects against strains of the virus that cause about 70 percent of cervical cancers. Health officials recommend that girls get the shots when they are 11 or 12, if possible, before they become sexually active. Also, 11 is the age when children...
  • Erin Brockovich: Gardasil (the case against Merck's HPV vaccine)

    08/07/2008 7:13:47 AM PDT · by weegee · 170 replies · 1,847+ views
    The Brockovich Report ^ | August 6, 2008 | Erin Brockovich
    We have been spending our days getting all our ducks armed for bear and in a row--all of our anti-Gardasil ducks, that is. From checking my various areas on the internet, to finding moderators to listening to the tragic and painful stories of victims of the Gardasil vaccine, it has been a very busy time for me and my team. Gardasil, as you should know by now, is an HPV vaccine sold by Merc, a vaccine with a flawed marketing campaign targeting young girls. The premise is that the vaccine will protect young girls from cervical cancer, as well as...
  • Planned Parenthood’s gross new teen website

    07/28/2008 10:52:50 PM PDT · by victim soul · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Who is Planned Parenthood’s newest spokesman? Mr. Molester stars in Planned Parenthood’s latest disgusting attempt to indoctrinate kids. Be sure to watch the latest ALL Report on what your tax dollars have made possible! copy and paste this link your url, and please ... FORWARD THE VIDEO TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
  • Behavioral Approaches Overlooked in AIDS Fight

    08/06/2008 8:13:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies · 109+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2008 | Lawrence K. Altman
    MEXICO CITY — While the world awaits findings from new AIDS prevention trials, millions of people are becoming infected because governments are overlooking studies showing that behavior modification works, AIDS experts said Tuesday. Among the behavior modifications the experts cited: promoting safer sex through delayed intercourse and the use of condoms, decreasing drug abuse, providing access to needle exchange programs and promoting male circumcision. But none of the measures alone offer a simple solution to preventing infection with H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, the experts said in a number of reports and news conferences at the 17th International AIDS...
  • Pa. school district plagued with STDs

    06/28/2008 4:36:37 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 30 replies · 154+ views
    Times Herald-Record ^ | June 27, 2008 | Stephen Sacco
    An estimated 10 percent of middle and high school students in the Delaware Valley School District are infected with a sexually transmitted disease. About two dozen teenage girls in the district have tested positive for pregnancy. And officials say there's one confirmed case of a student with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stepped in to track down students at risk for HIV, since the infected student is reported to have had multiple sex partners in the district, officials say. School officials released the alarming figures in a letter sent home...
  • Study: 1 in 4 adults in NYC have herpes virus

    06/09/2008 11:02:34 AM PDT · by dbehsman · 58 replies · 160+ views ^ | 6-9-08 | AP
    A city Health Department study finds that more than a fourth of adult New Yorkers are infected with the virus that causes genital herpes. The study, released Monday, says about 26 percent of New York City adults have genital herpes, compared to about 19 percent nationwide.
  • Study: 1 in 4 adults in NYC have herpes virus

    06/09/2008 1:55:56 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 66 replies · 116+ views
    Breitbart ^ | June 9, 2008 | AP Staff
    NEW YORK (AP) - A city Health Department study finds that more than a fourth of adult New Yorkers are infected with the virus that causes genital herpes. The study, released Monday, says about 26 percent of New York City adults have genital herpes, compared to about 19 percent nationwide. Snip
  • Birth of a Number

    06/03/2008 1:39:05 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 18 replies · 117+ views
    National Journal ^ | May 31, 2008 | Neil Munro
    Does one of every four American teenagers really have a sexually transmitted disease? No, despite headlines given to a recent federal study. On March 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that one in four teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease. This eye-opening statistic landed like a dead rat on the doorsteps of America’s 37 million households and 30 million teenagers. The New York Times, among other papers, put the news on the front page. CBS news anchor Katie Couric told her viewers that “at least one in four teenage girls in America has a sexually transmitted...
  • Sexual Health Quiz

    05/30/2008 1:04:26 PM PDT · by Sopater · 22 replies · 127+ views
    How much do you know about contraception, STDs, and unintended pregnancies? Take the quiz...
  • The High Cost of Immorality

    04/24/2008 6:49:35 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 12 replies · 159+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Apr. 22 2008 | S. Michael Craven
    For more than five decades, self-proclaimed experts and so-called sexual reformers, beginning with Alfred Kinsey, have worked to advance the belief that there are no public consequences to private sexual behavior. And Americans, for the most part, have bought into this notion, proving what Lenin said, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth!” Historically, most states in the U.S. had legal prohibitions against adultery, often called “crimes against marriage,” which were designed to protect marriage by punishing those who jeopardized the family by seeking sexual satisfaction beyond their spouse. Virtually every advanced civilization has had some form of prohibition...
  • Prom night decisions: easier than parents think [teens have sex all year long now]

    04/14/2008 7:30:32 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 113 replies · 524+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 04/12/2008 | AISHA SULTAN
    Diane Peterson works as a sales clerk at a Walgreens in Fenton. She was developing pictures last month when she spotted some familiar faces — teenage girls she has known since they were in kindergarten — in an X-rated spring break adventure. "I was appalled by what I saw," Peterson said. It wasn't just the drunken, sexual poses that bothered her. She knew some of their parents. And she knew they didn't have a clue. A recent poll commissioned by the cable network WE, which launched a docu-series called "High School Confidential," found a major communication gap between parents and...
  • Teens Having Sex, Getting STDs Due To Lack Of Knowledge

    03/17/2008 5:25:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 47 replies · 1,874+ views
    (dbTechno) ^ | Monday, March 17, 2007
    BOSTON - It was reported last week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that one in four teenage girls has an STD. More revelations are coming out now, as it seems that many teenage girls do not have all of the facts about sex and STDs to help them make the right choices. The results of the CDC report stated that just over one in four teenage girls has an STD, with around 50% of black girls having an STD, and 20% of Mexican-American girls, as well as white girls. It is clear that now more than...
  • Teens have sex but don't have the facts

    03/17/2008 10:35:08 AM PDT · by kingattax · 65 replies · 1,357+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 17, 2008 | Dawn Turner Trice
    Alternatives, a North Side youth agency, recently held three forums for teenagers ages 14 to 19. The series was called "Let's Talk about Sex." And talk, they did. In a co-ed forum, the teens pondered contraception. One well-meaning young man stood and said aluminum foil could be used in lieu of a condom. Other teens offered up myths such as the efficacy of plastic baggies, having sex while standing and bathing right after sex. Adults in attendance informed the students that none of those methods protected against unwanted pregnancies or sexually transmitted diseases. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control...
  • At Least 1 in 4 Teen Girls Has Sex-related Disease (Experts Startled!)

    03/12/2008 6:45:47 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 54 replies · 953+ views
    JSOnline ^ | March 11, 2008 | Staff Writer @ AP
    At least one in four teenage American girls has a sexually transmitted disease, suggests a first-of-its-kind federal study that startled some adolescent-health experts. Some doctors said the numbers might be a reflection of both abstinence-only sex education and teens' own sense of invulnerability. Because some sexually transmitted infections can cause infertility and cancer, U.S. health officials called for better screening, vaccination and prevention. Only about half of the girls in the study acknowledged having sex. Some teens define sex as only intercourse, yet other types of intimate behavior, including oral sex, can spread some diseases. Among those who admitted having...
  • Study finds 1 in 4 US teens has a STD

    03/12/2008 12:33:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 553+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Mar. 11, 2008 | LINDSEY TANNER
    At least one in four teenage American girls has a sexually transmitted disease, suggests a first-of-its-kind federal study that startled some adolescent-health experts. Some doctors said the numbers might be a reflection of both abstinence-only sex education and teens' own sense of invulnerabilty. Because some sexually transmitted infections can cause infertility and cancer, U.S. health officials called for better screening, vaccination and prevention. Only about half of the girls in the study acknowledged having sex. Some teens define sex as only intercourse, yet other types of intimate behavior including oral sex can spread some diseases. Among those who admitted having...
  • STD study sends message to teens: You're vulnerable

    03/12/2008 1:11:39 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies · 640+ views
    AP ^ | 3-12-08 | Lindsey Tanner AP
    CHICAGO - Startling government research on teenage girls and sexually transmitted diseases sends a blunt message to kids who think they're immune: It's liable to happen to you or someone you know. In the first study of its kind, researchers at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found at least 1 in 4 teenage American girls has a sexually transmitted disease. The most common one, HPV, is a virus that can cause cervical cancer, and the second most common, chlamydia, can cause infertility. Nearly half of the Black teens in the study had at least one sexually transmitted...
  • Any wonder that 1 in 4 teen girls has a sexually transmitted disease?

    03/11/2008 6:04:53 PM PDT · by UFC Pride K1 · 21 replies · 943+ views
    PLB ^ | Ruben Obregon
    According to the AP, a CDC study found that 1 in 4 teen girls, aged 14 to 19, has a sexually transmitted disease. The infection rate among those who have ever had sex was 40%. African American teens had a higher incidence of infection - nearly half of them had at least one STD compared to 20% among whites and hispanics. This news isn't good - especially in light of the fact that black women accounted for 66% of HIV/AIDS diagnoses among women during 2005. This is troubling news to say the least. Despite the widespread availability of condoms -...
  • CDC: At Least 1 in 4 Teenage Girls Has Sexually Transmitted Disease

    03/11/2008 9:46:15 AM PDT · by Sopater · 121 replies · 2,744+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, March 11, 2008
    At least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease, or more than 3 million teens, according to the first study of its kind in this age group. A virus that causes cervical cancer is by far the most common sexually transmitted infection in teen girls aged 14 to 19, while the highest overall prevalence is among black girls — nearly half the blacks studied had at least one STD. That rate compared with 20 percent among both whites and Mexican-American teens, the study from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Among girls who...
  • 1 in 4 teen girls has sexual disease

    03/11/2008 1:03:55 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 221 replies · 3,353+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/11/2008 | LINDSEY TANNER,
    CHICAGO - At least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease, or more than 3 million teens, according to the first study of its kind in this age group. A virus that causes cervical cancer is by far the most common sexually transmitted infection in teen girls aged 14 to 19, while the highest overall prevalence is among black girls — nearly half the blacks studied had at least one STD. That rate compared with 20 percent among both whites and Mexican-American teens, the study from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. About...
  • McCoshed:

    03/08/2008 9:42:59 AM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 7 replies · 608+ views
    The Princeton Tory ^ | 3/5/08 | Matthew J. Schmitz
    Shortly before the unexpected departure of Princeton’s top chief medical officer this summer, an investigation by the State of New Jersey revealed that since 2003, Princeton’s McCosh Health Center has failed to comply with state laws for reporting STDs. The state investigation, which involved a visit from a surveillance team and an official warning, was concealed from students and administrators. Vice President Janet Dickerson, who directly supervises the head of McCosh, did not learn of the state investigation until three months after it occurred. When a Tory reporter asked her to comment on the case she was caught unawares. “I’m...
  • 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...
  • HPV Causing More Oral Cancer in Men

    02/05/2008 10:56:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 73 replies · 803+ views ^ | 02/02/2008 | MIKE STOBBE
    The sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer in women is poised to become one of the leading causes of oral cancer in men, according to a new study. The HPV virus now causes as many cancers of the upper throat as tobacco and alcohol, probably due both to an increase in oral sex and the decline in smoking, researchers say. The only available vaccine against HPV, made by Merck & Co. Inc., is currently given only to girls and young women. But Merck plans this year to ask government permission to offer the shot to boys. Experts say a...
  • Will Hillary Clinton release her medical records?

    01/18/2008 9:35:49 AM PST · by RightGeek · 2 replies · 358+ views
    Country Store Blog ^ | 1/18/2008 | Cracker Barrel Philosopher
    Bill Clinton was always famous for for his unusual refusal to release his medical records either while running for President or as President. Speculation as to the reason abounds and while there are suggestions that he was trying to cover up cocaine or alcohol abuse (he got that big red nose somewhere), the general belief is that he didn't want to reveal a succession of infections from sexually transmitted diseases (STD). You know, fun stuff like "the clap", "the drip", and "the itch", or more politely: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis, HIV, and even crab lice. While that's not surprising...
  • [Texas]HIV on the Border

    01/06/2008 6:04:31 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies · 157+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | January 5, 2008 | Laura Tillman
    At the cusp of an epidemic New data on HIV/AIDS in Cameron County reveals deadly inadequacies in the extent and frequency of local testing. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services the county had 742 confirmed cases of HIV and AIDS at the close of 2006. About half of the cases had advanced to AIDS. The data confirm that six times more Hispanics have HIV/AIDS than any other ethnic group in the county, where slightly more than 80 percent of the population is Hispanic, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest figures. State statistics also show that three...
  • My Teeth Itch

    12/26/2007 7:48:05 PM PST · by Allegra · 109 replies · 2,629+ views
    My Teeth | December 26, 2007 | Me
    Ever had this happen to you? It's really kind of weird.
  • Risky (Gay) Sex Returns Syphilis to Europe

    12/20/2007 1:33:23 PM PST · by bahblahbah · 38 replies · 180+ views
    breitbart ^ | Dec 20 2007 | MARIA CHENG
    LONDON (AP) - Syphilis is back: The sexually transmitted disease long associated with 19th Century bohemian life is making an alarming resurgence in Europe. "Syphilis used to be a very rare disease," said Dr. Marita van de Laar, an expert in sexually transmitted diseases at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. "I'm not sure we can say that anymore." Most cases of syphilis are in men, and experts point to more risky sex among gay men as the chief cause for the resurgence. But more cases are being seen among heterosexuals, both men and women, too. Syphilis was...

    12/16/2007 5:39:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies · 176+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/16/07 | GEOFF EARLE in Waterloo, Iowa and GINGER ADAMS OTIS in New York
    Wild Bill Clinton drew his wife's battle-scarred campaign even further off track when he told interviewer Charlie Rose that Americans would be taking a "risk" by voting for close rival Barack Obama, saying the junior senator from Illinois wasn't ready to be president. "If you listen to the people who are most strongly for [Obama], they say basically we have to throw away all these experienced people because they have been through the wars of the '90s," Clinton told Rose for the PBS show that aired Friday night.
  • First rise in U.S. teen births since '91

    12/05/2007 1:40:08 PM PST · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 7 replies · 207+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/05/07 | Mike Stobbe
    ATLANTA - In a troubling reversal, the nation's teen birth rate rose for the first time in 15 years, surprising government health officials who had no immediate explanation. The birth rate had been dropping since its peak in 1991, although the decline had slowed in recent years. On Wednesday, government statisticians said it rose 3 percent from 2005 to 2006. U.S. health officials said it was possibly a one-year statistical blip and not the beginning of a new upward trend. But several experts said they have been expecting a jump. They blame the increase on increased federal funding for abstinence-only...
  • Losing virginity early or late tied to health risks

    12/04/2007 7:41:41 PM PST · by Hildy · 56 replies · 1,358+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | December 4, 2007 | Hildy
    People who start having sex at a younger or older than average age appear to be at greater risk of developing sexual health problems later in life, a new study suggests. The findings, according to researchers, cast some doubts on the benefits of abstinence-only sexual education that has been introduced in U.S. public schools.Using data from a 1996 cross-sectional survey of more than 8,000 U.S. adults, the researchers found that those who started having sex at a relatively young age were more likely to have certain risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) -- including a high number of sexual...
  • Sex with Americans risky for Mexican hookers

    11/29/2007 3:46:46 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 66 replies · 6,273+ views ^ | November 28, 2007 | Cheryl Clark
    Disease rate higher for those with U.S. clients, study says Female prostitutes in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez who catered to American “johns” had a 50 percent higher rate of syphilis or another sexually transmitted disease than those who didn't, according to a UCSD study. The women paid by American customers were younger and more likely to speak English than their counterparts, and they were more apt to inject drugs and have unprotected sex, said Steffanie Strathdee, chief of the international health division at the University of California San Diego. She wrote the report, which appears in the current edition of...
  • Capital (Washington D.C.) has severe HIV epidemic, report finds

    11/26/2007 4:26:21 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies · 51+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 26, 2007 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington, D.C., has the highest rate of AIDS in the United States, and more babies are born with the AIDS virus in Washington than in other U.S. cities, according to a report released on Monday. ADVERTISEMENT People living in Washington also are not getting tested for HIV and show up with advanced infections that progress quickly to AIDS, the report by city health officials found. The report found that Washington, with a population of around 600,000 people, has a rate of 128 AIDS cases per 100,000 people in 2006, compared with a national rate of 14 cases...