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Sexual harassment on the job still carries large impact, study shows

Researchers have revisited workplace sexual harassment issues after the initial study was done nearly 20 years ago.

HPV vaccine is effective, safe 10 years after it's given, study shows

A decade of data on hundreds of boys and girls who received the HPV vaccine indicates the vaccine is safe and effective long term in protecting against the most virulent strains of the virus, researchers report. The findings supportShow More Summary

Analysis reveals barriers to routine HIV testing in high-income countries

A new HIV medicine study identified several barriers to routine HIV testing in emergency departments and acute medical units in the UK and US.

Workplace sexual harassment 'a chronic problem,' says expert

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a pervasive, chronic problem that can cause enduring psychological harm, according to an expert.

New rapid sexual infection test set to transform nation's health

A new speedy test will mean that for the first time ever, patients with common sexual infections will be able to get their diagnosis, results and treatment in one clinical visit.

Do estrogen therapies affect sexual function in early postmenopause?

Transdermal estrogen therapy delivered through the skin modestly improved sexual function in early postmenopausal women, according to an article.

Nearly half of women who use social media say they have been sexually victimized

A total of 261 women aged 13-72 took part in an anonymous online survey about their online experiences, with 46 per cent reporting sexual victimization. The most frequent experience was being asked to share sexual images of themselves, followed by receiving unsolicited sexual images and requests to talk about sex.

How pheromones trigger female sexual behavior

A new study showed how a male pheromone in mice enhances sexual behaviors in females -- and how it may enhance a different behavior, aggression, in males -- by identifying distinct neural circuits and neurons that generate a particular behavioral response to specific chemical signals. Show More Summary

Frequent sexual activity can boost brain power in older adults

More frequent sexual activity has been linked to improved brain function in older adults, according to a new study.

Male infertility: Urogenital infection as a possible cause

In couples who have not been able to have children, male infertility is the cause in at least half of cases. In 6-10% the cause is a urogenital infection. The risk of irreversible infertility associated with urogenital infections in men should not be underestimated.

Girls more likely to have sex, take sexual risks, and marry young if they menstruate early

The timing of a girl's first menstruation may affect her first sexual encounter, first pregnancy, and her vulnerability to some sexually transmitted infections. These patterns of sexual and reproductive health outcomes for girls in low-...Show More Summary

STD treatment for two?

In some states, patients who test positive for chlamydia or gonorrhea leave the clinic with not only a prescription for themselves, but also one for their sexual partner -- who was not seen by a doctor. States that allow doctors to treat...Show More Summary

Body- and sex related problems are separate from other forms of psychological problems

Body- and sex related problems constitute a distinct group of psychological ailments that is most common in middle aged women, according to scientific research.

Sexual satisfaction: Treating a woman with oxytocin also benefits her male partner

A new study showed that the sexual response of men, whose female partners had been treated with the "bonding hormone" oxytocin or a placebo, was enhanced – even to the extent of improving their erectile function. This effect was not a function of the substance administered, so that the result is attributable to the improvement in communications within the long-term relationship.

Two dose HPV vaccine effective in preventing genital warts, study finds

New research offers the first published clinical evidence to support new recommendations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a two-dose HPV vaccine to prevent genital warts. Researchers found that the two-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine provides the same level of protection against genital warts as three doses, when given as directed.

Zika hot spots in the US predicted

Researchers predicted the places in the continental US where Zika is most likely to be transmitted are along the Mississippi delta and southern states extending northward along the Atlantic coast and in southern California.

Health problems may increase as young people infected with HIV at birth get older

A new study has found that US youth infected with HIV around the time of their birth are at higher risk throughout their adolescence and young adulthood for experiencing serious health problems, poor control of the HIV virus or deat...

Stem cells shown to restore erection capability in men with erectile dysfunction

New clinical trial results show that stem cells can restore sufficient erectile function to allow previously impotent men to have spontaneous intercourse. This is the first time stem cell therapy has produced patients who have recovered sufficient erectile function to enable intercourse. Show More Summary

Sexual assault victimization disproportionately affects certain minority college students

Students who perceive that their college campus is more inclusive and welcoming of sexual- and gender-minority people have lower odds of being victims of sexual assault, according to a study. In a complementary study, the researchers found that some minority groups are at considerably higher risk for sexual assault in college than peers in majority groups.

Why 'platonic' flies don't copulate and what that could mean for humans

By studying the sexual behavior of a mutant strain of fruit fly called 'platonic,' researchers have found parallels between humans and flies in the neural control of copulation.

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