We asked a gynecologist whether increasingly popular home STI tests are legit—and how to pick the best ones.
“We’re seen as people who are either lying about our sexuality or going through a phase; that we’re not capable of committed relationships; that we’re confused or just plain greedy for sex.”
When pubic hair became less fashionable, so did talking about crabs—but they're just as common as they've ever been.
Clinics must document their efforts to “encourage” minors to tell their families about family planning. Advocates say less teens will seek care.
Crisis pregnancy centers are offering more medical services so they can bill insurers and become eligible for federal family planning grants.
Very few people have even heard of Chagas disease, cysticercosis, toxocariasis, toxoplasmosis, or trichomoniasis.
PrEP is great at blocking HIV, but as its use grows, so do fears that people will be more sexually reckless and spread other STDs. But researchers are coming to think that the opposite could be true.
Sexually transmitted diseases are often asymptomatic, so screening is essential. “If providers don’t ask the questions and don’t apply the screening recommendations, the majority of STDs will be missed.”
Women already have a hard time getting birth control but people are bracing for things to get worse if changes to the country's family planning program are successful.
A leading sex researcher told us how he navigated the ridiculously challenging process.
That depends on which type of birth control you're taking: there are two types of birth control pills and they work a little differently.