STDs

7.12.19

Remember Crabs? Turns Out They Didn't Disappear Along With Our Pubes

When pubic hair became less fashionable, so did talking about crabs—but they're just as common as they've ever been.

6.25.19

The Trump Administration Is Endangering Teens’ Access to Birth Control and STI Tests

Clinics must document their efforts to “encourage” minors to tell their families about family planning. Advocates say less teens will seek care.

1.15.19

Anti-Choice Clinics Are Changing the Way They Operate to Qualify for Government Funding

Crisis pregnancy centers are offering more medical services so they can bill insurers and become eligible for federal family planning grants.

12.19.18

Millions of Americans Have a Parasite and Don't Realize It

Very few people have even heard of Chagas disease, cysticercosis, toxocariasis, toxoplasmosis, or trichomoniasis.

11.27.18

Truvada May Be Getting Unfairly Blamed for the Spread of STDs

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.

10.26.18

Primary Care Doctors Aren't Doing Enough to Fight the Spread of STDs

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.”

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10.1.18

‘Contraception Deserts’ Will Probably Get Worse If Trump's Birth Control Changes Go Through

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.

9.27.18

Three Ways to Get the HPV Vaccine if You’re Over the Age of 26

A leading sex researcher told us how he navigated the ridiculously challenging process.

9.25.18

Do You Really Need to Take the Pill at the Same Time Every Day?

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.

9.24.18

What to Do if the Condom Breaks During Sex

A doctor's guide on what to do if a condom fails you.

9.18.18

You Might Still Have an STD Even if You’re Not Peeing Fire

The sometimes subtle symptoms of the most common STDs.

8.28.18

America has gonorrhea

STD rates are skyrocketing in America. Now we know why.

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