Sexual Health

Women living with HIV and persistent levels of depression may be at higher risk of heart disease

July 17, 2020

A new study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, examined the reasons for which women with HIV (WLWH) tend to have increased risk of plaque buildup in their arteries (atherosclerotic).

Women’s Health Lecture Series: Addressing social determinants of health

July 17, 2020

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host a virtual panel discussion on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST.

Controlling abnormal uterine bleeding in adolescents with levonorgestrel IUDs

July 16, 2020

New research suggests levonorgestrel IUDs are successful in treating adolescents with HMB and AUB.

Improvement programs may lead to improved Chlamydia trachomatis testing

July 16, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using nucleic-acid amplification tests (NAAT) when testing female patients under the age of 25 for Chlamydia trachomatis.

Discussing patients' sexual concerns

July 02, 2020

Patients and practitioners may be hesitant to delve into sexual health, but talking about it is one way to normalize it.

Can intensive intervention improve HPV vaccination rates?

June 29, 2020

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is a key vaccine for children and adolescents to get in their early lives.

Endometriosis and dysmenorrhea in transmasculine adolescents

June 23, 2020

The first study to characterize endometriosis in transmasculine individuals has concluded that evaluation for endometriosis with dysmenorrhea is limited in this unique population

Sex education to improve sexual health outcomes for Latinx teens

June 17, 2020

The type and depth of sex education can vary, depending on the form (e.g., comprehensive vs. abstinence only), and other societal and cultural influences. For many teenagers, including Latinx, this could lead to negative sexual health outcomes.

Reproductive coercion and sexual health in teens

August 22, 2019

The findings from a new survey-based study shed light on how reproductive coercion and relationship abuse influence sexual health in this population.

How to use the PLISSIT model to care for the sexual health needs of arthritic patients

August 19, 2019

One of the best clinical conceptualizations of sexual function is a sex-positive approach which encourages professionals to attend to both dysfunction and the capacity for pleasure.