Sexual Health

Sexual Health and Wellness Consortium

The Sexual Health and Wellness Consortium features a variety of informative videos, articles, podcasts, polls, and quizzes to help you better care for your patients as they navigate their sexual health and wellness journey.

Adapting cervical cancer screening to decreasing HPV infection rates

July 12, 2021

For cervical cancer screening, human papillomavirus (HPV)–based screening modalities detect significantly more abnormal cervical cells than traditional liquid-based cytology (LBC) approaches, according to a study in JAMA Network Open.

Safety concerns in HPV vaccine refusal

July 07, 2021

There are many reasons why a caregiver may refuse to have his or her child receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, including safety concerns. A research letter examines whether those concerns have increased.

Effectiveness of online contraception platforms

July 02, 2021

“Over the past several years, a growing number of companies have been providing contraception through online platforms, but there has been very little research on these businesses,” said principal investigator Brittni Frederiksen, MPH, PhD, a senior policy analyst at KFF in San Francisco.

Sexual orientation and provider-patient communication

June 08, 2021

The interaction of sexual orientation and provider-patient communication on sexual and reproductive health (SHR) can be tricky to navigate, according to the results of a prospective study of a sample of U.S. women of diverse sexual orientations in the journal Patient Education and Counseling.

Women’s Access to Abortion Care in Oregon

June 07, 2021

“My research centers on examining the intersection of policy, health and economics. In no other area of medicine is policy as critical to health as ob/gyn. It is essential to understand how policy can promote health, or perpetuate reproductive health disparities,” said principal investigator Maria Rodriguez, MD, MPH, an associate professor of ob/gyn in the Section of Family Planning at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

Sexual health after cancer treatment

December 04, 2020

The vast majority of cancer survivors reported that they experience sexual side effects after chemotherapy, radiation and other cancer treatments according to the results of a survey presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.