March 10th 2023
The new guidance is the first update since 2008, replacing the previous risk-based recommendations.
March 1st 2023
STDs and dermatologic symptomsJune 8th 2022
Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, discussed the clinical relevance of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) to dermatology and outlined what to look for and how to treat various conditions at the 2022 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference for PAs & NPs.
Supporting transgender and gender-expansive individuals in reproductive health careFebruary 4th 2022
At the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s 42nd Annual Meeting, a roundtable discussion explored ways to promote inclusivity and support transgender and gender-expansive individuals in the women’s health space.
Teens in the US lacking quality sex educationJanuary 13th 2022
Many adolescents across the United States lack quality sex education, a trend that has worsened in recent years. Moreover, national statistics mask significant inequities in the receipt of formal sex education by gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and the location of instruction, according to a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Using telehealth to counsel teens on sexual healthOctober 14th 2021
Telehealth offers a whole new way to reach out to adolescent patients for critical conversations on sexual health, according to a session at the virtual 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.
Women with endometriosis have greater psychological and sexual distress, study findsOctober 7th 2021
A study has found that women with a diagnosis of endometriosis have significantly greater depressive symptomatology, sexual distress, and catastrophizing than age-paired healthy women.
Screening for sexual infections critical as cases riseSeptember 27th 2021
Not only are chlamydia and gonorrhea 2 of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States, but people are being diagnosed with them at a higher rate than ever before, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Study finds Mycoplasma genitalium just as prevalent as Chlamydia trachomatis at health centerSeptember 8th 2021
A cross-sectional study in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections has found that Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is just as prevalent as Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) among women seen at a sexual health center in Australia.
FDA approves Visby Medical ™ handheld STI testing deviceSeptember 2nd 2021
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 501(k) clearance for Visby Medical’s Sexual Health Click Test, a single-use, instrument-free polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic test for sexually transmitted infections (STI).
Adapting cervical cancer screening to decreasing HPV infection ratesJuly 12th 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.
Effectiveness of online contraception platformsJuly 2nd 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.
Bringing sexual dysfunction to the conversation for women with diabetesJune 29th 2021
The management of diabetes is multifaceted, often requiring the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team of providers. While sexual side effects of diabetes are not commonly discussed during patient visits, there is a correlation between the presence of diabetes and frequent sexual dysfunction in women.
POP, emergency contraception increases subsequent use of effective contraceptionJune 15th 2021
The authors of the prospective study in the journal Health Technology Assessment believe the simple intervention has enormous potential to prevent more unintended pregnancies after emergency contraception.