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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.

Caring for women who are or have been incarcerated: contraception, sexual health, and trauma-informed care

February 28, 2022

In this episode of Pap Talk, Gloria Bachmann, MD, MSc, breaks down what it means to be a health care provider for incarcerated individuals, and explores the specific challenges women and their providers face during and after incarceration. Joined by sexual health expert Michael Krychman, MD, Bachmann also discusses trauma-informed care and how providers can get informed.

Teens in the US lacking quality sex education

January 13, 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.

Maternal STIs and preterm birth

December 15, 2021

A population-based retrospective cohort study in JAMA Network Open concluded that maternal sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are significantly linked to an increased risk of preterm birth in the United States.

HPV vaccine trial examines safety and efficacy

November 23, 2021

Surviving a bout of cancer early in life puts children and teenagers at risk of cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV). A phase 2 trial examined how effective a 3-dose series was in providing protection.