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Sexuality is a big part of being human. Love, affection and sexual intimacy all play a role in healthy relationships. A number of disorders can affect the ability to have or enjoy sex in both men and women. Factors that can affect sexual health include fe



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New genital herpes vaccine candidate provides powerful protection in preclinical tests

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2).



Study: HIV therapy could be contributing to syphilis outbreak

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests.



Genital Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn all about genital psoriasis. This article looks at the symptoms and treatments for this condition, as well as how it might affect sexual health.



CDC guidelines for HIV prevention regimen may not go far enough, study suggests

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health suggests modifying federal health guidelines related to the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission because current...



HIV risk influenced by specific vaginal bacteria

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have identified specific bacteria in the female genital tract that may increase a woman's susceptibility to HIV by fourfold.



Natural Treatments for Vaginal Atrophy

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

What natural remedies may help with vaginal atrophy? Learn about the causes and symptoms of vaginal atrophy, when to see a doctor, and other treatments.



New study finds girls feel unprepared for puberty

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Girls from low-income families in the U.S. are unprepared for puberty and have largely negative experiences of this transition, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of...



Scientists develop new antibiotic for gonorrhoea

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists at the University of York have harnessed the therapeutic effects of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules to develop a new antibiotic which could be used to treat the sexually transmitted...



Novel penile implant offers hope for men with erectile dysfunction

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

A groundbreaking, heat-activated penile implant shows real promise of improving penis functionality for men with erectile dysfunction.



Abortion care in the UK is heading towards a crisis, warns expert

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The law is now widely seen as not fit for purpose.Abortion care in the UK is "heading towards a crisis" and reform of the law is just one of the many obstacles that needs to be overcome, argues...



New study busts the myth that contraceptives kill libido

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Despite the widespread belief that contraceptive pills 'kill' sexual desire, new research suggests other factors may play a more significant role.



Medication may provide greater virus suppression, reduction in lesions for patients with genital herpes

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In a study appearing in JAMA, Anna Wald, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Washington & Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, and colleagues compared the medications pritelivir and...



Commercial brand of mouthwash can help kill off gonorrhea in the mouth

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A commercial brand of mouthwash that is readily available from supermarkets and pharmacies can help curb the growth of the bacteria responsible for gonorrhoea, reveals preliminary research...



HPV in Men: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

HPV is often associated with women, but men can get it too. Learn about its symptoms, links to a number of cancers, causes, and treatments.



West African HIV-2 prevalence associated with lower historical male circumcision rates

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Cities with substantial uncircumcised populations in 1950 tended to have higher HIV-2 prevalence from 1985.



Research finds that older people's sexual problems are being dismissed

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Older people's sexual activity problems and desires are being dismissed by health practitioners due to their age, a new study has suggested.



Re-emergence of syphilis traced to pandemic strain cluster

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Over the last few decades, an age-old infectious disease has been re-emerging globally: Syphilis.



STIs: The perils of pubic preening investigated

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Breaking research asks whether the amount and frequency of pubic grooming increases our susceptibility to sexually transmitted infections.



13,500 people living with an undiagnosed HIV infection in the UK

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

According to new figures released on World AIDS Day (WAD) by PHE, an estimated 101,200 people are living with HIV in the UK. Of these more than 13,500 are living with an undiagnosed infection.



IUD vs. Pill: What Contraceptive Method is Best for Me?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is the birth control pill and what is an IUD? Learn about things to consider when choosing between the two and other contraception options.



Alternatives to Viagra: Pills, Herbal Remedies, and Other Treatments

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Viagra is used to treat erectile dysfunction, but it is not the only option. Find out more about the medical and herbal alternatives that are available.



IUD Removal: All You Need to Know

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

An IUD is an effective form of birth control, but sometimes they need removing. This article looks at when and how this is done, as well as IUD types.



Viagra may benefit heart health for men with type 2 diabetes

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Viagra - a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction - has shown promise for reducing heart attack incidence and death among men with type 2 diabetes.



How to Improve Your Sex Life After Prostate Cancer

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is the prostate gland and how can prostate cancer affect sexual behavior? Learn how to manage your sex life after prostate cancer and its treatment.



Long-term relationships may reduce women's sex drive

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study examines the link between female sexual functions - such as sexual desire - and relationship status over a longer period of time.