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Sexual Health / STDs News From Medical News Today

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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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.

FDA approves Intrarosa for postmenopausal women experiencing pain during sex

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Intrarosa (prasterone) to treat women experiencing moderate to severe pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), a symptom of vulvar and vaginal...

Women at greater risk for Zika infection due to suppressed vaginal immune response

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes discovered that the vaginal immune system is suppressed in response to RNA viruses, such as Zika.

Early exposure to excess hormone causes genital defects in females

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

University of Florida researchers have identified cells targeted by a male hormone and found that an excess of that hormone at a specific time can cause genital defects in female mice.

Classroom-based sex education programmes largely ineffectual, but incentives to stay at school can help

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A global review of school-based interventions for preventing HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and pregnancy in adolescents shows sex education programmes have no impact in lowering...

How do orgasms affect the brain? Study investigates

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study reveals how rhythmic sexual stimulation can induce rhythmic activity in the brain, causing a 'sexual trance' associated with climax.

Women experience marked decline in sexual function immediately before and after menopause

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Women experience a notable decline in sexual function approximately 20 months before and one year after their last menstrual period, and that decrease continues, though at a somewhat slower rate...

Women report vaginal ring for preventing HIV had little effect on sexual intercourse

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Most women who used an experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention report that the physical act of sex was largely unaffected by using the product, which is inserted monthly for continuous wear.

Ancient hominid 'hanky panky' also influenced spread of STIs

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

With recent studies proving that almost everyone has a little bit of Neanderthal DNA in them - up to 5 percent of the human genome - it's become clear our ancestors not only had some serious...

Men conceived through IVF may inherit father's fertility problems

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PST

The first ever analysis of men conceived though intracytoplasmic sperm injection reveals the procedure may be linked to poorer sperm count and quality.

How Does Prostate Cancer Affect Sex?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PST

Men having treatment for prostate cancer can have problems with sex. Learn about what causes these problems and what treatments are available.

HPV: How physicians recommend vaccine influences parents' choices

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

Whether or not a parent chooses to vaccinate their child against HPV may depend on the language their child's physician uses to recommend the vaccine.

Hormonal contraceptives may raise depression risk

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PST

The use of hormonal contraceptives was linked to higher risk of depression and antidepressant use in a new study, especially for teenage girls.

LARC versus SARC: Major study demonstrates clear benefits of long-acting reversible contraception compared to short-acting reversible contraception

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

Benefits of increased voluntary uptake of LARC may extend to wider populations than previously thought, according to a major study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.