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|Comprehensive Survey Can Help Health Workers Identify Potentially Risky Behavior
A recent study by a team of researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas found that risky sexual behavior can be predicted by cultural, socioeconomic and individual mores in conjunction with how one views themselves. Katherine Hertlein of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will present her team's findings at the 63rd annual International Communication Association conference in London...
|Using The Pill To Alter Menstruation Cycles
A surprisingly large number of women 18 or older choose to delay or skip monthly menstruation by deviating from the instructions of birth-control pills and other hormonal contraceptives, a team of University of Oregon researchers and others found in a study of female students at the university...
|The PiRNA Pathway Protects Eggs And Sperm From 'Jumping Genes' That Can Cause Developmental Defects, Sterility
Two teams of investigators led by Professor Gregory Hannon of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have published studies revealing many previously unknown components of an innate system that defends sex cells - the carriers of inheritance across generations - from the ravages of transposable genetic elements...
|Identification Of Immune Cells That Suppress Genital Herpes Infections Has Implications For Vaccine Development
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington scientists have identified a class of immune cells that reside long-term in the genital skin and mucosa and are believed to be responsible for suppressing recurring outbreaks of genital herpes...
|Copper IUD Does Not Increase Period Pain
Previous scientific studies have suggested that women who use a copper IUD for contraception suffer from worse period pain, but a study at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, that followed 2,100 women over a 30-year period shows that this is not the case...
|HPV Vaccine - Young Women Motivated More By STD Than Cancer Protection
Young women are more likely to take the HPV vaccine if they are told it protects from a nasty sexually transmitted disease, even though it also protects from potentially deadly cervical cancer, researchers from The Ohio State University and Texas Tech University discovered...
|Cervical Cancer Detection In Kenya Via Self-Collection Of Samples For HPV Testing
In Kenya, women face a cervical cancer mortality rate that is approximately 10 times as high as in the United States. A study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that training women to self-collect genital samples to test for human papillomavirus (HPV), the causative agent of cervical cancer, can increase the coverage rates of cervical cancer screening...
|STD's Not Cancer Prevention Should Be The Focus For Promoting HPV Vaccine
The HPV vaccine can prevent both cervical cancer and a nasty sexually transmitted disease in women. But emphasizing the STD prevention will persuade more young women to get the vaccine, a new study suggests. These results go against the conventional wisdom that scaring women about the possibility of cancer is the best way to get them vaccinated...
|Morning After Pill Available Over The Counter For Females Over 15
The emergency contraceptive "Plan B One-Step", also known as "the morning after pill", has just been approved by the FDA for use among women and girls at least 15 years old, without the need of a doctor's prescription. Teva Women's Health, Inc...
|Hormone Levels And Sexual Motivation Among Young Women
Feeling frisky? If so, chances are greater your estrogen level - and, perhaps, fertility - are hitting their monthly peak. If not, you're more likely experiencing a profusion of desire-deadening progesterone, and the less fertile time in your cycle. Oh, the power of hormones...
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