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  • Sharp rise in STDs among homosexuals, from casual sex arranged via social media

    11/24/2015 9:43:34 AM PST · by fwdude · 76 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | June 4, 2015 | Dr. Eowyn
    It is now 34 years since the discovery and diagnosis of a peculiar and deadly disease afflicting homosexual men called acquired immune deficiency syndrome or AIDS. By now, knowledge of AIDS and of how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is transmitted (via sex and the exchange of bodily fluids) is commonplace. And yet, RT reports, May 30, 2015, that the U.S. is seeing a sharp increase in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among men who have sex with men, because of social media like Grindr.
  • STD rates rise dramatically, especially among men

    11/23/2015 10:23:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/20.2015 | By Carina Storrs
    The news in this year's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on sexually transmitted diseases is not good. The number of cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea in the United States increased between 2013 and 2014, after being on the decline for several years. Cases of syphilis, which have been on the rise for the last decade, shot up in 2014. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are the three most common STDs in the United States that are also notifiable, meaning health departments are required to report new cases to the CDC. (HIV and shigella are also notifiable STDs.) Chlamydia is...
  • America Is Charlie Sheen: The CDC Says There Are 20,000,000 New STD Cases In America Each Year

    11/20/2015 9:10:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | 11/20/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Charlie Sheen’s announcement that he is HIV positive has created a huge uproar as critics attack him from every direction, but the truth is that Charlie Sheen is simply a reflection of our society as a whole. You see, the truth is that it isn’t just big Hollywood stars that are engaged in insanely risky sexual behavior. According to the CDC, there are 110 million cases of sexually-transmitted disease in America today, and another 20 million STD cases are added to that total every year. The United States has the highest STD infection rate in the entire industrialized world, and...
  • Scientists identify new STD that could affect hundreds of thousands of adults

    11/12/2015 3:17:55 PM PST · by Flatus I. Maximus · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/12/2015 | Anna Hodgekiss
    Hundreds of thousands of people could unwittingly be carrying a newly-identified sexually transmitted infection, scientists warned today.New research has revealed that an infection called Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) - first identifed more than 30 years ago - is transferred through sexual contact.It is now estimated that one per cent of the British population aged 16-44 is infected
  • California Might Make the Porn Industry Put on a Condom

    09/16/2015 6:43:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Slate ^ | September 15, 2015 | Amanda Marcotte
    In 2012, AIDS activists in Los Angeles helped pass a law requiring condom use on all porn sets within county lines. In 2014, a federal court upheld the law, finding that the First Amendment doesn't excuse employers from basic health and safety regulations. Now the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has turned to the rest of California, trying to get the mandatory condom requirements on a statewide ballot. "Organizers said they collected 557,138 signatures from registered voters, more than the 365,880 they needed by Monday for the initiative to be on the ballot in November 2016," Reuters reports.
  • California Assembly approves stricter vaccine mandate []

    06/25/2015 6:42:04 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/25/2015 | Patrick McGreevy
    California lawmakers Thursday approved one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation, legislation that would eliminate the option for parents to keep their children from being vaccinated based on religious or other personal beliefs. The measure, the most controversial taken up by the Legislature this year, would require all children who enter kindergarten in California to be vaccinated against diseases including measles and whooping cough unless a physician approves an exemption based on medical conditions such as allergies and immune system deficiencies. As a mother, I understand the decisions we make about our childrens health care are deeply...
  • STD-Testing Color-Changing Condoms Sound Awesome -- But Aren't Feasible Or Wise

    06/25/2015 2:43:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/25/2015 | Tara Haelle
    Two of the medias favorite tropes met this week in an eye-catching story about the award-winning creative idea of three teens in England: condoms that change color when they detect a sexually transmitted infection. Its the whiz-kid-makes-scientific-discovery tale plus sex. No wonder its trending on everything from BuzzFeed to the Washington Post. But weve seen before that the whiz kid narrative can be oversold (or, as Ive chronicled before, incredibly convoluted), and thats again the case here, at least so far as most media outlets are selling it.At first blush, the concept sounds pretty creative: find out instantly when it...
  • Sober Scriptural Wisdom on Avoiding the Whirlwind of Lust

    01/27/2015 7:28:37 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-26-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Sober Scriptural Wisdom on Avoiding the Whirlwind of Lust By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere is a marvelous chapter in the Book of Proverbs that ought to be studied by every young person who must live in this lustful world. Its sets forth plainly the stance that any son or daughter of God should have regarding the lust so often celebrated by this age.Many preachers and teachers wince at the Book of Proverbs on this topic since it tends to portray seduction and lust as coming from women.However it must be recalled that Proverbs features a father speaking to his son....
  • Not voting Democrat prevents STDs (really!)

    10/10/2014 5:11:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Thinking of making this a poster, or put it on a shirt...or something.
  • Liberian prostitute kills eight soldiers via Ebola transmission

    10/08/2014 9:50:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 123 replies
    Times Live ^ | 08 Oktober, 2014
    According to the Liberian Observer, a sex worker visited soldier Floson Louise at his army barracks in Liberia.When she slept at the EBK (barracks), it was thereafter the soldiers contracted the disease, and could not survive despite intensive treatment at the various Ebola Treatment Units in Monrovia, a source told the Observer.The sex worker was suffering from Ebola and passed the deadly disease to the soldier who unknowingly spread it to seven other soldiers. The Observer further reports that the army barracks are being decongested to ease the spread of the disease.
  • Yankees star Derek Jeter bows out at Fenway

    09/28/2014 2:17:18 PM PDT · by fhayek · 58 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Dan Shaughnessy
    Its the same ballpark where Babe Ruth played his rookie season in 1914. Its the same hardball theater where Ted Williams homered on his final big league swing, Sept. 28, 1960. Its where Mickey Mantle made his last out on the same date in 1968. And on Sunday, its where Derek Sanderson Jeter will finish a 20-year major league career that defined a game and an era. Cities, teams, ballparks, legends, dates. Everything connects in baseball. Degrees of separation are minimal. Ruth played with Lefty Gomez, who played with Early Wynn, who played with Tommy John, who played with Don...
  • New York City Council Speaker reveals she has 'high risk HPV'

    08/18/2014 1:33:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2014 | Lydia Warren
    Melissa Mark-Viverito, 45, shared her diagnosis on Twitter on Sunday She learned she had the infection after her first appointment with a gynecologist in two years - and encouraged women to get checked HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and can lead to cervical cancer, as well as other cancers New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has revealed she has 'high risk HPV', a sexually-transmitted disease that can cause cancer. She made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday, explaining that she learned about her human papillomavirus diagnosis on Friday following a long overdue gynecologist's appointment. [Snip]...
  • Woman Sues Hospital for Posting STD Results on Facebook

    06/07/2014 2:51:26 AM PDT · by kingattax · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jun 5, 2014 | Elise Sol
    Imagine that someone broadcast your very personal secret on Facebook. Unfortunately for one Ohio woman, thats exactly what happened when several hospital employees leaked her medical records that revealed she had an STD to the social networking site. Shes now suing the hospital for more than $25,000 in damages. Back in September, the woman, who remains anonymous and lives in the town of Winton Hills, was being treated for Syphilis at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Shortly after, hospital employees snapped a photo of her records, including her name and diagnosis, and posted it to the Facebook page Team...
  • 'Fifty Shades effect' blamed for rise in sexually transmitted diseases among over-50s

    05/26/2014 11:08:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    mail onlie ^ | Emma Glanfield
    A rise in sexually transmitted diseases among older couples could have been caused by the Fifty Shades of Grey effect, a top doctor has warned. Dr Charlotte Jones said the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy has led to older couples being more adventurous in bed and could explain a rise in sexually transmitted infections among the over-50s. The film based on the best-selling erotic novels is due for release on Valentine's Day next year with Jamie Dornan in the role of billionaire Christian Grey. Dr Jones, chairwoman of the British Medical Association's GP Committee, said the novels' success is giving...
  • Pamela Anderson recalls gang-rape during high school: I just wanted off this earth

    05/20/2014 8:22:05 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 115 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson said she was gang-raped by seven boys in high school including her then-boyfriend and was also subjected to sexual molestation by a babysitter between the ages of 6 and 10. Ms. Anderson, speaking during the launch of her Pamela Anderson Foundation, said she was raped, too, at the age of 12 by a 25-year-old, NBC News reported. My first boyfriend in grade nine decided it would be funny to gang-rape me, with six of his friends, she said, NBC reported, citing a transcript of her speech that was posted on her foundations website....
  • Where are 'gay' groups on syphilis spike? Homosexual activists silent on 'dreadful diseases'

    01/14/2014 2:17:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 01/14/2014 | Les Kinsolving
    On Jan. 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in the United States mostly in men who have sex with men. In 2012, the rate of new gonorrhea cases rose by 4 percent. The rate of new cases of syphilis jumped 11 percent. Bloomberg quoted Gail Bolan, director of the CDCs Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention Division, who declared: Many people dont get tested as recommended. Thats especially the case for syphilis where the rise is entirely attributable to men particularly those who are gay or bisexual. And...
  • Teens and doctors avoid talking about sexual activity

    01/05/2014 4:00:57 PM PST · by usalady · 32 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 5, 2013 | Martha
    At a time when sexually transmitted diseases are infecting millions of teenagers it has been reported that doctors dont bother asking them about their sex life. If a doctor does not bring it up during a physical examination neither does the teenager.
  • Herpes Virus Found on Library Copies of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    Two Belgian university professors recently decided to submit the 10 most borrowed books at the Antwerp library to bacteriology and toxicology tests. Traces of cocaine were found on all 10 books...the scientists discovered traces of the herpes virus in the pages of the erotic tale Fifty Shades of Grey.
  • HIV Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men ( fact sheet about "MSM")

    10/21/2013 12:52:01 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 98 replies
    Fast Facts Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (referred to here as MSM) are more severely affected by HIV than any other group in the United States. Among all MSM, black/African American MSM bear the greatest disproportionate burden of HIV. From 2008 to 2010, HIV infections among young black/African American MSM increased 20%. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM))a represent approximately 2% of the United States population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV. In 2010, young MSM (aged 13-24 years) accounted for 72% of new HIV infections among...
  • Nightmare scenario as gonorrhea at epidemic levels, resistant to antibiotics, CDC warns

    09/18/2013 1:07:37 PM PDT · by topher · 73 replies ^ | Wed Sep 18, 2013 14:43 EST | by Thaddeus Baklinski
    ATLANTA, GA, September 18, 2013 ( - A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns that not only are new gonorrhea infections at epidemic levels in the US, but the sexually transmitted disease is becoming untreatable because "Neisseria gonorrhoeae," the bacteria that causes the disease, has become resistant to the antibiotics used for treatment. In their report the CDC has, for the first time, prioritized bacteria in their report into one of three categories: urgent, serious, and concerning. Along with gonorrhea, two other antibiotic resistant bacteria, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), which includes...
  • Sacramento County To Offer Home STD Tests For Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

    08/27/2013 11:09:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    CBS News/Sacramento ^ | August 26, 2013 | Anjali Hemphill
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) Sacramento Countys health department will begin distributing a take-home STD test for women that wont cost users a penny. The city has one of the highest rates of STDs in the state, and it keeps going up every year. Now a new online program will hopefully get more people to get tested. We definitely need all the help we can get, said Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye. The division of public health says STDs are spreading like wildfire in Sacramento, with chlamydia and gonorrhea considered an epidemic. Many people who have STDs do not...
  • Oral sex and throat cancer: Michael Douglas HPV report spotlights "epidemic"

    06/03/2013 1:59:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 94 replies
    CBS News/ ^ | June 3, 2013, 12:42 PM | Ryan Jaslow /
    Michael Douglas's announcement that his throat cancer was caused by human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted disease, has raised awareness about a men's health trend doctors have been alarmed about for years. ... However, a link between oral sex and throat cancer is no surprise to experts. "This is not a surprise by any stretch," Dr. Eric Genden, professor and chair of otolaryngology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, told "There's an epidemic of HPV-related throat cancers." Throat cancer, also known as oropharyngeal cancer, refers to tumors that occur in the tonsils, base...
  • Emergency Contraception Not the Best for Adolescents

    05/01/2013 2:44:32 PM PDT · by topher · 33 replies
    American College of Pediatricians [Medical Journal] ^ | May, 2013 | Primary author: Patricia Lee June, MD
    ABSTRACT: A policy of either pre-prescribing emergency contraceptives to adolescent patients, or making them available without prescription, carries significant medical risk and is counterproductive to the parent-adolescent and patient-physician relationships. The American College of Pediatricians recommends instead that health professionals encourage good adolescent-parental communication, and teach adolescent patients the benefits of delaying sexual activity until marriage and how to avoid early sexual debut.1. The practical effect of availability of EC without restrictions is harmful to adolescents. In England and Wales, rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among teens increased at a faster rate in those areas with free EC for...
  • Sex Superbug Could Be 'Worse Than AIDS'

    04/30/2013 11:36:45 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/29/13 | Mark Koba
    An antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrheanow considered a superbughas some analysts saying that the bacteria's effects could match those of AIDS. "This might be a lot worse than AIDS in the short run because the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect more people quickly," said Alan Christianson, a doctor of naturopathic medicine.
  • Is 'Slut-Shaming' Contributing to the Rise of STDs? [barf alert]

    04/29/2013 9:59:48 PM PDT · by grundle · 67 replies ^ | April 29, 2013 | No name is cited for author
    Slut-shaming is at the root of all problems. Well, it seems to be at the root of a lot of mine, anyway. Anyone whos ever been slut-shamed understands when I say that it can alter your sexual health decisions, erode your self-esteem, and change how you interact with both sexes. And for anyone whos not familiar with the term, slut-shaming is the act of declaring someone a slut (or a whore or any other similar word, or even promiscuous, for that matter) based upon perceived sexual behavior: the clothing someone wears, the way they communicate with potential partners, the people...
  • Another killer disease striking homosexuals

    04/15/2013 12:09:44 PM PDT · by wesagain · 87 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 15, 2013 | Garth Kant
    "Health officials work to diffuse fears of national epidemic"Gay sex is becoming even more dangerous. Health officials are warning sexually active gay men about an outbreak of potentially deadly bacterial meningitis in Los Angeles and New York. The disease has infected 22 people in New York and caused seven deaths since 2010. Health officials in Los Angeles are testing to see if the strain infecting gay men there is the same one hitting New York. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation began offering free meningitis vaccines today after a gay man from West Hollywood was declared brain dead on Friday. Thirty-three-year-old lawyer...
  • What Planned Parenthood has accomplished

    04/06/2013 4:35:51 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4/5/2013 | Judie Brown
    April 5, 2013 (American Life League) - When we look around our country and see people mired in actions that hurt or maim themselves, put their health in jeopardy, or kill an innocent baby, we must wonder where all the morals have gone. We see an increase in sexually transmitted diseases, an increase in the use of emergency contraceptives, and a decrease in the respect for life. This fog is covering us and, unless we take actions to clear it, will envelop and choke us. Many were in disbelief when a Planned Parenthood lobbyist from Florida, Alisa LaPolt Snow, suggested...
  • Sex pays for Chinas budget hotels

    03/28/2013 6:40:50 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    Radio Netherlands Worldwide ^ | March 3, 2013 | RNW China Desk
    Chinas budget hotels used to target small business travellers, but their clientele nowadays is a rather different one. Cheap hotel rooms have become the space where the Chinese can pursue sexual freedom. Sexologist Xiaoliang Zeng writes on budget hotels and sexual liberation in China. The hotel I checked in to was recommended by a well-known travel website. But I regretted my choice as soon as I walked in. It was by no means a cheap hotel. Yet my room was filled with the unpleasant odor of semen and disinfectant. The pinkish wall, dim light, and green carpet created a sexually...
  • Americans with Venereal Diseases Could Surpass Those with Jobs...

    03/28/2013 3:24:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 3/27/2013 | Kyle Becker
    Over a third of Americans have a venereal disease, according to the CDC. At the present rate, those who have problems with their personal equipment will surpass those with jobs by the end of Obamas second term. The CDC finding that 110,197,000 Americans have an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) was reported by CNS News. In 2008, the last year reported, 19.8 million Americans contracted STIs. CDCs new estimates show that there are about 20 million new infections in the United States each year, costing the American healthcare system nearly $16 billion in direct medical costs alone, said a CDC fact...
  • Disturbing study finds that more than 110 MILLION Americans have a sexually-transmitted disease

    03/28/2013 1:07:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    <p>An unsettling new study has revealed a surging number of sexually-transmitted infections in the U.S. - especially among young adults - the CDC reports.</p>
  • MD to UN: Shame on You

    03/14/2013 5:12:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | March 14, 2013 | Ashley Herzog
    On Tuesday, Dr. Miriam Grossman had a message for the United Nations: Shame on you. Grossman is the author of the acclaimed 2007 book Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student. As I wrote in my very first column for Townhall, when I was a junior at Ohio University: Grossman says her profession has been hijacked by radical politics. Unprotected reveals how campus health professionals often risk students' well-being in order to promote feminism, androgyny, and anything goes liberalism. Her follow-up book, Youre Teaching my Child What? showed that radical sexual dogma isnt...
  • NYC sex workers avoiding condoms due to fear of getting caught for prostitution

    03/10/2013 6:45:58 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 68 replies
    DNA ^ | March 6, 2013 | ANI
    New York - Carrying condoms has resulted in arrest for a growing number of women in New York. Experts said that the issue may be contributing to a public health crisis in which sex workers are beginning to use condoms less frequently. In an incident cited by Vice magazine, a New York woman was arrested and charged with loitering for the purpose of prostitution after an officer found a condom in her purse, the New York Daily News reported. The unnamed woman was wearing jean shorts and a tight shirt and had been standing outdoors for about 30 minutes. After...
  • US report shows increase in sexually-transmitted infections (20 million new infections each year)

    02/24/2013 5:46:17 AM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    cna ^ | February 23, 2013 | Adelaide Darling
    Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2013 / 04:12 pm (CNA).- New governmental reports on sexual behavior in America show significant rises in both sexually-transmitted infections and use of emergency contraception in recent years. Government estimates “show that there are about 20 million new infections in the United States each year,” said that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a new fact sheet released this month. The report was one of two recent studies by the organization surveying the behavior of sexually active individuals in the U.S. Based on surveys and public disease reports, the group estimated “that there are...
  • 'Severe epidemic' of sexually-transmitted diseases is sweeping the nation, warns CDC Valentine's Day

    02/14/2013 8:52:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | | Daily Mail Reporter
    Just in time for Valentines Day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control released data Wednesday revealing that 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diagnosed each year nationwide, costing some $16 billion in taxpayer funds. Half of the 20 million new infections affect people ages 15 to 24 - who only make up a quarter of the population,l according to the statistics. Human papillomavirus (HPV) tops the list as the most common infection followed by chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B, HIV and trichomoniasis.
  • Hot Reporter Owns Videobomber (nicely done in New Orleans - STD mention)

    01/31/2013 10:01:09 PM PST · by doug from upland · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-31-13
    You might enjoy how a reporter handles a drunk *itch from San Francisco who is interrupting her TV report.
  • Gonorrhea Evades Antibiotics, Leaving Only One Drug To Treat Disease

    08/14/2012 12:22:17 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies
    All Things Considered - NPR ^ | August 9, 2012 | Rob Stein
    Pictures, If You Can Stand It. Health officials say they're worried that one day there will be no more antibiotics left to treat gonorrhea. There's some disturbing news out today about a disease we don't hear about much these days: gonorrhea. Federal health officials announced that the sexually transmitted infection is getting dangerously close to being untreatable. As a result, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines for how doctors should treat gonorrhea. The guidelines are designed to keep one of the remaining effective antibiotics useful for as long as possible by restricting the use of...
  • Anti-Prostitution Posters, World War II

    07/08/2012 2:29:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Retronaut
    Anti-Prostitution Posters, World War II Emphasizing the relationship between patriotism, morality, health preservation, and disease prevention, images of the infected soldier and disease-carrying prostitute in posters during the First and Second World Wars came to symbolize both moral failure and social decay. The following posters use images of "loose" women, patriotic iconography, and frightening symbols to grab the attention of the viewer and inspire behavior modification. These images not only reflected attitudes, values, and beliefs about the causes and consequences of venereal disease but also affected responses to the problem. (Note: Most these photos link back to Retronaut; added are...
  • World Health Organization warns Gonorrhea Could Join HIV as 'Uncurable'

    06/07/2012 9:30:08 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | June 6, 2012 | Jason Koebler
    Both the WHO and the CDC say it's time to "sound the alarm" on the increase in drug-resistant gonorrheaFirst, it was the Centers for Disease Control—now, the World Health Organization is warning that Gonorrhea could join herpes and HIV/AIDS as "uncurable" sexually-transmitted diseases. "We're sitting on the edge of a worldwide crisis," says Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan, of WHO's department of reproductive health and research. "There's a general complacency around sexually transmitted infections in general, and this doesn't have the same political or social pressure as HIV. That's because gonorrhea has been so easily curable so far, but in the future, that...
  • Begin Sex Ed in Kindergarten, Says New National Standards Report

    01/19/2012 6:00:39 AM PST · by thesaleboat · 34 replies ^ | January 17, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( By the time they leave elementary school, children should be able to define sexual orientation, and by the eighth grade be able to define emergency contraception and its use, according to a report containing controversial new recommendations for sex education in U.S. public schools. Ideally, comprehensive sexuality education should start in kindergarten and continue through 12th grade, says the National Sexuality Education Standards report, drawn up by a range of advocates, academics and public education officials. The Future of Sex Education (FoSE), an initiative started by sex education advocates, developed the standards to create a strategic plan for...
  • Obama Administration Claims Immunity in 'Shameful' STD Study of Guatemalans

    01/10/2012 10:17:08 AM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 8 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | January 10, 2012 | Associated Press
    Guatemalan prostitutes, prisoners and mental patients who were intentionally exposed to sexually transmitted diseases, without their knowledge or consent, by U.S. researchers in the 1940s, cannot sue the United States argued the Obama Administration on Monday, no matter how shameful and unethical the studies were. In its first response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the experiment's subjects, the Justice Department late Monday said sovereign immunity protects federal health officials from litigation stemming from the study. The experiment conducted in the 1940s exposed Guatemalan civilians to test the effects of penicillin. President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham...
  • An AIDS-free generation

    11/26/2011 12:51:21 PM PST · by mdittmar · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 27, 2011 | David Ernesto Munar
    Running toward a dream of a lifetimeWhen I tested positive for HIV in 1994, I never would have imagined an AIDS-free generation to be possible in my lifetime. I also didn't think I would live past 35.And yet, I am 42 years old today and we have arrived at the precipice of that dream. With recent medical advances, and the promise of more soon to come, an AIDS-free generation is possible. Achieving this goal, as eloquently outlined by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier this month, would save millions of American dollars and countless lives around the world. The question...
  • Occupy Wall Street Protesters Seek STD Testing

    11/01/2011 9:20:39 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Occupy Wall Street protesters are flocking to nearby health clinics for testing for sexually-transmitted diseases, including HIV, after getting their freak on in 1960s-style hookups with crusty strangers, sources said. "Last week was free love," a medical professional at a nearby clinic said, referring to the number of people who organizers referred for STD testing. A volunteer at Zuccotti Park admitted concern among protesters about STDs. "We give directions to clinics if people ask for information regarding STDs," the volunteer, who identified himself only as "Captain," said, adding that pregnancy tests are also a hot item.
  • MSNBC O'Donnell's "Republican Take" on the Cain 'Scandal': Meghan McCain (TOTALLY!)

    11/01/2011 7:40:46 PM PDT · by montag813 · 26 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 11-01-2011 | Montag813
    That's right. The "Republican take" was none other than uber-ditz Meghan McCain. TOTALLY! Among her pearls of wisdom: "Mitt Romney is, like, the most experienced candidate. He will be the nominee, and it's time that people learned to just deal with it." "We are going through each nominee one at a time like when you're...speed dating". "Herman Cain has never held public office before, and I find that, like, so disturbing". "Romney...Mitt..Romney...the best...Romney...." (ok I skipped the rest because I couldn't take it)
  • California Catholic leaders decry child STD vaccinations

    10/11/2011 2:01:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    cna ^ | October 11, 2011 | Benjamin Mann
    Archbishop Jose H. Gomez Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 11, 2011 / 11:36 am (CNA).- Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez joined the California Catholic Conference in criticizing a new law that allows 12-year-olds to receive vaccinations against sexual diseases without their parents permission. Parents bear the first responsibility for their childrens physical and spiritual well-being. This new law, however, bypasses parental involvement, wisdom and guidance, said Archbishop Gomez in his Oct. 10 response to Governor Jerry Brown's decision to sign the vaccination proposal into law. The new law, which Brown authorized on Oct. 9, allows children as young as...
  • Brown signs bill for minors to seek preventive STD treatment

    10/09/2011 3:25:22 PM PDT · by South40 · 14 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 10/9/2011 | CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO, MICHAEL GARDNER
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed controversial legislation to greatly expand the rights of minors to obtain preventive treatment for sexually transmitted diseases without parental consent, including an HPV immunization for cervical cancer. Brown did not explain his reasoning in the announcement Sunday afternoon. Assembly Bill 499 was carried by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego. She said the legislation addresses a gap in the law that forbids prevention steps by doctors but allows minors under 18 to undergo abortions and post-infection treatment for sexually transmitted diseases without the approval of parents or a guardian. Critics counter the measure is an unwarranted...
  • Sexual economics: Women more sexually promiscuous as "price of sex" declines

    10/06/2011 9:34:25 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 100 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 10/6/11 | Kristal Roberts
    There was a time when having sex with a woman meant a wedding ring, a court ship or at the very least, dinner. But social psychologists say those days are quickly coming to an end as women become more promiscuous, Yahoo Shine reports. -snip- Other things that are said to have contributed to these changes include gender equality, birth control and internet porn.
  • Dose of Reason: Perry and Gardasil

    08/12/2011 2:46:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 129 replies
    RIght Wing ^ | August 7, 2011 | bnuckols
    Bear with me, this isnt a sound bite subject. The Human Papilloma Virus is an infection, and should not be a moral issue. In contrast, the vaccine against four strains of the virus, Gardasil, has become a political issue, even though the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now recommends it for all boys and girls. Governor Rick Perry has been criticized for his February, 2007 Executive Order that made the vaccine mandatory for girls before entering the 6th grade. Very little is said about the part of the EO that affirmed the right of and facilitated parents who wish...
  • Case overturned because of narrow definition of sex

    07/17/2011 9:43:26 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 7 replies
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | July 15, 2011 | Todd Ruger
    The Florida Legislature has sometimes been a bit shy when it comes to discussing sex. A state representative was chastised last session for using the word "uterus" on the house floor, and lawmakers recoiled at debating a recent bill to ban bestiality, because children sometimes attend their hearings. But their failure to be more explicit has now crippled a law aimed at protecting people from being exposed to HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. In 1997, Florida legislators made it a felony for an HIV-infected person to have "sexual intercourse" without informing the partner of their infected status, adding the...
  • Gonorrhoea strain found to be 'resistant to antibiotics'

    07/11/2011 4:13:09 PM PDT · by decimon · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | July 11, 2011 | Unknown
    A new strain of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhoea has become resistant to antibiotics, international research shows. Analysis of the bacterium that causes gonorrhoea found a new variant which is very effective at mutating. Scientists from the Swedish Reference Laboratory warn that the infection could now become a global threat to public health. New drugs to delay the spread of the infection are needed, experts say. The first case of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea was found in Japan. By analysing this new strain of neisseria gonorrhoea, called H041, researchers identified the genetic mutations responsible for the new strain's extreme resistance to all...
  • Sexually transmitted parasite Trichomonas vaginalis twice as prevalent in women over 40

    07/12/2011 1:33:38 PM PDT · by decimon · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions ^ | July 12, 2011 | Unknown
    Johns Hopkins expert calls for testing and mandatory reportingA Johns Hopkins infectious disease expert is calling for all sexually active American women age 40 and older to get tested for the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis after new study evidence found that the sexually transmitted disease (STD) is more than twice as common in this age group than previously thought. Screening is especially important because in many cases there are no symptoms. "We usually think of STDs as more prevalent in young people, but our study results clearly show that with trichomonas, while too many young people have it, even more, older...