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Meth Abuse Driving Big Spike in Syphilis Cases

Meth Abuse Driving Big Spike in Syphilis Cases

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A startling increase in syphilis cases among Americans may be linked to addiction to methamphetamine and other drugs, federal health officials said Thursday. Between 2013 and 2017, the rate of syphilis infection among heterosexual men and women who use methamphetamine […]

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Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life

Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many drugs — both prescription and over-the-counter — can cause side effects like dizziness or upset stomach. But some can affect you in surprising ways, like causing problems with your sex life. Sexual side effects are wide-ranging. You might lose […]

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‘Cocktail’ Approach Offers Early Hope for New Male Contraceptive

‘Cocktail’ Approach Offers Early Hope for New Male Contraceptive

Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The research is in its early days, but Chinese scientists say they’re using bartenders’ tricks to stir up a new, reversible male contraceptive. In experiments with rats, the method successfully kept sexually active males from impregnating females for more than two months. “The two […]

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HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn’t Get It: Study

HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn’t Get It: Study

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) is highly effective in young women — and may even offer some protection to those who don’t get it, a new study suggests. Researchers said the findings add to evidence that the vaccine — […]

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Teen Birth Control Use Up, But Still Too Many Unwanted Pregnancies

Teen Birth Control Use Up, But Still Too Many Unwanted Pregnancies

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Today’s teens are better at using birth control when they first become sexually active, but many unexpected pregnancies still occur, new research finds. Teens who didn’t use birth control during their first month of sexual activity faced nearly a fourfold […]

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Health Tip: Kegel Exercise Tips

Health Tip: Kegel Exercise Tips

(HealthDay News) — Pelvic floor muscle exercises, also called Kegel exercises, are a great way to improve and maintain bladder control, the National Association for Continence says. Latest Sexual Health News The exercises help strengthen the pelvic floor and may improve bladder leakage. The association offers these Kegel suggestions: Identify the muscles by trying to […]