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First Sexual Experience Was Forced for 1 in 16 U.S. Women

First Sexual Experience Was Forced for 1 in 16 U.S. Women

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Changes wrought by the #MeToo movement can’t come soon enough, say researchers who found that for 1 in 16 U.S. women, their first sexual experience was forced. “In a nationally representative sample of more than 13,000 women, 6.5% said their […]

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Chlamydia in Women

Chlamydia in Women

What is chlamydia? Chlamydia is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the U.S. It is an infection with the bacteria known as Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia is very similar to gonorrhea in its symptoms and pattern of transmission. It is important to note that many people (both women and men) who are infected […]

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Study Points to Herd Immunity Against HPV in Unvaccinated U.S. Adults

Study Points to Herd Immunity Against HPV in Unvaccinated U.S. Adults

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The United States could be approaching a state of herd immunity against human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus linked to several cancers. Oral HPV infections declined by 37% among unvaccinated 18- to 59-year-old men between 2009 and 2016, according to a […]

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Getting a ‘Hollywood’ wax may not increase STI risk, after all

Getting a ‘Hollywood’ wax may not increase STI risk, after all

Many health and hygiene guides advise women, in particular, to avoid shaving or waxing all or most of their pubic hair to maintain their “natural barrier” against sexually transmitted infections. But is this a misconception? Completely removing pubic hair most likely does not influence the risk of STIs, according to recent findings. Many women, often […]

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Shaving ‘Down There’ Won’t Raise STD Risks: Study

Shaving ‘Down There’ Won’t Raise STD Risks: Study

Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women who shave or wax their pubic hair aren’t more likely to get chlamydia or gonorrhea, according to new research that challenges studies suggesting that so-called extreme grooming increases the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The study included 214 women who visited an […]