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2019 Advisory Article on Clinical Intervention

2019 Clinical Intervention

Marilyn Henderson, BSN, RN, SRAS

On June 8th, Medical Institute will present our 2019 Clinical Intervention for Optimal Sexual Health workshop in Austin, Texas.  Our program was revised in 2017 and is open to anyone … Read the rest

More Cohabitation, Less Commitment?

More Cohabitation, Less Commitment

Medical Institute Science Department Staff

September 2018

Cohabitation has become an accepted trend among unmarried couples. Between 50-70 percent of couples today are thought to be cohabiting before deciding to marry.Cohabitation can be described … Read the rest

Pair- bonding and the Brain

Pair – Bonding and the Brain

Medical Institute Science Department Staff

August 2018

In the book, Hooked, authored by Medical Institute’s (MI) founder, Joe S. McIlhaney, Jr., MD and our current President and CEO, Freda McKissic Bush, MD, the science … Read the rest

Teen Dating Violence Part 4: Sexual Violence

Teen Dating Violence Part 4: Sexual Violence

Science Staff: May 2018

This article is the fourth in a series of articles written by Medical Institute (MI) science staff on the issue of Teen Dating Violence (TDV). This fourth article will … Read the rest

Teen Dating Violence Part 3: Physical Abuse

Teen Dating Violence Part III: Physical Abuse

Medical Institute Science Staff, April 2018

In January of 2010, Teen Dating Violence was recognized as a serious issue by the United States Senate when the body declared the month of February as … Read the rest

Teen Dating Violence Part 2: Violence in Disguise

Teen Dating Violence Part 2: Violence in Disguise

Medical Institute Science Department Staff

March 2018

Teen dating violence is an emerging, silent epidemic that is becoming more common among adolescents. Today’s adolescents are exposed to relationship violence at high rates… Read the rest

Teen Dating Violence Part 1: What It Is

Teen Dating Violence Part I: What It Is

Medical Institute Science Department Staff

January 2018

Teen Dating Violence (TDV) is aggression that takes place in the context of the romantic relationships of teenagers.  Authorities agree that the hostility can be … Read the rest

Creating a Desire for Change: Part 5

Maintenance, Relapse, Termination

MI Science Staff: June 2016

 

Behavior change often does not go smoothly. Even when a young person has moved to the point of taking action to stop participating in sexual activity, maintaining that action can certainly … Read the rest

Creating a Desire for Change: Part 4: Action

MI science staff, June 2016

The fourth stage in the Transtheoretical Model of change is action. In this stage an individual has made specific, observable changes in their lifestyle within the past 6 months in moving toward behavioral change. A … Read the rest

IUD Usage in Adolescents

Marilyn Henderson, RN and Freda M. Bush, MD : 2015

A recently released policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics, encourages Pediatricians to counsel adolescent patients regarding contraception in order of effectiveness.  The most effective contraception is the … Read the rest

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