Reaching iGens with the Truth about Sexual Health

Millennials are aging and now we need to reach another generation of young people with the truth about sexual health. The generation that follows Millennials goes by several different names including “Generation Z or Gen Z”, “Homeland Generation” and “ … Read the rest

HPV Vaccine Update: October 2016

GlaxoSmithKline’s Cervarix was the first HPV vaccine on the market. It provided protection against the two most dangerous strains of the Human Papillomarvirus, 16 and 18. Since newer HPV vaccines have been developed, Cervarix will no longer be sold in Read the rest

Increasing Sexual Dysfunction in Young Men: Could Porn be Responsible?

MI Science Staff: October 2016

It is often difficult to get young people to be concerned about the risks involved with sex outside of a committed, long-term monogamous relationship. Even as we present the facts to them about sexually transmitted … Read the rest

Had the Talk? : President’s Corner August 2016: Dr. Freda Bush

“Why am I involved with the Medical Institute?”

It’s simple.  I have four children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. My husband, Lee, and I determined years ago, “It is not enough for us to be concerned about ‘our four and … Read the rest

Teenage Emotions and the Adolescent Brain

MI Science Staff: July 2016

Helping teens develop emotionally is an important part of parenting our youth. But, as parents, we may well find ourselves on an emotional roller coaster as we navigate the difficult journey of parenting adolescents. Even … Read the rest

President’s Corner for Early July 2016

Building Family Connections (BFC) Training

Youth commonly access sexy subject matter on TV, movies, iPads, smartphones, etc.  They also “snap chat”, “insta-gram”, twitter and listen to music.  The messages they are receiving from this flood of input are being incorporated … Read the rest

Creating a Desire for Change: Part 5

Maintenance, Relapse, Termination

By: 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

May, 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