Serious Concerns about Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives and Teens

President’s Corner for Late May 2016

Dr. Freda M. Bush

This week I had a mother bring her 17y/o daughter to the office for her first GYN examination. “Tamera” is graduating from high school this month and her mother wants … Read the rest

Creating a Desire for Change: Part 3 Preparation

MI Science Staff: May 2016

This article is the third part of MI’s series on the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change. Our previous articles focused on the pre-contemplative and the contemplative stages of readiness for change. The third stage is … Read the rest

Creating a Desire for Change: Part 2

MI Science Staff: April 2016

In March, our science article introduced the Transtheoretical Model for Behavioral Change as a viable model for changing risky sexual behavior. Only the first of six stages of “readiness for change” was visited in the … Read the rest

Creating a Desire for Change

MI Science Staff, March 23, 2016

For a number of years now, the Transtheoretical Model of Health Behavior Change has been used in health care settings to help bring about positive behavioral changes, such as weight loss and smoking and … Read the rest

Sex is Not a Game: Dr. Freda Bush

MI’s most popular video has been remade and updated in partnership with the New Jersey Physician’s Advisory Group (NJPAG). One of the most thought provoking lines in the video says, “If sex is a game, does that mean somebody loses?”  … Read the rest

Update on HIV from CDC

MI Science Staff: February 2016

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The above graphic was released this week from the CDC, as the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections took place in Boston, Massachusetts. While other graphics focused on racial groups and geographic regions, this … Read the rest

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

January 2016, Science Department Staff

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is a serious complication of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in sexually active females. PID occurs when the bacteria that causes chlamydia, gonorrhea or bacterial vaginosis infects the uterus, the fallopian … Read the rest