Recommendations Expanded for Chlamydia Screening in 2015

By: MI Science Department Staff

Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the United States.  Chlamydia prevalence among sexually active young persons (ages 14-24) is nearly three times that among persons ages 25-39 years. It is … Read the rest

Parenting

Written by: Dr. Freda Bush

One of the greatest privileges I’ve had as an adult is to be the mother of four children, the grandmother of nine and most recently the great-grandmother of one. Yes, I call parenting a privilege … Read the rest

Comprehensive Sex Ed Curricula Distorts Truth

Written by: Joe McIlhaney, MD, founder of Medical Institute for Sexual Health

Last month I showed two significant errors in the proposal for sexuality education that Planned Parenthood, The University of Hawaii, Hawaii Youth Services Network and other organizations and … Read the rest

Virginity Revisited

written by : MI Science Department Staff and approved by Dr. Freda Bush

In January of 2014, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy initiated a survey of young adults to assess attitudes and opinions regarding virginity and … Read the rest

MI Joins Hawaii’s Fight Against Pono Choices

Written by: Joe McIlhaney, MD, founder of Medical Institute for Sexual Health

Hawaii—Visions of peaceful and beautiful beaches with ukuleles strumming in the background spring to mind at the mere sound of its name. But all is not so calm … Read the rest

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention in Today’s Society

By: Freda McKissic Bush, MD

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) recognized April as Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month; and they highlighted responsibilities for training and awareness of sexual assault. Additionally, the White House recently declared sex crimes to … Read the rest

Oxytocin and Sexual Trauma

In their book, HOOKED, Drs. McIlhaney and Bush discuss the role of the brain in sexual relationships. When two people engage in sexual activity, there is a complex interaction of neuro-hormones, including dopamine and oxytocin that takes place within the … Read the rest