Chlamydia Outbreak in High School

On May 5, 2015 several news media outlets reported on the story of a Chlamydia outbreak in a Texas high school. In response to the report, several opponents of abstinence based education programs have voiced their opinions that abstinence education … Read the rest

Scientific Article: Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a lifelong, recurring, incurable infection that can cause painful genital ulcerations, painful urination and flu-like symptoms such as malaise and muscle aches.  The initial break out usually lasts longer and is more wide-spread than recurring break-outs. At … Read the rest

President’s Corner: There is No Cure

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are very common among teens and young adults, and they have the potential to change a young person’s life forever. In the U.S. in the year 2013, nearly 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections … Read the rest

President’s Corner: The Tuskegee Study on Syphilis

Black History in America is celebrated every year in the month of February to honor the significant contributions Black Americans have made to the building and developing of this country.  The scientific section of this Advisory focuses on the recent … Read the rest

Scientific Article: Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that has been around for a very long time.  As early as 1495 there are accounts of a disease that went by many different names, as it spread across Europe.  This “great pox” was … Read the rest

President’s Corner: New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year!!!

The ball has dropped in Times Square and it is official. 2015 has begun!!
What do you think of when you think of the New Year? Fireworks? New Year’s Resolutions? If you considered making one or two … Read the rest

Teen Pregnancy: A Look at Two Different Futures

You probably already know about how hard it is to be a teen parent.  Perhaps you had a friend who was a struggling teen mom or you tuned into Secret Life of the American Teenager.  What is it like … Read the rest

Incurable Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is a common bacterial infection that infects over 700,000 Americans each year.  Sometimes, there are not even symptoms with gonorrhea.  However, untreated gonorrhea can lead to many devastating health complications.  For instance, gonorrhea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease … Read the rest

Oral Sex: No Big Deal?

Oral sex is fast becoming a common risky practice, especially among young people.  There is a pervading notion that it is no big deal because it is “not sex.”  I had a friend once who described oral sex as merely … Read the rest

Sex in Our Culture

Every day, we are inundated with sexual images. Some are certainly overt. Pornography, a multibillion-dollar industry, is literally a click away. Additionally, many popular films feature explicit sex scenes (Brad Pitt in Troy enough said). However, you may not be … Read the rest