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

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