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
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
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
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
Posted on 02/29/2016 | Comments Off on Update on HIV from CDC
A survey on sexual behavior in the United States that was collected from 2006-2008, showed that about 13% of females had some sort of same sex intimate contact at some time in their life. 1… Read the rest
By: Dinorah Garza-Torteya, clinical psychologist, 2015 MI intern
Mexico, like the United States is facing social problems associated with adolescent sexual behavior outside of marriage and the breakdown of the family unit. The rate of unplanned pregnancies in Mexico is … Read the rest
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
Posted on 05/21/2015 | Comments Off on Oxytocin and Sexual Trauma
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
Posted on 03/12/2015 | Comments Off on Scientific Article: Genital Herpes
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
Posted on 02/23/2015 | Comments Off on Scientific Article: Syphilis
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