Archive for the ‘Sexually Transmitted Diseases’ Category

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

 

Hooking Up Is Not Worth Your Health Or Respect

Recently “hooking up” is replacing traditional dating on college campuses in the United States. A “hook-up” is a sexual encounter – usually occurring between people who just met or are casual acquaintances – for which there is no expectation for … Read the rest

 

A Trip to the Gynecologist Could Save Your Life

I have a tight circle of female friends, and we have a lot of open discussions about sex and health. A few years ago, I found out that more than one of my friends had contracted Human Papillomavirus (HPV) from … Read the rest