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Creating a Desire for Change: Part 4: Action

MI Science Staff

May, 2016

The fourth stage in the Transtheoretical Model of change is action. In this stage an individual has made specific, observable changes in their lifestyle within the past 6 months in moving toward behavioral change. A … Read the rest

Serious Concerns about Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives and Teens

President’s Corner for Late May 2016

Dr. Freda M. Bush

This week I had a mother bring her 17y/o daughter to the office for her first GYN examination. “Tamera” is graduating from high school this month and her mother wants … Read the rest

Creating a Desire for Change: Part 3 Preparation

MI Science Staff: May 2016

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

Creating a Desire for Change: Part 2

MI Science Staff: April 2016

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

Creating a Desire for Change

MI Science Staff, March 23, 2016

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

Sex is Not a Game: Dr. Freda Bush

MI’s most popular video has been remade and updated in partnership with the New Jersey Physician’s Advisory Group (NJPAG). One of the most thought provoking lines in the video says, “If sex is a game, does that mean somebody loses?”  … Read the rest

MI Paradigm Shift: Offer Resources FREE

President’s Corner for December 2015: Dr. Freda M. Bush

“Had the Talk?” powered by Medical Institute is the name of our new initiative to be launched in the first quarter of 2016. Talking about sex is not easy or comfortable, … Read the rest

Oxytocin Joint Statement By: Freda Bush

Current Event

We are pleased to present in this Advisory a Joint Statement from Ascend (formally National Abstinence Education Association or NAEA) and Medical Institute on Oxytocin, a neuro-hormone that affects sexual behavior. With MI’s 2008 publication of the book, … Read the rest