The Medical Institute for Sexual Health

Parenting

Written by: Dr. Freda Bush

One of the greatest privileges I’ve had as an adult is to be the mother of four children, the grandmother of nine and most recently the great-grandmother of one. Yes, I call parenting a privilege … Read the rest

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

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

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

Why Abstinence?

Abstinence is not outdated or old fashioned but very wise. Sex can make things very complicated and messy, both physically and emotionally. However, waiting for sex means:

Every month if you or your partner’s period is late, you are free … Read the rest

Six Bad Reasons to have Sex

Are you convinced that you are ready for sex? How sure are you? Some of the common arguments that teens use to justify having sex are quite faulty. Keep reading!

1) Everyone is “doing it.”

Reliable studies have shown that … Read the rest

Six Things Every College Freshman Should Know

All around the US, millions of high school graduates are getting ready to head off to college in the next month or two.  As a current college student, I can guarantee you that these are going to be some of … Read the rest