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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

Update on HIV from CDC

MI Science Staff: February 2016

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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

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

January 2016, Science Department Staff

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is a serious complication of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in sexually active females. PID occurs when the bacteria that causes chlamydia, gonorrhea or bacterial vaginosis infects the uterus, the fallopian … Read the rest

Recommendations Expanded for Chlamydia Screening in 2015

By: MI Science Department Staff

Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the United States.  Chlamydia prevalence among sexually active young persons (ages 14-24) is nearly three times that among persons ages 25-39 years. It is … Read the rest

Comprehensive Sex Ed Curricula Distorts Truth

Written by: Joe McIlhaney, MD, founder of Medical Institute for Sexual Health

Last month I showed two significant errors in the proposal for sexuality education that Planned Parenthood, The University of Hawaii, Hawaii Youth Services Network and other organizations and … 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