Palabra clave ‘sexual health’

Romance in Digital Age: Casual Sex Is Having Unintended Results for More Young Adults

viernes, febrero 10th, 2012

The number of college-age students getting STDs is rising, with about 36,000 Floridians in their early 20s having contracted chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis in 2010.That amounted to about 3 percent of the age group. New HIV case numbers also have risen over the past decade, though not as much as STDs.


Sex Education Gets Directly to Youths, via Text

martes, enero 10th, 2012

While heading to class last year, Stephanie Cisneros, a Denver-area high school junior, was arguing with a friend about ways that sexually transmitted diseases might be passed along. Ms. Cisneros knew she could resolve the dispute in class — but not by raising her hand. While her biology teacher lectured about fruit flies, Ms. Cisneros hid her phone underneath her lab table and typed a message to ICYC (In Case You’re Curious), a text-chat program run by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.


Let’s Talk About Sex – Because Lives Are on the Line

miércoles, mayo 11th, 2011

What does it take to create and sustain a sexually healthy nation?  That’s one of the main questions asked in “Let’s Talk About Sex,” a new film premiering in the U.S. on TLC this April 9th.


STDs are a major public health issue

viernes, abril 29th, 2011

DC estimates more than 19 million new cases of STDs each year in the United States. In 2009, there were more than 1.5 million total cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea reported to CDC- making them the two most commonly reported infectious diseases in the United States. STDs have an economic impact: direct medical costs associated with STDs in the United States are estimated at $17.0 billion annually.


Girl-Centered Program Design

martes, abril 5th, 2011

As they make the transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescent girls face poorer health outcomes, are more likely to become infected with HIV, become moresocially isolated, are less likely to attend secondary school or to complete it, and have fewer income-generating opportunities than boys.


Booklets:HIV & sex

lunes, marzo 28th, 2011

This booklet is an introduction to sexual health for people with HIV. The booklet describes the ways that having HIV can affect how you feel about sex, and suggests ways to tackle problems or anxieties you may experience.