Here are the sexual health related articles compiled for the January SHPRC e-Newsletter. If you haven’t seen it and want to be on the list, email sev@stanford to find out more.
Ready or Not? The Sex Readiness Checklist – Scarleteen.com
If you’re considering having any kind of sex — manual sex, oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex — for the first time or for every time thereafter, there are a lot of things you and your partner need to know and evaluate, especially if you’re coming into it thinking a given sort of sex is the culmination or finale of your sexuality, and especially with activities like heterosexual intercourse, where pregnancy is an additional risk. The best sex is always the sex everyone involved really wants and is really ready for. So take stock, see where you stand and get real!
HIV Rises Among Gay Men – NYTimes.com
AIDS appears to be making an alarming comeback. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that the incidence of H.I.V. infection among gay men is shooting up, following an encouraging period of decline. The rise of infections among younger gay men, especially black and Hispanic men, is troubling, and the study carries the clear implication that people at high risk of contracting the disease are becoming less cautious.
FDA to add HIV warning to contraceptive products – Yahoo! News
U.S. regulators on Tuesday finalized a rule requiring makers of certain contraceptive gels, foams, films and inserts to carry a warning that the products do not protect against sexual transmitted diseases, including AIDS.
Sex ed prompts teens to lose virginity later – MSNBC.com
Sex education in school may encourage teenagers to put off having sexual intercourse, the results of a U.S. government study suggests.
Men who smoke prone to impotence – Yahoo! News
If heart disease, stroke and certain cancers haven’t been reason enough for men to quit smoking, consider this: The habit also increases the risk of erectile dysfunction.