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Sparse coverage hinders infertility treatment access

A newly published review article finds that use of infertility treatments in the United States, ranging from medicines to in vitro fertilization, ...

RCGP supports Day of Zero Tolerance on Female Genital Mutilation

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Female Genital Mutilation is a horrific crime with serious, long-term health ...

Better Access to Contraceptives Means More Sex for Married Couples

Sexual intercourse often left out of family planning conversation, researchers say ... Full story

Community-Level Violence Linked to Teens’ Risky Sexual Behavior

Findings from Baltimore-based study could lead to interventions to improve sexual health ... Full story

UBC study: Gay couples face pressure to marry, conform to relationship status quo

Same-sex marriage is not just a right—it’s also a new expectation. Unmarried same-sex couples in Canada are feeling pressure to tie the knot, according to a recent study published in the Canadian Review of Sociology that examined their experiences. ... Full story

Sex life of sleeping sickness parasite could lead to its own extinction

A parasite which kills thousands of people each year in sub-Saharan Africa arose comparatively recently, and its unusual sex life may lead to its own extinction, scientists have found.SleepingSickness ... Full story

Most Top-Selling, Over-the-Counter Sexual Treatments Unproven, Some Could be Harmful, Review Shows

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – From horny goat weed to ginseng and maca, over-the-counter dietary supplements sold to improve male sexual health contain a wide variety of “natural” ingredients. Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center reviewed the scientific evidence for the most common ingredients to determine if they are effective – and most importantly – safe. The results are published online ahead of print in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. ... Full story

Better sex-ed needed in society

"Pick-up artists" from the American company Real Social Dynamics (RSD) have been back in Australia to run a series of seminars for men on how to seduce women. ... Full story

Male bees protect female bees from sexually transmitted diseases

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) have discovered that the seminal fluid of male bees kills the widespread sexually transmitted fungus Nosema apis, offering queen bees protection from the parasite which can be passed on during bee sex. ... Full story

It's time to talk about sex

Festival tackles sex, sexuality and gender ... Full story

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