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Mayo Clinic measures psychological and social impacts of contralateral prophylactic mastectomies
...hange or favorable effects in sense of femininity, sexual
relationships, stress in life, emotional stability...nse of femininity (26 percent), negative impact on sexual
relationships (23 percent), added stress (17 percent), decrease in self-esteem (17 percent) or decre...
Women, kids and Australia's mental health crisis
...ent in women include poverty, violence, self harm, sexual
abuse, family responsibilities and the role of the...w services available to adolescents who experience sexual
abuse. The likelihood of those adolescents committing suicide is 27 times higher than those who have...
PLoS Medicine publishes first trial of effect of male circumcision on HIV infection
...he circumcised men were instructed to abstain from sexual
activity for 6 weeks after the operation. The plan was to follow the participants over 21 months, testing them for HIV at months 3, 12 and 21, to see whether there was a difference in the rate of new infections between the two groups. After 18 mont...
Couples share sexual problems and solutions
...es, vacations and bedrooms. Do couples also share sexual
problems and solutions? In the November issue of ...ction treatment in men also significantly improved sexual
function and sexual
satisfaction in untreated women partners. The research concluded that women par...
Growth hormone illegal for off-label anti-aging use, study warns
...trength, weight loss, better eyesight and enhanced sexual
function. "Prescribing and administering HGH has become a routine intervention in an industry that is variably called anti-aging, regenerative, longevity or age management medicine," said Perls. "Hundreds of thousands of patients who have received H...
Cancer survivors require distinct care
...s, survivors also may face psychological distress, sexual
dysfunction, infertility, impaired organ function, cosmetic changes, and limitations in mobility, communication, and cognition. Some of this is due to the fact that most cancer treatments -- including surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and radi...
Joint statement on Savvy Phase 3 trial in Ghana to test the effectiveness of Savvy Gel in preventing HIV
...sk of HIV and was given condoms for use during all sexual
acts. Eighteen months into the study, the observed HIV incidence in the cohort was about one-third the rate expected prior to the study. "The reason we decided to stop the trial was that the group of women who volunteered to participate had such a l...
MUHC investigators search for the root of sexual pain in women
...ing research on pain suffered by some women during sexual
intercourse. The new funding will allow the team, ... two main areas of study: dyspareunia (pain during sexual
intercourse) and vaginismus (vaginal spasm preventing intercourse). These conditions, which were pre...
Sexually satisfied but feeling frumpy: It's body image, not 'the change'
...n has a more important influence than menopause on sexual
functioning and satisfaction. Dr. Patricia Barth...s and other medications to midlife women to insure sexual
functioning and satisfaction. Our results suggest that 'treatment,' via medication, of menopausal e...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Nov. 15, 2005, issue
...er says that while ongoing efforts seek to promote sexual
abstinence, reduce risk-taking behaviors, and develop a vaccine and/or other preventive drug, "condoms remain the best proven currently available means to reduce the risk for STDs [sexually transmitted diseases] in at-risk persons." (Editorial, p. 75...
Research reveals likely connection between early-life stress and teenage mental health problems
...fected by such stress exposure. Girls experiencing sexual
abuse early in life have been reported to go throu...t may be more specific to girls experiencing early sexual
Viagra improves urinary tract symptoms in men with erectile dysfunction
...edtime or 30 minutes to an hour before anticipated sexual
activity) experienced a significant improvement in erectile function, self-esteem and quality of life, with a concomitant decrease in both the irritative and obstructive symptoms of BPH. More than half of men over 40 years have difficulties getting ...
Fast-tracked sexual health screening offered with morning-after pill
...o a genito-urinary clinic of their choice for full sexual
health screening and treatment. The whole process ...mas, who is running the study has worked in a busy sexual
health clinic in Manchester, agreed: "This is also a great help for women who may be concerned about...
Rate of paid-for sex with women has doubled in 10 years
... 2000 (Natsal). Respondents were asked about their sexual
lifestyles and attitudes to sex. And men were aske...ore likely to live in London, and to have had more sexual
partners. Over a third of them had had 10 or more sexual
partners during the previous five years. An...
No separate changing rooms for boys and girls in one in five primary schools
...hildhood. And because of the increasingly earlier sexual
maturity of children, the authors question whether this is appropriate, especially as the schools in question had received a large number of requests from the children themselves for separate facilities, say the authors. The survey of 116 primary sc...
Jewelry-making program empowers participants, reduces HIV risk
...lic Health have found a new way to address HIV and sexual
risk taking among drug-using women involved in prostitution. The Jewelry Education for Women Empowering their Lives (JEWEL) program introduced 55 drug-using women to HIV risk prevention and the making, marketing and selling of beaded jewelry. After p...
Chemical used in food containers disrupts brain development
...g brain in regions not thought to be involved with sexual
differences or reproductive functions," Dr. Belche...l estrogen, the primary hormone involved in female sexual
development, BPA has already been shown to increase breast cancer cell growth, and in the January 20...
Comforting behavior mistaken for movement disorder
...ly abused, Mink said. "It also doesn't portend any sexual
deviancy later in life," Mink said. "It's such a common and normal behavior that it's nothing to worry about. It's not appropriate to punish children for it. They associate it with comfort, like thumb-sucking." Some parents, after hearing that their ...
Relationship between incarceration and race disparities in US HIV rates explored
...while they are incarcerated, including unprotected sexual
contact, drug use and tattooing," said Blankenship. "Beyond that, I am particularly interested in how the disruption of social and drug use networks, when a person enters and leaves prison, affects the individual, their partners, family members and t...
UNICEF report shows disabled children at serious risk
...me act of violence, and the most underreported was sexual
abuse. While children with all types of disability are at significantly increased risk, the study reports that children with intellectual impairments are at the greatest risk over the course of a lifetime. "Violence against children as a global prob...
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