Remember when Dan Rather interviewed Bill Clinton in 2004 about his life and presidency for 60 Minutes? It almost perfectly summarizes everything that’s wrong with us as a species. “The central question, if I may, and I know this is difficult,” probed Rather, breaching the issue of Monica Lewinsky. “The central question is: why?”
A contraceptive for men is soon going to start trials at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, just in time for the celebration of 50th anniversary of the female contraceptive pill! Dr. Swerdloff, the director of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical CenterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Male Contraceptive Clinical Trials Center, said the development of a male contraceptive…continue reading.
The Pill turned fifty years old this year and Time magazine has an incredible piece detailing our tumultuous, misunderstood relationship with it. If you read anything today, let this be it: It was the first medicine ever designed to be taken regularly by people who were not sick. Its main inventor was a conservative Catholic…continue reading.
While we have done our best to kill the idea that HIV and AIDS are the “gay disease,” for a long time, efforts to educate the population about transmission risk have focused on gay men only, The result of both the stigma and the focus on gay men is a startling 77 percent of women who don’t bother with condoms during anal sex (the figure for men is 39 percent) and 65 percent of women who never test for HIV (the figure for men is 37 percent).
When it comes to sex ed, some Wisconsin teachers are officially screwed. The state requires them to teach about contraception, but Juneau County District Attorney Scott Southworth has proclaimed that if any of them do, he’ll press charges. Leslie Madsen-Brooks covers the issue at BlogHer: “Southworth believes classroom discussion of how to properly use contraceptives…continue reading.
Looks like some nasty habits aren’t so nasty after all. Commenting in a recent article in O Magazine, Bryan Gibson, professor of social psychology at Central Michigan University, says: “In certain situations, what is typically a detrimental trait can turn out to be a good one.” And just what is he talking about? Being negative,…continue reading.
Sweden’s Medical Products Agency (LÃƒÂ¤kemedelsverket) has banned three brands of silicone breast implants due to their risk of bursting. Gnarly. They estimated that some 35,000 European women have had their breasts augmented with dangerous Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) since 2001. Sweden is following France’s example, who has done the same and is now offering the…continue reading.
First, it was divorce. Now, researchers at National Health Service in Britain have decided that Facebook is behind the fourfold increase in cases of syphilis in Teesside, Durham and Sunderland. Director of Public Health Peter Kelly told the Telegraph that social networks are Ã¢â‚¬Å“making it easier for people to meet up for casual sex.Ã¢â‚¬Â Hence…continue reading.