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HIV, UCLA, UCLA health, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Transgender, transgender youth, CDC, World Health Organization

Preventing HIV Among Youth, Transgender People

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According to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22 percent of new HIV diagnoses in the United States in 2014 occurred among young people ages 13 to 24, 80 percent of whom were gay and bisexual males.

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Video Games, Sexism, Attitudes and Behavior

Researchers Find Video Games Influence Sexist Attitudes

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The images and roles of female characters in video games send a powerful message that can influence the underlying attitudes of gamers. Iowa State and French researchers found a link between video game exposure and sexism in a new study of more than 13,000 adolescents.

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Evolution, Genetics, Sex, Sexual Reproduction, Reproduction, Computer Simulation, Modelling, Biology, Pathogens, Natural Selection, Mutations

Evolving ‘Lovesick’ Organisms Found Survival in Sex

Being ‘lovesick’ takes on a whole new meaning in a new theory which answers the unsolved fundamental question: why do we have sex?

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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Nursing Science, Penn Nursing, Bridgette Brawner, HIV and AIDS, Sexual Health, Sexual Risk, At Risk Youth, mental illnesses, Sti Prevention

Penn Nursing Study: Emotion Regulation an Important Link to HIV/STI Prevention in Black Adolescents with Mental Illnesses

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Could unique psychological factors that hamper emotional regulation help explain differences in HIV/STI risk-related sexual behaviors among heterosexually active black youth with mental illnesses?

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Loss of Spouse or Partner to Suicide Linked to Physical, Mental Disorders

People who lose a partner to suicide are at increased risk for a number of mental and physical disorders, including cancer, depression, herniated discs and mood disorders than those in the general population, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

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Minimum Wage, Teen Pregnancy

Increasing Minimum Wage Would Reduce Teen Pregnancies

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A $1 increase in the minimum wage would likely reduce the U.S. adolescent birth rate by about 2 percent, according to new Indiana University research. That would mean about 5,000 fewer births annually.

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Bystander Intervention, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Stalking, Sexual Harrassment, High School, green dot, University Of Kentucky, Randomized controlled trial, Public Health, Victimization, Sexual Violence, Sexual Victimization, CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers Observe Reduction in Sexual Violence Among High School Students After Implementing Bystander Intervention Program

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Led by researchers at the University of Kentucky, the study is the largest and longest randomized controlled trial of bystander intervention programs focusing on sexual violence prevention in high schools. Published this week in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the study reveals the implementation of "Green Dot" in Kentucky high schools decreased not only sexual violence perpetration, but related forms of violence including sexual harassment, stalking and dating violence.

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Americans Are Having Less Sex Than Ever Before

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Across the board, Americans are less sexually active than ever with the sharpest decline among people in their 50s, people with a college degree, people with school-aged children, people in the South, and those who do not watch pornography.

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Keep Your Wedding Sneeze and Wheeze-Free with These 10 Tips

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The last thing you want is a series of "achoos" to interrupt your "I do's," or worse, send someone to the hospital. With these 10 tips from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, you can limit allergy concerns on your wedding day.

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female genital mutilation, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, clitoris, Sexual Health, Human Rights

Penn Physician Pioneers New Reconstructive Surgery for Female Genital Mutilation

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There is new hope for the hundreds of millions of women worldwide who have been subjected to genital mutilation. A surgeon in Penn Medicine’s Center for Human Appearance has developed a reconstructive procedure that can increase sexual function and, patients’ early experiences suggest, help heal the emotional and psychological wounds associated with the mutilation.







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