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Adolescents, Behavior, Consequences, Drinking, Drugs, Finances, Gist Scale, gratification, Human Development, Social Sciences, Social Values, Temptation, unprotected sex, Values

Questionnaire Predicts Likelihood of Unprotected Sex, Binge Drinking

Researchers in the social sciences have been searching for a holy grail: an accurate way to predict who is likely to engage in problematic behavior, like using drugs.

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Orgasm, Vagina, clitoris, Sensation, Sexual Behavior

Women Have a Remarkable Variety of Orgasmic Experiences

A new review by Concordia researchers published in Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology details the vast potential women have to experience orgasms from one or more sources of sensory input.

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zika, Fertility, Testosterone

Zika Infection Causes Reduced Fertility, Low Testosterone in Male Mice

A new study shows that Zika targets the male reproductive system, at least in mice. Three weeks after Zika infection, male mice had shrunken testicles, low levels of sex hormones and reduced fertility. The results suggest that Zika infection may interfere with men’s ability to have children.

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Brian dodge, Indiana University, Center For Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University Bloomington

IU Study Finds Slight Shift in Attitudes Toward Bisexuals, From Negative to Neutral

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While positive attitudes toward gay men and lesbians have increased over recent decades, a new study led by researchers at IU’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion shows attitudes toward bisexual men and women are relatively neutral, if not ambivalent.

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Out-of-wedlock childbirth, celebrity news, Popular Culture, family dynamics, celebrity pregnancies, Angelina Effect, Single Parents, People magazine, Same Sex Relationships

Study: Pop-Culture News Helped Destigmatize Out-of-Wedlock Childbirth

Celebrity news reports over the past four decades appear to have contributed to the changing makeup of the traditional American family by helping to destigmatize out-of-wedlock childbirths in the United States, according to a study by a University at Buffalo sociologist.

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Endocrine Society, Contraception, male birth control, Men's Health, Contraceptive, Pregnancy, World Health Organization, Side Effects, Depression, Mental Health

Male Birth Control Shots Prevent Pregnancy

Men can take birth control shots to prevent pregnancy in their female partners, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Loving v. Virginia, movie premiere, Movies, Loving movie, Interracial Marriage, Segregation, Civil Rights, Supreme Court

Upcoming Movie ‘Loving’ Focuses on Fight for Interracial Marriage and ‘Absolute Commitment,’ Says Virginia Tech Expert

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DHA, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Australia, USA, Preterm Births, Early preterm birth, prenatal nutrition

Nutritional Supplement Could Prevent Thousands of Early Preterm Births

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Sophisticated analyses of two clinical trials suggest that thousands of early preterm births could be prevented if pregnant women took daily docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Disease, sexually transmitted infection , Sexually Transmitted Infections, Chlamydia, Chlamydia Trachomatis, Syphilis, Gonorrhea

Chlamydia Expert Available to Discuss Rise in Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates

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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Nursing Science, Penn Nursing, Jose Bauermeister, HIV, web applications, Homosexuality, AIDS, Minority, health disparaties, Program in Sexuality, Technology and Action Research, Rob Stephenson, National Instituate of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Developmen

Web App Prompts Sexual Health Testing for Young Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding a project to investigate a personalized web app that is designed to encourage young men at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), to get routine testing. The funding for “Get Connected” is supported by the new NIH Adolescent Trials Network. As part of the UNC/Emory Center for Innovative Technology.

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Sexual Health, sexual pain, Gynecologic Cancer, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Uc Davis

Sexual Pain in Women After Cancer Is Common, and Too Often Ignored

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Painful sex in women after cancer treatment is relatively common, often treatable and needs to be addressed by medical providers, a UC Davis oncologist and researcher suggests.

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Addiction, Sexual Assault, NMUPD, Drug Use, College Students, regretted sex, Rx drugs, Addictive Behaviors

Abuse of Some Prescription Drugs Can Be Risk for College Sexual Assaults, Regretted Sex

Research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has found the abuse of prescription drugs by college students can play a role in negative sexual events such as sexual assault and regretted sex.

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Ancient Hominid 'Hanky Panky' Also Influenced Spread of STIs

With recent studies proving that almost everyone has a little bit of Neanderthal DNA in them----up to 5 percent of the human genome--- it's become clear our ancestors not only had some serious hominid 'hanky panky' going on, but with it, a potential downside: the spread of sexually transmitted infections, or STIs.

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Reproductive Biology, Sry Protein, Xy Sex Reversal, Ubiquitin, DNA, Proteasome, Biochemistry

Human Sex Reversal as a Protein Numbers Game

A group of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have completed a comprehensive molecular analysis of a toddler who developed as a female despite having a male genetic background, termed XY sex reversal. The study identifies for the first time how the machinery for destruction of proteins can render a person poised at the borderline between male and female patterns of development.

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Will Millennials Ever Get Married?

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Statistics show Millennials are getting married later in life and are on pace to stay unmarried at rates higher than previous generations.

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Sexual Health, Sexual Behavior, Sexual Transmitted Infections, Relationship Attitudes , Minority Health, Public Health, skin tone

Study Finds Link Between Marriage Attitudes and Risky Sexual Behaviors Across Ethnic Groups

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New research from the University of Missouri, has found that attitudes and desires about marriage can place young people on trajectories toward or away from healthy sexual behaviors. This is the first study to investigate links between marriage attitudes and sexual behavior across racial and ethnic minority groups as well as the role skin tone plays in shaping marriage attitudes.

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Gerontology, Aging, Body Weight, Stress

Older Adults Gain Weight When Spouse Is Stressed Out

Stress isn't good for your waist line. For older married couples, the added pounds may be caused by a spouse's long-term stress levels.

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cyber abuse, cyber dating abuse, Dating Violence, dating abuse, Adolescent, UTHealth , uthealth school of public health

UTHealth Study Finds That 15 Percent of Sixth-Grade Students Commit Cyber Abuse

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Fifteen percent of sixth-grade students reported they had perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology, according to a new study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

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Reproduction, Intimate Partner Violence, Abuse & Trauma, Pregnancy

Study Gives Doctors Guidance on ‘Reproductive Coercion’

New research finds that men purposely are breaking their own condoms and pressuring female partners in their teens and 20s to go without birth control in order to get them pregnant. The study, led by a Michigan State University scholar, provides doctors and nurse practitioners a streamlined set of questions to discuss with their female patients about this troubling issue, known as “reproductive coercion.”

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Relationship, Partnership, self-aware, love, Mindfulness

Alexandra Solomon, PhD, to Host Loving Bravely: A Relationship Readiness Course to Teach Emotional Preparedness for Romantic Partnerships

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The Family Institute is pleased to introduce Loving Bravely: A Relationship Readiness Course, facilitated by Dr. Alexandra Solomon.







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