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Teens Look to Parents More than Friends for Sexual Role Models

The results of a national online study show that 45% consider their parents to be their sexuality role model. Shattering stereotypes that parents and society hold about teen sexuality, the survey also revealed that only 32% looked to their friends and just 15% took inspiration from celebrities.

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Divorce, Marriage, Dissolution, Sexual Behavior, Premarital Sex, Adolescence

Study Examines Link Between Teen Sex and Divorce Rate

A University of Iowa study found that women who make their sexual debut as young teens are more likely to divorce, especially if "the first time" was unwanted, or if she had mixed feelings about it.

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Sexual Addiction, Sexual Health, Addiction

GW’s Dr. Charles Samenow Available to Comment on Sex Addiction Topics

Dr. Charles Samenow, assistant professor in the GW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, member of the Board of Directors for the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, and editor of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, is available to comment on issues including professional health and wellness, addictions, and sexual health. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general adult psychiatry and sees patients ages 16 and up for mood, anxiety, psychotic, and addictive disorders.

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Viewers Look to TV Characters to Advise How to Talk About Sexual Health

“What would Samantha and Miranda do?” That’s what viewers of the past HBO series Sex and the City may ask themselves when faced with the prospect of uncomfortable discussions about sexual health with partners and doctors.

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Sexuality, Nursing, Cancer

Majority of Nurses Uncomfortable Talking About Sexuality with Cancer Patients

Nurses and other health care providers are unprepared and uncomfortable when initiating discussions about sexuality with their patients, according to an abstract presented at the 36th Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society by nurses from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Women's Issues, Women directors, Entertainment, entertainment industry, teens and sexuality, teenage boys, teenage girls

Study Reveals New Data on Sexiness on Screen

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In a review of the 100 top-grossing films of 2008, communication professor Dr. Stacy L. Smith and Marc Choueti found that Hollywood’s portrayal of females, especially teenage girls, continues to come up short.

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Sex Education, Condom Use, Women's Health, STI, HPV, health risk behaviors, sytematic review, Evidence Review

Safer-Sex Ed for Women Increases Condom Use, Might Reduce Partners

Teaching young women how to prevent sexually transmitted infections increases condom use and might reduce their number of sexual partners.

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Occasional Physical, Sexual Activity Associated with Short-Term Increased Risk of Heart Attack

An analysis of previous studies that examined whether episodic physical activity and sexual activity can act as a trigger for cardiac events found an association between these activities and a short-term increased risk of heart attack and sudden cardiac death, although the absolute risk was small and lessened among persons with high levels of regular physical activity, according to an article in the March 23/30 issue of JAMA.

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Can You Predict Your Mate Will Cheat by Their Voice?

When choosing a partner, women believe the lower the man’s voice, the more likely he’s going to cheat. Conversely, men think a woman with a higher voice is more likely to be unfaithful, researchers have found.

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Facebook Linked To One In Five Divorces in the United States

Loyola psychologist says some simple steps can prevent online relationships from blossoming from friendly talk into full-fledged affairs.







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