Condom mechanics of graphene
Wonder material graphene faces its stiffest challenge yet – providing thinner, stronger, safer and more desirable condoms.
Kinsey Reporter: Free app allows public to anonymously report, share information on sexual behavior
Indiana University has released Kinsey Reporter, a global mobile survey platform for collecting and reporting anonymous data about sexual and other intimate behaviors. The pilot project allows citizen observers ...
Young people happy with their sexual experiences but many take risks
Youngsters are, on average, 16 years old and sober when they make their sexual debut with somebody they have known for a while. However, condoms feature in just half of sexual encounters with new or casual partners, reveals ...
AIDS prevention pill study halted; no benefit seen
Researchers are stopping a study that tests a daily pill to prevent infection with the AIDS virus in thousands of African women because partial results show no signs that the drug is doing any good.
British scouts vow to 'be prepared' with sex ed classes
British scouts are giving their age-old motto "be prepared" a new twist with the launch Tuesday of sex education classes in a bid to tackle the country's high rates of sexually transmitted diseases.
Re-formulation of microbicidal lubricants will help protect from HIV
Microbicides can be used to protect against HIV, and other sexually transmitted diseases, either on their own or with the added protection of a condom. New research published by BioMed Central's open access journal AIDS Re ...
WHO official welcomes Pope's statement on condoms
(AP) -- The World Health Organization on Thursday welcomed a statement by Pope Benedict XVI that condoms can help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.
3 big developments make AIDS outlook more hopeful
(AP) -- In the nearly 30 years the AIDS epidemic has raged, there has never been a more hopeful day than this. Three striking developments took place Tuesday: U.N. officials said new HIV cases are dropping ...
Vatican: Everyone can use condoms to prevent HIV
(AP) -- Using a condom is a lesser evil than transmitting HIV to a sexual partner - even if that means a woman averts a possible pregnancy, the Vatican said Tuesday, signaling a seismic shift in papal teaching ...
Analysis: Pope's comments add to debate on condoms
(AP) -- With his striking comment on condoms and AIDS, Pope Benedict XVI has started a new chapter in the complex church debate about morality and preventing the spread of HIV.
Depression linked to HIV risk among South African young people, study shows
University of Alberta research has discovered a strong link between depression and risky sexual behaviours such as improper condom use, transactional sex and relationship violence among young people in South Africa.
Promising HIV prevention microbicide tenofovir gel being tested for safety of rectal use
Tenofovir gel, a vaginal microbicide that has shown promise for preventing HIV through vaginal sex, is being tested in a new trial looking at its safety and acceptability when used rectally. The results of the study, being ...
New survey on sex in US, biggest since 1994
(AP) -- The male-female orgasm gap. The sex lives of 14-year-olds. An intriguing breakdown of condom usage rates, by age and ethnicity, with teens emerging as more safe-sex-conscious than boomers.
Even on decline, US teen births still highest in developed world
Teen birth rates in the United States are still 33 percent higher than in New Zealand, the developed country with the next highest incidence — even though U.S. rates have fallen from a high of 62 per 1,000 teens in the ...