Sexual HealthInfo Center
Fathers Need "The Talk" With Children
Did you feel awkward asking your parents about sex? It turns out that parents aren't so eager either – especially fathers. A new study shows that a little education and encouragement can make Dad part of the sex talk.
Treating STDs in Teens More Effectively
Are teenagers getting enough help in treating sexually transmitted diseases (STD)? A new study reveals that teenagers may not be getting adequate STD treatment. It's possible that doctors are not aware how they can help.
Little Risk for Diseases with IUDs
Choosing the right birth control method can be tricky. Women opting to use a long-term device without taking the pill were unsure of the risks involved. A new study has found that the chance of developing pelvic problems after starting to use an intrauterine device (IUD) was small.
Hook Ups Versus Dating
The transition into adulthood is a time of social and sexual experimentation. Safe practices lower risk of disease, pregnancy and emotional pain. A recent study surveyed young women about their sex habits every month for their first year of college.
Snoring May Sound Sexual Trouble
For some snorers, sleep apnea—a condition that momentarily blocks breathing—can lead to sleep deprivation and health problems, including erectile dysfunction.
Pelvic Stents May Aid Sexual Function
Stents are used to open arteries that have narrowed from heart disease. Now doctors are considering them to treat erectile dysfunction to open the artery that supplies blood to the penis.
Partner's Role in Prostate Rehab
Prostate cancer surgery patients commonly experience erectile dysfunction. While many seek therapy to regain function, they may need more partner support to stay with the program.
Outcomes of Teen Sex Unclear
Do teens' early sexual experiences determine their reproductive health and behaviors later in life? It depends slightly on how long teens wait to start having sex.
Complete ED Failure No More
Just over half of men between the ages of 40 and 70 have some degree of erectile dysfunction (ED). For those with complete ED, tadalafil may offer a lift.
Trying for a Baby Takes a Toll
A couple struggling with fertility will often go through a lot to have a baby. But fertility treatments can sometimes negatively affect the most basic part of the process — sex.