sexual health

Girls May Marry Younger If They Menstruate Early
Girls May Marry Younger If They Menstruate Early (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The timing of a girl’s first menstruation may affect her first sexual encounter, first pregnancy, and her vulnerability to some sexually transmitted infections, according to a meta-analysis by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. These patterns of ... Read More »

Strong Case for Over-The-Counter Oral Contraceptives for Adults and Teens
Strong Case for Over-The-Counter Oral Contraceptives for Adults and Teens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

After reviewing decades of published studies, a team of paediatric, adolescent and women’s health experts concludes that regulatory, behavioural and scientific evidence supports switching oral contraceptives from prescription-only status to over-the-counter (OTC) availability. Moreover, the experts say, the evidence also ... Read More »

What youth want from GPs
What youth want from GPs (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research led by medical students from the University of Tasmania’s Rural Clinical School has revealed what young people really want when visiting their general practitioner. The medical students surveyed 155 teenagers aged 16-18 from a rural Tasmanian high school, ... Read More »

One in five teens do not have a chlamydia test when requested by GP
One in five teens do not have a chlamydia test when requested by GP (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research has found teenagers are ignoring requests by their GP to get tested for chlamydia, highlighting the need for clinics to establish systems to improve screening rates. One in five young people are not submitting a specimen for chlamydia ... Read More »

Teen Sex Talks with Parents Associated with Safer Sex
Teen Sex Talks with Parents Associated with Safer Sex (1 votes, average: 1.00 out of 5)

Talking about sex with parents, especially mothers, had an effect on safer sex behavior among adolescents, especially girls, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. Risky sexual behavior among adolescents is a serious public health problem because of ... Read More »

Sexual activity causes immune system changes that increase chances of conception
Sexual activity causes immune system changes that increase chances of conception (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research from Indiana University has found that sexual activity triggers physiological changes in the body that increase a woman’s chances of getting pregnant, even outside the window of ovulation. The results could eventually influence recommendations regarding how often to engage ... Read More »

Mobile technology to promote adolescent sexual health
Mobile technology to promote adolescent sexual health (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A project that explores how mobile technology can help to promote adolescent sexual and reproductive health has led to collaboration between academics from UTS and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Professor Regina Lee from PolyU was in Sydney recently to ... Read More »

Gender identity and mental health
Gender identity and mental health (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An Australian-first La Trobe University study of gender diverse and transgender young people has revealed high rates of depression, suicidal thoughts and anxiety. The beyondblue-funded report – From Blues to Rainbows – found that half were diagnosed with depression and two ... Read More »

HPV vaccine could help ‘close the gap’
HPV vaccine could help ‘close the gap’ (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In the most comprehensive assessment of its type, UNSW-led research has found that in just four years, the HPV vaccine has resulted in a dramatic drop in genital warts in young Australians from a range of backgrounds, a result that ... Read More »

 
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