Tag Archives: sexual

Child sexual abuse research quality needs to be improved

Child sexual abuse is a significant worldwide problem which results in major negative individual, family and community consequences. In response, prevention programs have become commonplace in schools. Given the evident seriousness of the consequences of sexual abuse

Characteristics of adolescents requesting emergency contraception

The proportion of pregnancies that are unintended in the United States remains high, particularly among adolescents. Postcoital contraception, using either the copper intrauterine device (IUD) or emergency contraception (EC) pills, is the only option for pregnancy prevention

Sexual dimorphism in pituitary prolactin tumors

The pituitary is located in the middle of the skull base, under the brain. This gland weight less than 1 g but its five cell types control growth, lactation and hormonal production by the thyroid, adrenals and

Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder report sexual problems

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a distressing and disabling condition that can develop after experiencing a life threatening or horrifying experience such as an accident, disaster, or combat.  Recent research shows that problems with sexual functioning may

Proposed novel therapy for a sexually transmitted disease

Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) is one of the seven pathogens that cause sexually transmitted disease, also popularly known as venereal disease. The NG infections are contagious. Their prevalence is higher among women than in men, high among sexually

Bush-cricket males use genital titillators to stimulate females during mating

Mating and the transfer of the sperm from the males to the females are crucial for siring offspring. If a male is unable to attract a female for mating he cannot spread his genes to the next