Mother-child HIV transmission falls. Thailand example

From the early to mid-1990s, an epidemic wave of HIV-infected women and infants occurred. Heterosexual HIV transmission, as described in the Asian Epidemic Model, was the major mode of spread in Thailand, causing an increasing number of HIV-infected pregnant women a consequently...

Male or Female – A cultural construct? Our medical and ethical assessment. VIDEO.

Expert professionals, in transsexuality and sexual identity, present this video for help to understand this difficult matter, but before proceeding any further, it is necessary to introduce the precise terminology, to define the meaning of sex, gender and transsexuality. SEX is...

Sexually transmitted diseases found in 25% of sexually active teenagers in the United States

Programe based on creating a website, especially targeted at sexually active teenagers Around 1 in 4 sexually active teenagers in the United States are infected with a sexually transmitted diseases, such as chlamydia or human papilloma virus; moreover, teenagers and young people...

Sexually transmitted infections increase among homosexuals in England. Alarming statistics

A report from Public Health England on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for the year 2014, published on 23 June 2015, has revealed very alarming statistics on the prevalence of these infections among homosexuals (See previous article on this topic in the North American...
Posted On 13 Nov 2016
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Does human papilloma virus vaccination encourage sexual promiscuity?

An ethical issue that often arises is to determine whether human papilloma virus, HPV vaccination could encourage sexual relations between adolescents who have been vaccinated. This was tackled in an extensive study published in JAMA (175; 617-623,2015), which concluded that...

Human sexual dimorphism. Do men and women also have different brain structures?

There are differences in the brain structure between men and women. The brains of adult males are 14% larger than female brains, with larger ventricles and a higher ratio of white grey matter; however, no differences were found in the hippocampus Some time ago, we discussed an...

Sexually transmitted infections, specialy syphilis, continue to rise

See 2016 WHO report, the spread continues The spread of sexually transmitted infections continues to rise in America. More than 17,375 cases of primary and secondary syphilis were detected in the United states in 2013. This corresponds to an incidence of 5.5 cases per 10,000...
Posted On 08 Jul 2015
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A call to action. Women sexual violence a review in 56 countries

Women sexual violence – 7.2% had suffered it! Women sexual violence is a serious problem that does not seem to be lessening. A systematic review (The Lancet 383; 1648-1654, 2014) evaluated the problem and provided extensive data on it. The review included 7231 studies, from...