Saying ‘Yes’ To Sex Should Also Mean ‘Yes’ To STD Testing

When it comes to talking about sex, sexuality and sexual health, we’ve come a long way – in some respects. Today, the reality of sexual assault on college campuses, abortion rights, gender and sexual identity and access to contraception are part of an important national dialogue, one that is both political and personal. At the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), our definition of sexual health is, by necessity, broad. Among other things, sexual health encompasses access to sexual health information, education and medical care; being informed and empowered regarding pregnancy and family planning; preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and accessing appropriate care and treatment; and being able to communicate about sexual health with not only sexual partners but healthcare providers, too. That last part – the communication piece – is one of the most important, but it’s easily neglected and taken for granted. That has real implications: There’s a continuing and troubling increase in the spread of STDs, especially among younger people. In fact, this year alone there will be 20 million new cases of STDs, about half of which will occur in sexually active people ages 15-24. Yet fewer than 12 percent of young people said they were tested in the past year. This low testing rate is particularly startling at a time when 58 percent of high school seniors have had sexual intercourse. Let’s talk about STDs One in two sexually ac...
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Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: The Journal of Molecular DiagnosticsAuthor(s): Emily B. Hollister, Numan Oezguen, Bruno P. Chumpitazi, Ruth Ann Luna, Erica M. Weidler, Michelle Rubio-Gonzales, Mahmoud Dahdouli, Julia L. Cope, Toni-Ann Mistretta, Sabeen Raza, Ginger A. Metcalf, Donna M. Muzny, Richard A. Gibbs, Joseph F. Petrosino, Margaret Heitkemper, Tor C. Savidge, Robert J. Shulman, James VersalovicAccurate diagnosis and stratification of children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) remain challenging. Given the central role of recurrent abdominal pain in IBS, we evaluated the relationships of pe...
Source: The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
ConclusionMetallosis-associated osteolysis should be suspected in cases with radiologically evident polyethylene wear after knee replacement. Recognizing that revision arthroplasty is very technically demanding in such cases, surgeons should have a back-up with modular revision components and a ready access to reconstructive options at this revision setting.
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusions: FMF rarely involves the posterior pole. Visual loss in FMF results from either posterior scleritis or posterior uveitis. A high degree of suspicion of posterior scleritis is warranted in female patients with known FMF presenting with cloudy serous macular detachment.Case Rep Ophthalmol 2019;10:134 –139
Source: Case Reports in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Conclusion The implementation of a controlled and supervised exercise program in pregnancy was associated with significantly lower odds of induced deliveries.Resumo Objetivo Avaliar o efeito de um programa de exerc ícios na gravidez (baseado nas recomendações do American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) na via, duração e início do trabalho de parto. Métodos Estudo realizado no Hospital Senhora da Oliveira entre outubro de 2015 e fevereiro de 2017. Trata-se de um estudo quasi-experimental co m 255 grávidas, divididas em dois grupos: grupo de intervenç...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract Objective To promote informed choice for women and to compare home andhospital births in relation to the Apgar score. Methods Mother ’ s profile and Apgar score of naturally born infants (without forceps assistance) in Brazil between 2011 and 2015, in both settings-hospital or home-were collected from live birth records provided by the Informatics Department of the Unified Health System (DATASUS, in the Portuguese acronym). For the analysis, were included only data fromlow-riskdeliveries, including gestational time between 37 and 41weeks, singleton pregnancy, at least four visits of prenatal care, infants we...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion Pethidine in low doses and dipyrone presented equivalent analgesia during labor. Public Registry of Clinical TrialsRBR-4hsyy4.Resumo Objetivo Comparar doses baixas de petidina com dipirona na analgesia de parto. M étodos Em um estudo prospectivo randomizado realizado pela Universidade de Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil, entre maio e dezembro de 2016, 200 parturientes a termo, com contrações uterinas muito dolorosas e apresentando dilatação do colo uterino ≥ 5 cm, foram selecionadas para receber dose única intravenosa de 0,25 mg/kg de petidina (n = 100) ou 25 mg/kg de ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract Objective: The present study assessed epidemiological and obstetrical data from pregnant women with syphilis at the Hospital de Cl ínicas of the Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM, in the Portuguese acronym), describing this disease during pregnancy and its vertical transmission for future healthcare actions. Methods: Records from pregnant women who had been admitted to the Obstetrics Department of the Hospital de Clínicas of the UFTM and were diagnosed with syphilis between 2007 and 2016 were reviewed. A standardized form was used to collect epidemiological, obstetric data and out...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion The use of specific mobile applications should be en couraged to attain a better quality and accuracy in prescriptions and to include strategies that not only reduce the risk of negative outcomes, but also improve the quality of care and treatment for maintaining the health both of the mother and of the baby.Resumo Objetivo Analisar a prescri ção de antimicrobianos para gestantes admitidas no serviço de obstetrícia que apresentaram pielonefrite aguda. Métodos Foram realizados três estudos transversais comparando a prescrição de antimicrobianos para pielonefr...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion The use of specific mobile applications should be en couraged to attain a better quality and accuracy in prescriptions and to include strategies that not only reduce the risk of negative outcomes, but also improve the quality of care and treatment for maintaining the health both of the mother and of the baby.Resumo Objetivo Analisar a prescri ção de antimicrobianos para gestantes admitidas no serviço de obstetrícia que apresentaram pielonefrite aguda. Métodos Foram realizados três estudos transversais comparando a prescrição de antimicrobianos para pielonefr...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
The objective of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of insulin analogs compared withhuman insulin in the treatment of pregnant women with diabetes througha systematic review withmeta-analysis. The search comprised the period since the inception of each database until July 2017, and the following databases were used:MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, ISIWeb of Science, LILACS, Scopus, SIGLE andGoogle Scholar.We have selected 29 original articles: 11 were randomized clinical trials and 18 were observational studies.We have explored data from 6,382 participants. All of the articles were classified as having an interme...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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