Sexual behaviours, condom use and other contraceptive methods among 15- to 24-year-olds in Canada.

DISCUSSION: A substantial proportion of youth in Canada are at high risk for sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancy, and the findings have implications for comprehensive sexual health education and related policies and programs. PMID: 32935960 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Rep Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Atinuke O. Olaleye, Ochuwa A. Babah, Chioma S. Osuagwu, Folasade T. Ogunsola, Bosede B. Afolabi
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsUnmarried men who moved to urban areas had increased sexual partnerships with stable partners and strangers. Without proper means of protection, this pattern of behavior puts these men and their sexual partners at elevated risk of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Public health programs should target unmarried male migrants for pregnancy control and STI prevention.
Source: International Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Routine screening for Chlamydia and gonococcal infection in pregnancy is not widespread, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), despite their potential adverse consequences on pregnancy outcome. We conducted a systematic literature search of three major databases to review current literature surrounding Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections in pregnancy. We discuss the epidemiology and burden of both infections, detection methods, potential adverse feto-maternal and infant outcomes and provide an overview of treatment options.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Full length article Source Type: research
The objectives of this analysis were to assess the effects of adherence and condom use during the phase 2b/3 AMPREVENCE study on urogenital re-infection with Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) or Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC).
Source: Contraception - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Objectives: Reproductive coercion (RC) is a form of sexual violence characterized by behaviors that exert control and power over individuals ’ reproductive health choices. Behaviors within the RC spectrum include contraception sabotage, abortion or pregnancy pressure, and intentional exposure to STIs. Young womxn* are at high risk of experiencing RC and often face a range of social barriers when accessing services. There is limited res earch that directly engages the perspectives of womxn in Canada who have experienced RC.
Source: Contraception - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
[The Conversation Africa] There are more than 85,000 children living with HIV in Zambia. The primary source of infection is from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is an effective strategy to eliminate these new infections. But it only works if women take their medications consistently.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Specialty team –based services for first-episode psychosis (FEP) have the potential to improve outcomes among patients with schizophrenia. In anarticle inPsychiatric Services, psychiatrists Maria Ferrara, M.D., and Vinod H. Srihari, M.D., of Yale University described several factors that may disadvantage women in terms of both access to and quality of care in FEP services.Age of onset: Although many FEP services target young adults, research suggests the onset of psychosis may occur later in women. To meet the needs of women of all ages, the authors suggested that FEP programs consider increasing the maximum age at w...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: age clinical presentation FEP first-episode psychosis mood symptoms preventive medicine Psychiatric Services sexual health women Source Type: research
Discussion Syphilis is caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. It is a very old disease that despite understanding the organism and readily available treatment, still causes disease. Syphilis is transmitted sexually. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “[i]n 2018, a total of 35,063 cases of [Primary and Secondary] syphilis were reported in the United States, yielding a rate of 10.8 cases per 100,000 population …. This rate represents a 14.9% increase compared with 2017 (9.4 cases per 100,000 population), and a 71.4% increase compared with 2014 (6.3 cases per 100,000 population).” The incre...
Source: - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Background: Syphilis is a chronic systemic infectious disease that is subject to acute outbreaks and latency periods when left untreated. It is an infectious disease produced by a bacteria, Treponema pallidum, of predominantly sexual transmission. The inclusion of syphilis in pregnancy as a sexually transmitted infection with compulsory notification is justified by its high prevalence rate and high vertical transmission rate, which ranges from 30% to 100% without adequate treatment. Congenital syphilis is a result of the hematogenous spread of Treponema pallidum, an untreated or inadequately treated pregnant woman, through...
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 0535 Source Type: research
Authors: Wachamo D, Tegene Y, Tibeso A, Washo A Abstract Background: Young people are challenged with sexual and reproductive health (SRH) problems due to limited access to services and information. It contributes a high burden of sexually transmitted disease, unsafe abortion, and premature mortality, especially in low-income countries like Ethiopia. Hence, this study aimed at assessing the SRH service utilization and associated factors among college students at West Arsi Zone in Oromia region, Ethiopia. Methods: Institutional-based cross-sectional study was conducted among 519 randomly selected college student...
Source: The Scientific World Journal - Category: Science Tags: ScientificWorldJournal Source Type: research
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