| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:10 PM
A trade association for the adult film industry has called for a three-day, industrywide production hold following a report of a possible HIV exposure on an out-of-state film set.
Canoga Park's Free Speech Coalition called for the halt on Wednesday...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:54 PM
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for 17,000 cancers in women and 9,000 cancers in men every year. In the United States alone, over 4,000 women will die of the disease.
It's important to highlight that almost all of these dangerous, and...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:53 AM
The numbers of newly reported gonorrhea and syphilis cases jumped again in California in 2013, although the chlamydia rate edged down for the first time in almost two decades, the state Department of Public Health said this week.
Last year, rates of...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Q: Everyone in our family knows my aunt and uncle had a very stormy relationship. But when my uncle suddenly died a few weeks ago, my aunt spent lavishly on the funeral — expensive casket, beautiful flowers, etc. Why did she do this? Was she...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: I'm afraid I've caught an STD (sexually transmitted disease) and I'm scared. What should I do? If I pray hard enough, will it go away? No one told me this might happen. -- C.K.
A: My heart goes out to you because you've apparently been deceived into...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Adult film production in the Los Angeles area has halted under a voluntary moratorium after a performer tested positive for HIV, marking the third such shutdown since 2013.
Diane Duke, chief executive of the Free Speech Coalition, a trade association...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:25 AM
The University of Maryland schools of dentistry and medicine have won a five-year $10.7 million federal grant to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases.
The schools had just finished a $12 million five-year grant...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 2:48 PM
When eight high school students are commissioned to make a graphic novel about sexual health, don't be surprised if the result includes pet dragons, a troll with genital warts and a guy named Funk Master Flexin'.
These comedic touches appear in a booklet...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:06 AM
The Sarasota Police Department is taking a unique approach to cutting down on solicitation of prostitution in their city.
Beginning March 4, the department started sending out "prostitution advisory letters" to registered vehicle owners whose business...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Around 35% of women experience violence at the hands of their partners or other sexual violence, the World Health Organization reported Thursday, in the first systematic study to examine global data on violence against women.
Working with colleagues...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:30 PM
An adult film industry trade group announced that shooting can begin again Friday after a two-week moratorium prompted by HIV cases in the industry.
The industry also said it would revise its sexually transmitted disease testing protocols to require...