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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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  • In Theory: On religion and the risk of divorce

    Sociologists at the University of Texas and the University of Iowa write in the American Journal of Sociology that "Conservative religious beliefs and the social institutions they create .... increase divorce risk in the contemporary United States."...
  • Animosity between head of AIDS group, L.A. County supervisor emerges

    Animosity between head of AIDS group, L.A. County supervisor emerges
    Long-simmering animosity between two Los Angeles political figures reached new heights this week when their bad blood surfaced in a footnote attached to a federal judge's ruling. The footnote revealed a series of vitriolic remarks made by AIDS...
  • Annual Pap tests? For some in U.S., old habits die hard

    Annual Pap tests? For some in U.S., old habits die hard
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - An increasing number of younger women in the United States are delaying their first Pap test for cervical cancer until after they reach 21, reflecting new U.S. guidelines, health officials said on Thursday. But 60 percent of U.S....
  • Campaign of misinformation against Planned Parenthood

    Campaign of misinformation against Planned Parenthood
    In the ongoing rancor surrounding federal funding of Planned Parenthood, misinformation has a starring role. There have been, of course, predictable gusts of hot air from pundits like Bill O'Reilly, who asserted last month that "nobody's life is...
  • Seniors' sex lives are up — and so are STD rates

    Seniors' sex lives are up — and so are STD rates
    Across the nation, and especially in the Sunshine State, the free-love generation is continuing to enjoy an active — if not always healthy — sex life. At a stage in life when many would expect sexually transmitted diseases to be waning,...
  • Bill calls for stronger parental consent

    Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) has introduced a bill that he says would strengthen laws that require parents' written consent before a school can let students out early for confidential medical procedures or to teach them about sex, gender and...
  • GOP presidential field outdoes itself again and again

    GOP presidential field outdoes itself again and again
    Well, it's about time. At last we have a candidate with the guts to close down our embassy in Iran were she elected president. Thank you, Michele Bachmann. Oh — and thank you Jimmy Carter as well, since he closed down the embassy there in 1980 in...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Free cookbook The Learn to Live program of the Department of Health has a new healthful eating kit that features a free cookbook and tips that will help you select foods high in fiber and low in fat and sodium. Recipes are also quick, easy and...
  • Plan B is overruled

    Plan B is overruled
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' decision this week to overrule the Food and Drug Administration commissioner and refuse to authorize girls under age 17 to have over-the-counter access to the emergency contraceptive pill known as...
  • Plan B decision shows good judgment

    If a girl 16 or younger has had vaginal intercourse, she's been raped ("Plan B is overruled," Dec. 9). Few states allow marriage or consensual sex under the age of 17. Do we really want such a girl, afraid that she may become pregnant, to take her...
  • 6,000 women a day hit menopause

    6,000 women a day hit menopause
    American babies are most likely to be born in August and on Tuesdays, least likely in November and on Sundays. A female is born with 1 million eggs, but only about 300 of the hardiest make it to the final gate, ovulation. About 6,000 women reach menopause...