| Aug 1, 2011
| 2:43 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Masturbation could play an important role in sexual self-awareness and condom use in teenage boys, according to a new report.
Researchers found 86 percent of boys who said they'd worn a condom last time they had sex also...
| Aug 31, 2010
Parents, lawmakers and media executives are given plenty to think about in the American Academy of Pediatrics' policy statement published Sunday. Kids today are bombarded with inappropriate sexual messages and images, the AAP committee said; everything...
| Mar 14, 2011
Once a woman becomes visibly pregnant, it isn't long before she's being asked extremely personal questions by complete strangers:
"Are you going to have an epidural or go natural?
"You're not drinking alcohol, are you?"
"Have you tried ginger for...
| May 2, 2011
A dizzying number of factors can conspire against sexual desire as midlife approaches: depression, medications, illness, career worries, financial pressures, marriage troubles, young children in the home (or an empty nest), the sense that life is half...
| Feb 16, 2011
For decades, American parents were on circumcision autopilot. Conventional wisdom held that the foreskin-free penis was healthier and cleaner. Everyone was doing it, so everyone had it done.
Not so today. Rates of infant circumcision have declined...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 6:28 PM
Like a lot of young women, Kelsey Webb, 25, has been off and on birth control pills since she was 18. Every time she started taking them, she gained 5 to 10 pounds. "My normal weight is around 125 pounds. On the pill, I would get up to 130 or 135," says...
| Apr 16, 2011
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,...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 4:58 PM
Jackie Gill stood confidently at the front of the classroom, her PowerPoint presentation cued and ready to go with slides of hormones, sperm and fallopian tubes.
"Boys and girls, are you excited that I'm here today?" she asked the giggling seventh-...
| Sep 7, 2011
Because most cervical cancer cases and some less common malignancies are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV, area physicians and public health experts were thrilled when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006 approved the first vaccine to...
| May 9, 2011
| 11:31 AM
Men everywhere have probably wondered for thousands of years: What turns women on?
In the age of the Internet, it's possible to find out. And with countless genres of images, videos and erotic stories available online, women are both able and empowered...
| Apr 5, 2011
Q: Your 5-year-old is starting to ask where babies come from. Is she too young for The Talk?
I told my kids, "The father puts his sperm into an egg that the mother carries and the egg grows into a baby in the uterus until it is ready to...