Health

Science Says: Sex and gender aren't the same

Anatomy at birth may prompt a check in the "male" or "female" box on the birth certificate—but to doctors and scientists, sex and gender aren't always the same thing.

HIV & AIDS

Scientists divulge latest in HIV prevention

A far cry from the 1990s "ABC" campaign promoting abstinence and monogamy as HIV protection, scientists reported on new approaches Tuesday allowing people to have all the safe sex they want.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Safe sex or no sex after visiting Zika-hit areas: WHO

People who travel to Zika-hit areas should practice safe sex or have no sex at all for at least eight weeks after their return to avoid sexual transmission of the virus, WHO said Tuesday.

Medical research

A deeper take on our sexual nature

The organs in our body may have a sexual identity of their own, new research suggests. The idea that our organs could be "male" or "female" raises the possibility that women and men may need different treatments as a result. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ireland advises condom use to stop Zika virus

Ireland on Wednesday urged men to wear a condom during sex for one month after returning from a country affected by the Zika virus, as Britain said returning travellers cannot donate blood for a month.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ebola virus found in semen six months after recovery: WHO

Traces of Ebola have been found in the semen of a man six months after his recovery, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, urging survivors to practice safe sex "until further notice".

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