Obstetrics & gynaecology

Women's wellness: The morning-after pill

The morning-after pill is a type of emergency birth control (contraception). Emergency contraception is used to prevent pregnancy for women who've had unprotected sex or whose birth control method has failed.

Health

Men and HIV: How poverty, violence and inequality play a part

It's obvious that men's practices and behaviour are central to women's vulnerability to HIV. This is why a major focus in the fight against HIV has been on interventions involving work with men and boys to "transform masculinities" ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

An app to prevent pregnancy? Don't count on it

Fertility awareness apps are being championed as a new approach to contraception. In reality, while the technology may be new, women have been predicting the fertile days in their menstrual cycles to prevent pregnancy for ...

Health

Sexual behavior in Germany

A sexual history and consultation in the practice setting can contribute to counteracting the spread of sexually transmitted infections. This is the result of a representative survey that questioned 2524 persons about their ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Simple questionnaire predicts unprotected sex, binge drinking

Researchers in the social sciences have been searching for a holy grail: an accurate way to predict who is likely to engage in problematic behavior, like using drugs. Over the years experts in economics, psychology and public ...

Addiction

Study finds addiction associated with poor awareness of others

Developmental psychologist Maria Pagano, PhD, found adolescents with severe alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems have a low regard for others, as indicated by higher rates of driving under the influence and having unprotected ...

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