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Small government advocates carp about government intrusion, over-regulation, and the wisdom of forcing laws down to local levels, sometimes at the risk of being inconsistent. But, inconsistency is bipartisan, a product of trying to solve difficult problems without context or tainted by economic preferences or moral beliefs that others don't share.Small government advocates carp about government intrusion, over-regulation, and the... more
Andhra Pradesh Inter 2nd year results 2011 may be declared today.he Board of Intermediate Education Andhra Pradesh (BIEAP) is all set to announce the results for the 2nd year Intermediate examinations.Andhra Pradesh Inter 2nd year results 2011 may be declared today.he Board of... more
To protect the basic human rights of women and LGBTQ individuals, do your part to protect the much-needed establishment of Planned Parenthood. This place has always served as a haven to the marginalised and oppressed, and without it, basic human rights shall be set back a hundred years.
http://www.examiner.com/transgender-transsexual-issues-in-national/save-planned-parenthood-todayTo protect the basic human rights of women and LGBTQ individuals, do your part to... more
Ok, basically health officials in the UK are saying that STIs will soon be able to be diagnosed by plugging a computer chip containing a sample of urine or saliva) into your phone. Post transimission/receipt and processing, health officials also say the results would be available in minutes.
Why are they doing this? It an attempt to control herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea infection rates.
More: http://he-ed.blogspot.com/2010/12/self-testing-for-stds-may-soon-be.htmlOk, basically health officials in the UK are saying that STIs will soon be able to be... more
Many groups are doing something about the sobering STI rates amongst youth around the world. It’s hard to discuss education disparities without discussing health disparities and more specifically the lack of informed sexual health action amongst youth/young adults. With World AIDS Day not too far in the rearview it seems pertinent to mention the infection statistics for youth, LGBTQ and women of color.
46% of high school students had ever had sexual intercourse
14% of high school students had had four or more sex partners during their life
34% of currently sexually active high school students did not use a condom during last sexual intercourse.
Approximately 19 million new STD infections each year (almost half of them are among youth aged 15 to 24.)
More info: http://he-ed.blogspot.com/2010/12/heed-highlight-sexual-health-and.htmlMany groups are doing something about the sobering STI rates amongst youth around the... more
WARNING: Viewer Discretion Is Advised. May Be Disturbing For Some Viewers. At least we didn t have to watch a bunch of a**holes...WARNING: Viewer Discretion Is Advised. May Be Disturbing For Some Viewers. At least we... more
By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger
Dr. Kenneth Katz recently published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine titled “Health Hazards of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” This week, he penned an op/ed for RH Reality Check about his experiences treating U.S. military at an STD clinic in San Diego. Dr. Katz sees the Pentagon’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” rule for LGB members of the military as a huge roadblock to good medical care. He’s pretty confident that his military patients feel safe divulging their sexual histories to a civilian doctor like himself. But when those troops go overseas, they are cared for by military doctors. Technically, doctor-patient communication is exempt from DADT, but many patients don’t realize that they can tell their military doctors about gay sex without fear of reprisals (at least in theory). Dr. Katz’s patients have told him that they won’t go for recommended follow-up STD screening after they ship out because they’re afraid to be honest with their doctors. He worries about how many troops are suffering from treatable infections in war zones because they aren’t allowed to serve openly.
Food stamp use skyrockets, swordfish sales unaccountably flat
Monica Potts of TAPPED points to the alarming statistic that in the last month alone an additional 500,000 Americans went on food stamps. She notes that the right wing website Daily Caller is alarmed not by the fact that fellow citizens can’t afford food, but rather that there’s no gruel-only foodstamp program available:
Meanwhile, the conservative news site The Daily Caller is shocked, shocked, to learn that you can use food stamps to buy all manner of food. The government, apparently, doesn’t restrict you from purchasing an $18-per-pound swordfish steak from Whole Foods. But that kind of discovery, like almost everything else in the “debate” over food stamp use, is the sort of ridiculous one that comes from a person who’s never been hungry.
The Hyde Amendment
In Campus Progress, Jessica Arons and Madina Agénor call for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment for being an assault on the reproductive rights of poor women and women of color. The Supreme Court declared abortion to be a constitutional right in 1973, yet nearly 40 years later, the Hyde Amendment still prohibits nearly all federal funding for abortions. In practice, the women most affected by the Hyde Amendment are those who depend on government health care programs like Medicaid and the Indian Health Service:
Former U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL), the law’s sponsor, admitted during debate of his proposal that he was targeting poor women because they were the only ones vulnerable enough for him to reach. “I certainly would like to prevent, if I could legally, anybody having an abortion, a rich woman, a middle-class woman, or a poor woman,” he said. “Unfortunately, the only vehicle available is the … Medicaid bill.”
Meanwhile, ultra-conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is calling on Congress to de-fund the reproductive health provider Planned Parenthood, Andy Birkey reports in the Minnesota Independent. In an interview with a conservative news site, Bachmann doubled down on that idea, suggesting that all of health care reform be de-funded because it funds abortions. This is not true. The aforementioned Hyde Amendment guarantees as much. Furthermore, even though health reform never would have funded abortions, President Obama signed an eleventh-hour executive order guaranteeing that health care reform would not fund abortions.
Brooklyn bees gorge on maraschino cherry run-off
Home beekeeping is the hottest new trend for health-conscious locavores. New York City recently changed the law to accommodate beekeepers in the five boroughs. Just because you live in an industrial neighborhood in Brooklyn is no reason to miss out on this sweet action, right? Well, actually, there is a catch. That nice honey at the farmers’ market tastes like lavender because that’s what those rural bees ate. What do bees in Red Hook, Brooklyn eat? Run-off from a maraschino cherry factory. The overindulgent bees “look like vampires” according to one local keeper and their honey runs bright red. Maraschino honey sounds like a delicious mash-up of high and low culture. Unfortunately, Sarah Goodyear reports in Grist that the end product doesn’t taste nearly as good as it looks. Arthur Mondella, the owner of Dell’s Maraschino Cherries, wants to do right by the beekeepers. He initially suggested putting out vats of different colored syrup to “help” the bees make rainbow honey. His proposal was not well-received by the crunchy set. Instead, he has agreed to work with the beekeepers to keep the bees out of the vats next year.
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Of the more than 100,000 NYC women who engage in anal sex each year, only 23% use condoms compared to 61% of men who have sex with men.
The report also found that women who engage in unprotected anal sex get tested for HIV much less frequently than women who always use condoms during anal play: 35% versus 63%.
Unprotected anal intercourse is more frequent among younger females and those with many partners. 11% of Women 18 to 24 had unprotected anal sex compared to 2% of women 45 to 64. Of women with three or more sexual partners, 15% had unprotected anal sex in the past year versus 4% of those with one or more partner. Broken down by race, 8% of Asian...
http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/2010/04/22/women-have-unprotected-anal-sex-at-higher-rates-than-gay-men/Of the more than 100,000 NYC women who engage in anal sex each year, only 23% use... more
The sharp rise in syphilis cases in Teesside has been partially attributed to social networking sites which incautious locals are trawling in search of casual sex.
According to the local Evening Gazette, the number of reported cases jumped to 30 last year, up from less than 10 in 2008. Professor Peter Kelly, executive director of public health for NHS Tees, said that "reports from doctors and nurses diagnosing and treating patients suggest some sufferers are using social networking sites to find and arrange meetings with new lovers".
He added: “Unprotected sex, especially with casual partners, is the biggest risk for syphilis. Social networking sites are making it easier for people to meet up for casual sex. It is important that people avoid high risk sexual behaviours and practise safe sex to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections."
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/24/facebook_syphilis/The sharp rise in syphilis cases in Teesside has been partially attributed to social... more
Vatican is blinded when it comes to using condoms to prevent STD, AIDS and unwanted pregnancies http://condomelite.com/condoms/2010/03/18/vatican-against-condom-vending-machines/Vatican is blinded when it comes to using condoms to prevent STD, AIDS and unwanted... more
According to U.S. health officials, genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, and infects about 16 percent of Americans between the ages of 14 and 49. JoAnne Allen from Reuters states, “Black women had the highest rate of infection at 48 percent and women were nearly twice as likely as men to be infected.”According to U.S. health officials, genital herpes is one of the most common sexually... more
A new website features a bizarre, interactive game called Adventures in Sex City, in which the Sex Squad battles the evil, STI-spreading "Sperminator." No joke.A new website features a bizarre, interactive game called Adventures in Sex City, in... more
America beware: Prepare for less sex from Playboy Magazine. The bunny branded publication is cutting back. Apparently the recession is taking a toll on America's labido which means less readership (from men and lesbian alike). In order to save on printing & distribution Playboy is doubling up issues and may even reduce how many issues they publish. So get used to getting off with the same pictures twice.
PLAYBOY ANNOUNCED A NET LOSS OF 13 POINT 7 MILLION DOLLARS DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR. THAT IS MORE THAN THREE TIMES WHAT THEY LOST A YEAR AGO.America beware: Prepare for less sex from Playboy Magazine. The bunny branded... more
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Washington, DC (AHN) - Sexually transmitted disease rates continue to climb in the United States, especially chlamydia and gonorrhea. Those two diseases exceeded 1.4 million cases in 2007, according to a new federal report.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its report that persistent racial disparities continue with STD rates and that cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea are significantly higher among women than men.
If left untreated, up to 40 percent of chlamydia and gonorrhea infections in women can result in pelvic inflammatory disease. The condition causes as many as 50,000 women to become infertile each year. Untreated, chlamydia or gonorrhea can also cause ectopic pregnancy, chronic pelvic pain and other serious health problems, according to CDC media release.
The report also found continued increases in syphilis. This disease, while once on the verge of elimination, began re-emerging as a threat in 2001 and increased 15.2 percent between 2006 and 2007.
The CDC said there were more than 1.1 million chlamydia cases reported in 2007, up from about 1 million in 2006, making it the largest number of cases ever reported to the agency for any condition. Gonorrhea, the second most commonly reported infectious disease, had more than 350,000 cases reported in 2007. However, it is estimated that more than half of all new infections with chlamydia and gonorrhea continue to go undiagnosed.
The CDC recommends annual chlamydia screening for all sexually active women under 26 years old, and said all high-risk, sexually active women should be screened for gonorrhea.Washington, DC (AHN) - Sexually transmitted disease rates continue to climb in the... more
In a new federal survey, more than fifty percent of both male and female 15 to 19 year old teenagers admit to having engaged in oral sex.
Just think about that for a minute.
More American teenagers have practiced oral sex than have not.
These are kids who have not even reached their 20th birthday yet.
Does the wildness of the teens of America have any limits?
What is being taught to the teens of the United States that they would act this way?
It seems as though every week there is another study or report that shows why it is SUCH a good idea to stay pure until marriage.
A nation full of sexual immorality is a nation full of sexual disease.
A new study by the Health Department of New York City has found that 26 percent of all residents of New York City have herpes.
Keep in mind.....that is only one sexually transmitted disease.
Chlamydia, gonorrhea, infectious syphilis, AIDS and many other disgusting sexual diseases are also running rampant in New York City and across the United States.
How in the world did the United States get to this point?
Why is this happening?In a new federal survey, more than fifty percent of both male and female 15 to 19 year... more
According to a new research study, roughly 65% of people in their 30s and 40s don't use a condom when having sexy time with a new partner. Whoops.
'Those aged between 35 and 44 are twice as likely to have unprotected sex with a new lover than 16 to 19-year-olds'
What makes it slightly more horrific for me is that they are now planning an 'urgent drive' to promote safe sex to the more mature members of society, which is great, but think of all the young kids who are gonna be scarred by their mums or dads getting a pamphlet though the door warning of the dangers of unprotected sex...
The chief executive of the sexual health charity FPA said: "Thirtysomethings may see sexual health as a young person's concern and so do not always think about using condoms."
As my Mum told me, always wear your raincoat when playing in the rain. I guess that stands true no matter what age you are...
Picture by Natalie Dee: http://tinyurl.com/5km2gzAccording to a new research study, roughly 65% of people in their 30s and 40s... more
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