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When It Comes to Sex Partners, Men Prefer Younger Women: Study

In books and movies, plots involving older men chasing much younger women abound.
Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control

Long-acting contraceptive devices should be the first choice of birth control for teenage girls, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics state.
Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia: CDC

An estimated 1.8 million Americans aged 14 to 39 are infected with the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia, and many don't know it, federal health officials reported Thursday.
Half of HIV-Positive Gay Men in U.S. Aren't Getting Proper Treatment

Even though gay and bisexual men make up the majority of Americans infected with HIV, half aren't receiving ongoing care or getting the virus-suppressing drugs they need to stay healthy, a new report finds.
Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs

Teens and young adults at risk for sexually transmitted infections should undergo "intensive" behavioral counseling to help prevent risky sexual behaviors, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say

All sexually active women 24 years and younger should be screened for two of the most common sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Cancer patients burdened by stress and family conflicts before surgery may face a higher risk for complications following their operation, a new study suggests.
FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

There is little evidence that testosterone replacement therapy effectively treats normally sagging levels of the hormone in aging American males, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said Wednesday.
FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is focusing on the "Low T" fad, questioning whether the boom in testosterone replacement therapy is helping or harming the health of aging American males.
Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests

Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests.

 

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