Latest Sexual health News

Kansas health chief supports contraception education

Aug. 9, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top health official says abstinence-only education isn't enough to reduce unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Department of Health and Environment Secretary Lee Norman said Thursday that the department...

Woman gets free pads and tampons to teens in need

Aug. 3, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sexual-health counselor Lynette Medley planned to discuss self-esteem and healthy relationships with the 15-year-old girl who walked into her Mount Airy office in 2016. But almost immediately, the girl brought up a much more pressing concern: she couldn't afford tampons or pads. She...

Gonorrhea outbreak confirmed in a single Washington county

Jul. 31, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state health officials have confirmed a gonorrhea outbreak confined to a single county. The Union-Bulletin reports that the Washington state department of health has confirmed 27 reported cases in the last three months in Walla Walla County, about 250 miles (402...

New drug to boost women's sex drive approved in US

Jun. 21, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours. The medication OK'd Friday by the Food and Drug Administration is only the second approved to increase...