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  1. Unique Study Helps Uncover Premature Ejaculation

    April 15, 2005 -- Little is known about premature ejaculation, the most common male sexual problem. But a first-of-its-kind study should help men and their partners better understand this troubling condition. Premature ejaculation is thought to affect about 20% to 30% of men. But few men actually se

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  2. Cervical Cancer Vaccine on the Way

    April 6, 2005 - A vaccine that could prevent both cervical cancer and genital warts may be available as early as next year. In a newly reported study, the vaccine was found to be 90% effective for preventing the majority of viral infections that cause these sexually transmitted diseases. Experts say

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  3. Virginity Pledges Don't Cut STD Rates

    March 22, 2005 -- Young people who take virginity pledges are as likely to get sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as those who do not make the same pledge, new research shows. The findings surprised researchers Peter Bearman, PhD, of Yale University, and Hannah Brückner, PhD, of Columbia Universit

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  4. Sex Habits Linked to Early Death, Disability

    Jan. 26, 2005 - Risky sexual behavior among Americans is putting the public's health at risk, according to a new CDC study. Researchers found that the rates of early death and disability attributed to sexual behavior in the U.S. are triple those of any other industrialized country, and women bear th

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  5. Happy, Healthy, and Hard

    As the saying goes, the best measure of a man's character is the company he keeps. But what about his health? According to Steven Lamm, MD, the best measure of that is his erect penis. "There's an incredibly important link between a man's health and sexual performance," Lamm, an assistant professor

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  6. Only 1 in 4 Young Women Get Chlamydia Tests

    Oct. 28, 2004 -- Only about one in four of young women most at risk for chlamydia are getting chlamydia tests, according to a new CDC study. Researchers found rates of chlamydia tests among sexually active young women aged 16-24 who were enrolled in commercial health plans have increased only slight

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  7. Only 1 in 4 Young Women Get Chlamydia Tests.

    Oct. 28, 2004 -- Only about one in four of young women most at risk for chlamydia are getting chlamydia tests, according to a new CDC study. Researchers found rates of chlamydia tests among sexually active young women aged 16-24 who were enrolled in commercial health plans have increased only slight

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  8. Chlamydia Screening Gets 1 in 10 Young Women

    Sept. 28, 2004 -- Women aged 16 to 19 have a greater risk of contracting the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia than women in their early 20s, say British researchers. Women in this age group are 43% more likely to get chlamydia than women aged 20-24, according to data from England's National Ch

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  9. Seizure Drug May Help Premature Ejaculation

    Sept. 20, 2004 -- A drug used to treat seizures and shingles pain may help men with premature ejaculation, a case study shows. It's estimated that 25% to 40% of men struggle with premature ejaculation. The report by Pierre Chue, MD, of the University of Alberta, Canada, focuses on just one man. It i

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  10. Condoms Lower Women's Pelvic Disease Risk

    July 29, 2004 -- Sexually active women whose partners consistently use condoms are less likely to get recurrent pelvic inflammatory disease. That's the report from researchers who followed 684 women, aged 14 to 37, for nearly three years. Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the female gen

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