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  1. New Drug May Boost Women's Sexual Desire

    June 28, 2004 -- An experimental new drug may help boost sexual desire for women suffering from low libido, according to a new study. Researchers say sexual desire disorders, such as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), affect about 30% of women in North America and Europe, but there are few ef

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  2. Testosterone Patch May Boost Women's Libido

    June 16, 2004 -- An experimental testosterone patch may help certain women who have lost their lust for sex put some passion back into their lives. A new study shows use of the patch increased sexual activity and sexual desire by about 50% among women with surgically-induced menopause. The testoster

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  3. Bladder Problems Often Mean Less Sex in Women

    May 11, 2004 (San Francisco) -- Women with certain bladder problems often experience trouble sexually, a new study shows. "Women with overactive bladder can have leakage during intercourse," says Kristene Whitmore, MD, chief of urology at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. "These initial findings sh

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  4. Racial Differences in Chlamydia Reported

    May 11, 2004 -- Young blacks are six times as likely as young whites to be infected with chlamydia, and infection rates are nearly twice as high in the South as in the Northeast, according to a study of how common these sexual transmitted diseases are in young adults in the U.S. Overall, the study s

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  5. Drug Resistant Gonorrhea Rise

    April 29, 2004 -- A dramatic increase in the number of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea cases in the U.S. has prompted the CDC to issue new gonorrhea treatment guidelines for gay and bisexual men. A new CDC study of men seen at sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in 23 U.S. cities shows the num

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  6. Chlamydia in Men Linked to Infertility

    April 29, 2004 -- Chlamydia infection in women has been linked to infertility, and now new research shows the same may be true for men. Couples participating in a Swedish study were one-third less likely to achieve a pregnancy if the man had a history of infection with chlamydia. Infertile couples i

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  7. Few Realize Sexually Transmitted Disease Risk

    April 6, 2004 -- Many Americans say they protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) but few actually use protection on a regular basis. In fact, few even know that hepatitis A and hepatitis B are sexually transmitted, or that they are at risk. A nationwide survey -- unveiled today

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  8. Herpes Down; Other STDs Increasing

    March 8, 2004 (Philadelphia) -- After increasing rates for three consecutive decades, there was a sharp decline in the late 1990s in the number of teenagers and adults who contracted the virus that usually causes genital herpes. But with a new decade comes an upswing in other sexually transmitted di

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  9. Chlamydia May Be as Common in Men

    March 8, 2004 (Philadelphia) -- Defying previous research -- and popular belief -- that chlamydia affects women far more often, a new study indicates that America's most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease occurs nearly as frequently in men. Chlamydia was found in 9% of 1,300 men between a

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  10. Young People Account for Half of New STDs

    Feb. 25, 2004 -- One out of every two new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) diagnosed each year are among young people aged 15-24, according to new research that for the first time estimates the toll STDs have on American youth. Researchers say that although young people between the ages of 15 an

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