In most Australian states, if you have certain STIs, you have a legal responsibility to notify your potential sexual partners.
NSW has changed its laws imposing criminal penalties on someone with an STI who doesn't take "reasonable precautions" to not infect their sexual partner.
Sex education in progressive countries like The Netherlands and Switzerland emphasizes intimacy, adventure and connection. Lower rates of teen pregnancy and sexual dysfunction ensue.
A study of 78 Kenyan secondary schools shows up critical gaps in sex education.
At a time when a new national school curriculum is starting its pilot phase in Kenya, a study shows the massive gaps in sexuality education programmes.
For young women, receiving the cervical cancer vaccine has also meant a massive drop in genital warts, which are caused by the same virus.
A new study has found rates of genital warts have decreased significantly since the HPV vaccine was introduced.
A woman shows her support for Planned Parenthood at the Women’s March in New York City on Jan. 21.
The defunding of Planned Parenthood is a goal of many in the new administration. Here's a look at the facts about the group, including the number of people it serves and the services it provides.
It’s not all ha ha hee hee hee.
When it comes to sexual health, public information has tended to focus on the young. Time for a change.
Rates of sexually transmissible infections among the Indigenous population are still much higher than the non-Indigenous population.
The annual surveillance report of sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses in Australia has found notifications of sexually transmissible infections are on the rise in Australia.
It’s not always that simple.
A detailed new review should encourage us to ask some awkward questions.
This French film about upper middle-class teenagers having orgies gets to the heart of teen sex issues in the age of YouTube.
Sex ed should be inclusive, empowering, and facilitate ethical sexual relationships.
Good sex ed doesn't lead to early sex, teenage pregnancy and STIs. It protects against them.
The antiviral condoms help protect against HIV, herpes and HPV.
The active ingredient in the gel can bind to various viruses and stop them from attaching and getting into human cells.
Women would prefer a product that addresses multiple sexual and reproductive health risks at the same time.
Scientists are developing various products that can provide contraception and protection from sexually transmitted infections and HIV at the same time.
Our sex lives may change as we get older but those in sexual relationships still want the same things as the young.
In any other industry, protection would be mandatory. But the porn lobby is too powerful.
PrEP drugs to prevent people contracting HIV mustn't disrupt existing sexual health strategies.
Tackling men's reluctant condom use comes down to the basics of how they view sex.
STIs might be easier to treat or manage but unprotected sex still comes with potentially serious risks.
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Over the past few years we've seen a dramatic rise in the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Australians aged 60 years and older.
There’s some evidence to suggest transmission can be prevented in crowded locations with the use of simple face masks.
Bacteria qualify as "superbugs" when there are no or few remaining effective antibiotics to kill them.
Baby Boomer women are challenging ideas around what it means to grow old.
Older people, and particularly older women, are often thought of as being asexual or sexually undesirable. Although the particular age this is believed to happen varies somewhat in the popular imagination…