Prejudice and stigma can discourage the communities most affected by infectious diseases from seeking care. Inclusive public health messaging can prevent misinformation and guide the most vulnerable.
Some countries, like Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, and Nigeria, have been more proactive than others, but it is still hard for many to get PrEP.
From Popes and philosophers to writers and emperors, the foot fetish has a long and storied history in our world.
Monkeypox is not considered an STI but is spreading among sexual partners. Adding sexual health strategies to the public health response is helpful, but there is a danger of stigmatizing MPXV.
Pain during sex is common, but research on the topic focuses on a narrow heterosexual, cisgender definition of sex, excluding lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people’s experiences.
Roe v. Wade demonstrates that reproductive rights are fragile, often insufficient and in need of protection everywhere.
Sadly, the sexual desire of women over 50 is often unrepresented, misrepresented, and shown as comedic in culture – the new Australian film depicts a different reality.
Older women and gay men both rarely see themselves reflected on the small screen.
While Netflix’s Bridgerton is both incredibly romantic and erotic, the reality is it’s estimated 1in 5 people in the Regency period in London had syphilis and other STIs.
To have a real impact on First Nations communities, we need to tell the whole story of sexual violence in people’s lives against the backdrop of colonisation.
Pleasure-based sex education allows young people to safely explore and develop critical thinking around sex and relationships.
With its simple but graphic line drawings and relaxed approach, The Joy of Sex offered a recipe for ‘doing it right’.
Doctors don’t ‘check you for everything’, but are guided by what you personally would benefit from, based on your age and individual history.
Queer dating apps are leading the way when it comes to being more open about sexual health and health in general.
Results from our preliminary study strongly challenge the assumption that Indonesian parents are barriers to the delivery of school-based sexual health education.
A Canada-wide survey of people’s sex lives during the pandemic reveals an increase in self pleasure — this could be a stress response.
In a Nigerian study, both women and men emphasised “trust” and “safe spaces” when discussing sexual health.
The exceptional measures deployed around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic have impeded access to urgent services like birth control, abortion and maternal and newborn care.
People are exposed to toxic substances – like pesticides, chemicals in plastics and radiation – every day. A growing body of research shows that this exposure is causing a decline in male fertility.
When it comes to teaching about cycles in schools, the period dominates the story — but it’s important we teach about the ovulation part of the cycle, too.