Sexual Health

The latest in contraceptives for 2022

May 09, 2022

A presentation at the 2022 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting discussed the recent updates in contraceptives including new nonhormonal intrauterine devices.

Quality sex education lacking for many teens in the United States

January 13, 2022

Many adolescents across the United States lack quality sex education, a trend that has worsened in recent years. Moreover, national statistics mask significant inequities in the receipt of formal sex education by gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and the location of instruction.

How a program to improve contraceptive access is working

November 12, 2021

One year after the close of the Increasing Access to Contraception (IAC) Learning Community, participants had sustained their efforts in support of at least 1 goal: to improve adolescent girls' and women’s access to the full range of contraceptive options.

Reaching teens on sexual health through telehealth

October 11, 2021

Telehealth offers a whole new way to reach out to adolescent patients for critical conversations on sexual health, according to a session at the virtual 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

Visby Medical ™ handheld STI testing device gets approval

September 08, 2021

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued 501(k) clearance for Visby Medical’s Sexual Health Click Test, a single-use, instrument-free polymerase chain reaction diagnostic test for sexually transmitted infections.

CDC updates guidelines for diagnosing and treating STIs

August 10, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), notably for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, and pelvic inflammatory disease.