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Apps such as Tinder and Grindr have gained popularity over the last few years. Many utilize the programs to find casual sexual partners. This specific purpose has led some researchers to believe digital dating may be the underlying reason for the rise in cases. This allegation, while reasonable in appearance, does not come without criticism.
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As Valentine's Day approaches, most Canadians turn their thoughts to love and all that comes with it. However, for public health officials, this year is particularly worrisome in the love department. It's all due to the rather unwelcome realization sexually transmitted diseases are continuing to rise in this country and are showing no signs of slowing.
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Listerine has been claiming this since 1879!
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It's something many women can relate to: concern about an unplanned pregnancy following unprotected sex or failed birth control. Oral emergency contraception, containing the hormone levonorgestrel -- and known in Canada as "plan B" -- is a safe option for women to prevent pregnancy.
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With the holidays approaching, many people tend to slow down and focus on comfort, joy, and closeness with others. We may normally think of cozy situations involving family, food, and festivities. But for many across the globe, this time of the year signifies a different type of bonding in which clothes are optional and the fire comes from deep within.
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The national record is currently held by Western University in London, Ontario.
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A new dating app specifically designed for people with STIs has been launched. "Hift" helps people with diseases such as herpes, HSV-1, HSV-2, HPV and HIV to connect to others who share their issues,...
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Many of the social and economic barriers that stand in the way of effective HIV prevention, treatment, support and care for people living with HIV are the same barriers that impede access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health programs and services. In societies where cultural and gender norms tightly restrict the sexual and reproductive lives and choices of women and men, the risk for both unintended pregnancy and HIV infection is greatest.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching. What a perfect time to talk about condoms. We need to think of condoms as disease preventers, rather than just contraception. We need to think about the infections we can reduce and perhaps eliminate with the use of condoms as well as the number of people we can save.
WARNING: The video above shows people in sexual positions, albeit fully clothed. When you envision your golden years, do you picture yourself lying on a beach sipping at cocktails, or are you comforta...
It's becoming increasingly common for students to pick up more than a diploma over the span of their university careers. The rate of reported sexually transmitted infections has increased among the un...