Researchers have designed a new type of vaccine that could be the first for preventing genital herpes. By using a counterintuitive scientific approach, scientists were able to prevent active and latent infections caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the virus that causes genital herpes.
Don’t discount withdrawal as a form of contraception. One-third of women at risk of unintended pregnancy used coitus interruptus as a contraceptive method within the past 30 days, often in combination or rotation with more effective methods, according to findings from a new U.S. study.
With the trend toward increased use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) such as the intrauterine device and contraceptive implant, science is looking at development of longer-acting injectable contraceptives.
Just-published research finds that insurance coverage of a future over-the-counter (OTC) birth control pill would result in more widespread use by women and would be cost effective for health insurance plans.
School-based health centers (SBHCs) are unique in that they can provide care to adolescents in a setting that is trusted, familiar, immediately accessible, and in their own school. Such centers exist in urban, rural, and suburban communities.
Public health programs that devote a portion of their funding to encourage more boys to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), rather than merely attempting to raise coverage among girls, ultimately might protect more people for the same price, a new analysis indicates.