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8 Ways College Women Can Protect Their Health

Awareness and follow-up are keys to avoiding gynecologic problems, expert advises

6 in 10 of America's Single Guys 'Take Responsibility' for Contraception

Most rely on condoms, but use of another method has doubled, study finds

Only About One-Third of Americans Use Condoms: CDC

They aren't the best method of birth control, but they do help prevent STDs, health experts say

Most U.S. Teens Aren't 'Doing It'

By 18, more than half of adolescents were still virgins, new CDC survey reveals

When Cocaine's in the Mix, Safe Sex May Not Be

People who use the drug are more willing to have casual sex without a condom, study shows

Mouthwash Helps Kill Gonorrhea Germs in Mouth, Throat: Study

Listerine's maker has long made the claim, and new Australian research seems to confirm it

How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds?

Study suggests transmission risk is low if infected person adheres to treatment

Task Force: Screen All Teens, Adults at Risk for Syphilis

Proposed recommendation dovetails with surge in U.S. cases of the sexually transmitted disease

Teens Do Listen to Parents' Advice About Sex: Study

Discussions may help kids delay sexual activity, and use condoms or other birth control

Modern Birth Control Methods Could Avoid 15 Million Unwanted Pregnancies: Report

Study of 35 nations shows underuse of current contraception options

Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say

Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days

The Pill Remains Most Common Method of Birth Control, U.S. Report Shows

But long-acting IUDs are gaining in popularity, experts note

Talking to Partners About STDs Often Awkward: Survey

But conversations about sexual histories and protection are important for couples, experts say

Young Homeless People With Friends at Lower Risk for STDs: Study

Those with same-gender friends in stable housing reported safer sex habits

1 in 3 Young U.S. Women Uses 'Withdrawal' for Birth Control

But new study confirms that it's not good for preventing pregnancy

Condoms Don't Diminish Sexual Pleasure, Study Finds

Misperceptions can raise risk for STDs, HIV and unintended pregnancy

Social Media Could Boost Condom Use, Study Suggests

Facebook community made strides by focusing on prevention of sexually transmitted diseases

Booze, Energy Drinks, Casual Sex Combo Common in College: Study

Researcher suspects caffeinated cocktails play a role in campus 'hook-up culture'

Survey Finds Big Drop in Sexual Activity Among Black Teens

But overall, U.S. teens of all racial, ethnic groups as sexually active as a decade ago

Decisions About Condom Use Among Gay Couples Vary by Race

Black gay couples more likely to practice safe sex, study shows

Ahead of AIDS Conference, New Reasons for Hope

Experts say headway has been made in prevention and treatment, but challenges remain

Spring Break Safety Tips to Keep Vacation Fun

Smart choices can prevent serious injuries, ER docs say

College Women's Condom Use Falls in Freshman Year

Binge drinking, bad grades were among the factors that affected condom use

More Than Half of Teens Who Gave Birth Weren't Using Contraception: CDC

A third of them thought they couldn't get pregnant at the time, researchers report

More Americans Practicing Safe Sex, CDC Reports

Finding could signal changes in behaviors linked to HIV, researchers say

Partner's 'Viral Load' a Major Factor in HIV Transmission: Study

Condom use, circumcision lowered risk of sexually infecting partners in study of African couples

More Teen Males Using Condoms When They First Have Sex: Survey

And more females are turning to contraceptive patch, emergency contraception

Worldwide HIV-Prevention Services Lacking, Survey Finds

For most gay men, access to free condoms and lubricant, testing, counseling still limited or unavailable

Survey Finds Many Men Complaining of Ill-Fitting Condoms

Reduced pleasure, irritation two reasons why men say they take them off

Abstinence-Only Classes Reduced Sexual Activity, Study Found

Younger teens who took the course were more likely to delay having sex

Circumcision Doesn't Lessen HIV Transmission

Condom still essential for protecting female partner, researchers say

Condoms May Reduce Herpes Risk

Unprotected skin may still transmit virus, but disease odds fall by 30 percent, study finds

Condoms Protect Against Cervical Cancer

They reduce risk posed by human papilloma virus, the cause of the disease, study finds

Syphilis Rates Not Result of Unsafe Sex

British researchers says natural cycle of disease might explain recent U.S. spike

AIDS Conspiracy Theory Belief Linked to Less Condom Use

Survey of black Americans raises a challenge

One-on-One Counseling Stems Spread of AIDS

Unprotected sex declined among HIV-positive young adults who got it

Condom Mishaps Spell Trouble for Men

Errors lead to higher risk of STDs, study finds

Condoms 101

They can prevent unwanted pregnancy and offer protection against disease

Latex Condoms Have Slight Edge for Pregnancy Rates

They bested polyurethane version with slightly higher protection rate

Spermicide Won't Prevent Gonorrhea, Chlamydia

Study finds nonoxynol-9 disappoints yet again

Cyber Counselors Spread Safe-Sex Message

Gay chat rooms targeted to prevent STD outbreaks

Condoms Keep HIV at Bay; Jury's Still Out on STDs

But lack of evidence is not proof of failure, experts say

Give Condoms to Teens, Say Doctors

Teach abstinence, but distribute protection in schools, says AAP