January 19, 1998 |
Even in the sexually permissive '70s, the afflicted often kept quiet. Having genital herpes, after all, was akin to being a social leper. Then along came HIV, which can lead to AIDS, making herpes pale in comparison and pushing it out of our collective consciousness. But the herpes epidemic, far from being over, is getting worse. Today, roughly one in five Americans over age 12--or about 45 million people--is thought to have genital herpes, although most are unaware they have it.
May 23, 2012 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — A South African art gallery that displayed a controversial painting showing the country's president with his genitals exposed announced Tuesday that it was closing its doors temporarily because of threats. The decision came after vandals defaced the artwork earlier in the day. Lara Koseff, spokeswoman for the Goodman Gallery, said there had been numerous threats made against the gallery after its display of "The Spear," by Cape Town artist Brett Murray.
March 13, 2006 |
SINCE the dawn of its days as a medical specialty, plastic surgery has been marching inexorably down women's bodies, straightening, slimming, tucking as it goes, restoring the appearance of youth to features sagging with age and smoothing those marked by eccentricity. Plastic surgery's southward expansion has now entered territory long thought sacred.
April 30, 1996 |
As her hearing before a high-level immigration board approaches, a young woman who fled her native Togo because of the threat of forced genital mutilation seems likely to gain sympathetic treatment in a plea for political asylum here. Fauziya Kasinga, 19, will present her case to the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals on Thursday. Her attorneys will ask the board to grant her the asylum refused last year by a lower court or at least remand her case for a fuller hearing before the same judge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1990 |
Men who frequently sunbathe nude using ultraviolet lamps substantially increase their risk of developing a rare and potentially fatal genital cancer, according to a new study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study shows that the penis is particularly susceptible to the carcinogenic effects of sunlight, and it advised men who are frequently exposed to ultraviolet radiation in tanning salons, on the beach, or for therapeutic purposes to protect themselves.
May 19, 1991
D'Souza sounds in his excerpt like the prototype for all the Sam Kinnisons of academe who throw themselves into a collective shriek at the mention of the canon. While they pound the floor and yell something about picking up their list and staying home, the rest of us wonder why they pick up the pen instead of the pacifier. Then again, maybe chronic confusion of intellect with genitals makes them equate a new idea with castration. In that case, we can understand their frustration, poor dears, and when the tantrum's over, maybe they'd like to join the rest of us in the real work of education: living together honorably through understanding.