August 14, 2006 |
The first outbreak was devastating enough. But within weeks came another outbreak. Then another and another. For Gina Caprio, then 22, the virus that causes genital herpes was nightmarish, "like my life was over." An antiviral drug managed to keep the virus under control, preventing recurrences, but she had to take it every day, year-round.
July 21, 2003 |
A vaccine to prevent genital herpes has so far shown mixed results. Although it has proved ineffective in men, the vaccine has reduced transmission and outbreaks in some women whose partners have the disease. Because immunizing even part of the population could slow the herpes epidemic, researchers are forging ahead with additional studies of the vaccine.
February 20, 2007
FEMALE GENITAL mutilation -- not "female circumcision," a comforting euphemism -- is one of the world's most entrenched and pervasive violations of human rights. Each year an estimated 2 million women and girls, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, Egypt and Sudan, are cut, typically before their 14th birthday. But in the past few years, thousands of villages in Senegal, Egypt and Sudan have abandoned the practice.
October 19, 2013 |
Legal wrangling between Spanish-language radio star Eduardo "Piolín" Sotelo and six former staff members dialed up this week with new allegations of harassment and boorish behavior. The former staffers worked with Sotelo when he hosted his wildly popular "Piolín por la Mañana" program on Univision Radio. However, the staffers were let go long before Sotelo's program was abruptly canceled by the Spanish-language media conglomerate on July 22. Sotelo sued the group of ex-staff members in Los Angeles County Superior Court in late August, alleging they had banded together to try to extort as much as $4.9 million from him. In response, lawyers for the group filed a lengthy motion on Oct. 15, asking a judge to strike Sotelo's lawsuit.
November 19, 2004 |
IT is altogether fitting that the socially progressive Ousmane Sembene, the father of the sub-Saharan cinema, would, with his superb ""Moolaade," make an eloquent protest against the archaic tradition of female "circumcision." It is still practiced in 38 of the 54 African nations recognized by the United Nations, putting at risk an estimated 2 million girls annually, according to the World Health Organization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2004 |
The day after arresting a self-described "body modification artist" for allegedly conspiring to perform genital mutilations on two girls, federal authorities said they have found no evidence that he had ever done the procedure. But prosecutors say they believe they have enough evidence to prove that Todd Cameron Bertrang, 41, and his companion Robyn Faulkinbury, 24, both of Santa Clarita, illegally conspired to break the federal ban on such procedures.
October 9, 2008 |
“Testees” is a new situation comedy from FX. Its title is a pun. It debuts tonight. Kenny Hotz created it. He is the Kenny of “Kenny vs. Spenny,” a Comedy Central reality show in which Hotz and his friend Spencer Rice compete with each other to see, for instance, Who Can Sit on a Cow the Longest, Who Makes the Most Convincing Woman, Who Can Smoke More Weed and Who Can Lift the Most Weight with His Genitals.
May 27, 2005 |
Scientists studying the effects of hormone-mimicking chemicals on humans have reported that compounds called phthalates, used in plastics and beauty products and widely found in people, seem to alter the reproductive organs of baby boys. In the first study of humans exposed in the womb to phthalates, the researchers, who examined the genitalia of male babies and toddlers, found a strong relationship between the chemicals and subtle changes in the size and anatomy of the children's genitals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1993 |
A little-known, infrequently discussed sexually transmitted disease is coming out of the shadows at Southern California universities, including three campuses in Orange County and at UCLA and USC. Physicians at university health centers say the topic is not pleasant. Even the name of the disease--genital warts--brings nervous reactions from students, the doctors said.
March 11, 2005 |
A woman who has been subjected to genital mutilation is automatically eligible for asylum in the United States, the federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Thursday. The decision is the second this week from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that has broadened asylum rights. Earlier, the court ruled in favor of asylum claims for men whose wives were subject to forced sterilizations.