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August 8, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Obese men who want to improve their sexual health might have another solution besides their erectile dysfunction drugs. A study finds that overweight men who lost just 5% of their weight over eight weeks saw improvements in erectile dysfunction, sexual desire and urinary tract symptoms. The small study focused on 31 obese men with a body mass index of 30 or greater and who had Type 2 diabetes. Some were put on a low-calorie diet that included liquid meal replacements and others were assigned to a high-protein, low-fat diet that decreased their calorie intake by 600 calories a day. For 42 weeks afterward the participants stayed on the high-protein diet, or were switched to it. Those on the low-calorie diet lost 10% of their body weight and 10% off their waist circumference, and those on the high-protein diet lost 5% of their weight and waist circumference.
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NEWS
October 15, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
A shot that would make girls more inclined to have sex. When the HPV vaccine came on the scene, there were some who had that fear: This shot will reduce worries about a harmful sexually transmitted infection -- and reduce girls' inhibitions as well. And girls could mistakenly believe it's a magic bullet against pregnancy and other sexually transmitted diseases too. A new study kicks those fears to the curb. Researchers looked at girls who'd had an HPV vaccine and tracked the appointments they made and the advice they sought regarding sexual health over the next three years.
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HEALTH
June 5, 2000
People in need of authoritative medical information on sexual health now have two new Web sites to contact. The American Foundation for Urologic Disease, a nonprofit organization, launched a Web site (http://www.impotence.org) last month. The site was created and is maintained by medical experts. It includes a chat area monitored by a physician, information about various treatments and a confidential registry for patients to receive regular updates on medical options.
NEWS
January 3, 2012 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots Blog
A woman's sexual satisfaction does not require high levels of sexual desire--and in fact, does not require sexual activity at all, according to a new study that finds rates of sexual satisfaction highest among the youngest and oldest women it surveyed. A study published Tuesday in the American Journal of Medicine found that in a group of more than 800 women between age 40 and 100, those under 55 and those over 80 were most likely to declare themselves satisfied with their sex lives.
NEWS
June 19, 1994 | ERIN J. AUBRY
Enlightening other teen-agers about sexual health and disease prevention is not something Jovan Colbert ever thought he'd be doing. "I used to think like most people my age thought--nothing can affect me," said the 18-year-old Dorsey High School senior and a recent hire at T.H.E. Clinic's teen facility. "But the fact of the matter is, teens are sexually active, and they don't know all the risks involved." That pragmatic approach to sex education is what drove T.H.E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1994 | ERIN J. AUBRY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Enlightening other teen-agers about sexual health and disease prevention is not something that Jovan Colbert ever thought he'd be doing. "I used to think like most people my age thought--nothing can affect me," said the 18-year-old Dorsey High School senior, a recent hire at T.H.E. Clinic's teen facility in Crenshaw. "But the fact of the matter is, teens are sexually active, and they don't know all the risks involved." That pragmatic approach to sex education is what drove T.H.E.
OPINION
March 13, 2008 | Patty Kelly, Patty Kelly, an anthropology professor at George Washington University, is the author of "Lydia's Open Door: Inside Mexico's Most Modern Brothel," due out in April.
Eliot spitzer paid a woman for sex. And got caught. Depending on whose statistics you choose to believe, more than one in every 10 American adult males have paid for sex at some point in their lives. What's more, in 2005, about 84,000 people were arrested across the nation for prostitution-related offenses. In other words, it's not terribly uncommon. It's a part of our culture, and it's not going away any time soon. Perhaps Spitzer's resignation will help convince Americans that it is finally time to decriminalize prostitution across the country.
NEWS
January 3, 2012 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots Blog
A woman's sexual satisfaction does not require high levels of sexual desire--and in fact, does not require sexual activity at all, according to a new study that finds rates of sexual satisfaction highest among the youngest and oldest women it surveyed. A study published Tuesday in the American Journal of Medicine found that in a group of more than 800 women between age 40 and 100, those under 55 and those over 80 were most likely to declare themselves satisfied with their sex lives.
HEALTH
October 16, 2000
To emphasize the importance of preventive care and good health, the National Men's Health Foundation is offering a Men's Maintenance Manual, with tips on stress, nutrition, sexual health and more. For a free copy, call (800) 955-2002 or go to http://www.nmhw.org.
HEALTH
September 15, 1997 | SHARI ROAN
The world is full of advice books on women's health, but comprehensive resources for men remain scarce. This sourcebook addresses the void. Written by Dr. Alfred M. Dashe, a Tarzana internist and professor of medicine at UCLA, this book offers such practical advice to men as when to see a doctor and what to expect from a doctor's visit. Chapters follow on bones, muscles, major organs and body systems, skin, hair, sexual health and mental health.
NEWS
October 31, 2011 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
OK, Halloween checklist: No eye color-changing lenses, because they can infect your cornea. Check. No black licorice for days at a time, as it lowers potassium and can cause heart arrythmias. Check. Don't go overboard on the chocolate, which contains caffeine; do brush your teeth after eating gummy candy; and plan an extra half-hour on the elliptical for the rest of this week. Check, check and check. Oh, and no unprotected sex with vampires: they might tell you you can't get pregnant, but just ask Bella: You can. He might tell you he doesn't have any sexually transmitted diseases, but can you imagine how many partners a 700-year old guy might have racked up (especially if he looks like Robert Pattinson or Stephen Moyer)
NEWS
August 8, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Obese men who want to improve their sexual health might have another solution besides their erectile dysfunction drugs. A study finds that overweight men who lost just 5% of their weight over eight weeks saw improvements in erectile dysfunction, sexual desire and urinary tract symptoms. The small study focused on 31 obese men with a body mass index of 30 or greater and who had Type 2 diabetes. Some were put on a low-calorie diet that included liquid meal replacements and others were assigned to a high-protein, low-fat diet that decreased their calorie intake by 600 calories a day. For 42 weeks afterward the participants stayed on the high-protein diet, or were switched to it. Those on the low-calorie diet lost 10% of their body weight and 10% off their waist circumference, and those on the high-protein diet lost 5% of their weight and waist circumference.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2008 | Mary McNamara, Times Television Critic
Watching Alison Rooper's documentary "Doping for Gold," which premieres tonight on PBS' "Secrets of the Dead" series, it's easy to make it a "them" or even "then" experience. But with illegal steroid use taking down so many American sports "stars," that would be a mistake. If anything, "Doping" offers a "worst case" scenario that should give everyone pause.
OPINION
March 13, 2008 | Patty Kelly, Patty Kelly, an anthropology professor at George Washington University, is the author of "Lydia's Open Door: Inside Mexico's Most Modern Brothel," due out in April.
Eliot spitzer paid a woman for sex. And got caught. Depending on whose statistics you choose to believe, more than one in every 10 American adult males have paid for sex at some point in their lives. What's more, in 2005, about 84,000 people were arrested across the nation for prostitution-related offenses. In other words, it's not terribly uncommon. It's a part of our culture, and it's not going away any time soon. Perhaps Spitzer's resignation will help convince Americans that it is finally time to decriminalize prostitution across the country.
HEALTH
April 30, 2007
The April 23 article ["For Boys, a Checkup Just Isn't Macho"] highlights challenges in ensuring the sexual health of young men. California has one of the nation's highest teen pregnancy rates, and recent L.A. statistics show that 49% of high school males are sexually active. In working to ensure the health of our youth, comprehensively addressing the barriers around effective reproductive healthcare for young men must be a crucial part of our efforts. As a public health professional and UCSF student nurse, I have worked with many teens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2002 | CHARLES ORNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Efforts to contain a syphilis surge among gay men in California and elsewhere have been stymied by a failure among many gay leaders to portray outbreaks as possible precursors to a rise in HIV, health experts and some AIDS activists say. "The leadership out of the gay community on this issue has essentially been absent," said Dr. Judy Wasserheit, who directed the sexually transmitted disease prevention program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
HEALTH
April 30, 2007
The April 23 article ["For Boys, a Checkup Just Isn't Macho"] highlights challenges in ensuring the sexual health of young men. California has one of the nation's highest teen pregnancy rates, and recent L.A. statistics show that 49% of high school males are sexually active. In working to ensure the health of our youth, comprehensively addressing the barriers around effective reproductive healthcare for young men must be a crucial part of our efforts. As a public health professional and UCSF student nurse, I have worked with many teens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1994 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beginning next month, UC Irvine will offer anonymous HIV testing to students and other members of the campus as part of stepped-up efforts to promote sexual health, officials said Thursday. The service, which will be available weekly on Tuesday afternoons, will be funded by the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, said Christine Leon, who coordinates sexual health promotion at the UCI Health Education Office. The clinic has been providing anonymous HIV testing in South County since 1987.
HEALTH
December 17, 2001 | Benedict Carey
Maybe people in their teens and 20s have already downloaded most of the music they want. Or maybe they're getting tired of their friends' e-mails. Or maybe ... they just enjoy toying with polling organizations. According to a survey released last week by the Kaiser Family Foundation, an independent health philanthropy, "more young people go online for health information than to shop, check sports scores, chat" or download music. The survey, inevitably titled Generation Rx.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2001 | MADISON SHOCKLEY, The Rev. Madison Shockley, a minister of the United Church of Christ and a member of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice in Washington, is an advisory board member of the National Black Religious Summit on Sexuality
Surgeon General David Satcher's recent report on sex is a straightforward, clear and compelling call for a "mature ... dialogue on issues of sexuality, sexual health and responsible sexual behavior." It's really too bad that the Bush White House isn't grown up enough to join in the conversation. A close reading of the report brings into focus a crisis so pervasive that embarrassment, ignorance and politics should wither in the face of the need for direct action.
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