STI rates are on the rise, but this isn’t an unsolvable problem. In fact, a good place to start addressing STIs, while also normalizing discussions of sexual health and reducing STI stigma is for doctors to offer their patients STI testing whenever lab work is drawn.
Whether you’re a sex educator or someone advocating for your own healthcare, having access to scientific and medical journals can be an important part of getting the latest and most accurate information, but paywalls often get in the way. Here’s a guide to help you access the resources and information you need!
If I’ve learned anything from having a blog for the last few years, it’s that no matter what I’m feeling or experiencing, there’s someone else out there going through the same thing. Probably multiple someones. So I’m going to try something I find really terrifying—being vulnerable on the internet. No happy ending, morals, or solid educational content guaranteed.
Unicef’s research shows that the global maternal mortality rate, the rate of deaths resulting from complications from pregnancy or childbirth, has declined by 44% between 1990 and 2015, and yet the maternal mortality rate in the United States has increased.
What are sex-positive doctors or therapists? They are medical professionals who make it a point to be well-educated about sexual health and aim to provide their patients with accurate, helpful, and non-judgmental information. They consider sex to be a healthy part of life that should be enjoyed, and they’ll be able to discuss it with you without awkwardness or being judgmental about your lifestyle, sexual practices, or preferences.