August 19th 2022
Domestic production to begin at Michigan-based pharmaceutical maker.
August 5th 2022
White House ramps up efforts to fight outbreak.
July 8th 2022
HHS to lead campaign with Attorney General and Federal Trade Commission for access and accurate information.
July 1st 2022
Regulators remind physicians they are bound by federal privacy rules, but cell phones and apps are not.
June 24th 2022
Bans to take effect or likely in 26 states, according to reproductive rights group.
Report: U.S. Supreme Court ready to overturn Roe v. Wade landmark abortion case
Supreme Court verifies authenticity of draft ruling published in rare leak.
Treating LGBTQ patients
4 ways to address the needs of LGBTQ patients.
STI epidemic: What primary care physicians can do
Some experts say primary care physicians are not routinizing sexual health discussions as part of general health screenings
New AMA policies target improving healthcare for LGBTQ patients
AMA voted to back state and federal conversion therapy bans, fully inclusive EHRs for transgender patients and training on health issues tied to sexual and gender identity
How physicians can bust myths about herpes
There are common misconceptions patients have about the disease that physicians can address
Rooting out gender bias in sexual health treatment
Gender bias in healthcare can be dangerous for women’s health
Can vaping impair fertility?
A new study found that vaping may also have negative impacts on fertility
How physicians should talk to teens about sexual health
They may be awkward, but physician-led conversations about sexual health are a must when dealing with teenage patients
STI epidemic: Are home testing kits the solution?
Sexually transmitted infections are on a dramatic upswing, according to the CDC, leaving physicians and health officials looking for solutions
STI screenings can help curb rise of gonorrhea
Why physicians should be offering STI screenings on a regular basis to their patients, regardless of age.
Managing the silent STI: chlamydia
Physicians must make STI screenings a routine part of patient care so as to help catch and treat chlamydia
Careful diagnosis of UTIs can prevent overprescribing of antibiotics
Why ‘diagnostic stewardship’ is important for physicians
A good sexual history can catch secondary STIs
Anal STIs can be caught with better sexual health screening.
How to take a trauma-informed sexual health history
Not every survivor of sexual abuse will openly talk about their experiences. Physicians should tailor their approach to taking a sexual health history with this in mind.
Abnormal uterine bleeding: What physicians need to know
The majority of women will experience some kind of heavy or abnormal uterine bleeding at some point in their lives, however that does not mean physicians should treat it as normal
The importance of HIV counseling
Screening is important because treatment is much more effective the earlier a patient can get on the medication
Seniors need sexual healthcare too
Due to social biases and stigmas, it can be easy for physicians to overlook seniors sexual health or to assume they aren’t sexually active.
Understanding recurrent miscarriage
How physicians can help patients get to the root of pregnancy loss
How physicians can be transgender inclusive around sexual health
While sexual health is often an uncomfortable issue for physicians to address with patients, it is often overlooked entirely in transgender individuals.
How physicians can better diagnose endometriosis
Endometriosis is a baffling inflammatory disorder, often compared to autoimmune disease, that affects 176 million women worldwide.
Irregular periods could be a sign of more serious conditions
Physicians should be sure to get to the root of irregular periods for optimum health
Helping men choose a birth control option
Men have fewer birth control options, but physicians should still discuss these options
Open the dialogue around sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
Physicians should open an important dialogue with patients around this aspect of sexual health.
Treating vaginal atrophy in menopausal women
Primary care physicians can help women in menopause treat this common but uncomfortable condition.
What physicians need to know about perimenopause
Women need support managing the health changes that precede menopause.
The importance of HPV vaccines in preventing cervical cancer
Physicians can help reduce cervical cancer by promoting the HPV vaccine.
How to discuss STDs with patients
A matter-of-fact approach works best to discuss the often-uncomfortable topic for patients and physicians.
Focusing on the health needs of women
Lisa Larkin, MD, has started two practices from scratch, directed a university-based women's health center, helped to start a regional consortium for sexual medicine, and survived breast cancer.
Everything doctors need to know about patient sexual orientation, gender identity
Many health experts believe that by knowing whether a patient is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or straight, physicians can be more alert to a person’s medical needs and more thoughtful in interactions.
Trust is the bedrock of effective communication with HIV patients
Physicians must first establish a trusting relationship with HIV patients who struggle with both physical and social stressors.
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