Tag Archives: sexual health

Lil Poundcake, the doll that protects you from HPV!

TweetIf you find dolls creepy, you probably won’t want to watch the commercial parody that Saturday Night Live ran this weekend. Because this doll has syringes in her hands. It’s Lil Poundcake! She smells like frosting, her hair really grows, and she administers Gardasil, the vaccine that protects you from cervical cancer! Am I the [...]
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Australian government to pay young people to get STI tests

TweetIn 2009, there were 63, 000 new Chlamydia infections reported in Australia. For a country with a population of 21 million, that’s no small sum. In response to the problem, the government of one Australian state has announced a pilot program in which young people (age 16-30) will be paid a small sum when they [...]
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New study on young people and STDs shows how sex negativity is detrimental to your health

TweetA new study, released early this week, found that 10% of young people who tested positive for one of three common STDs—chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis—claimed they had abstained from sex (defined as vaginal intercourse) in the last 12 months. Although the researchers do point out that some of the youth could have simply forgotten they’d [...]
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