Sexual and Reproductive Health
Mar 19, 2013 18:03 EDT
An AIDS support group announced legal action Tuesday against a US porn film company for allegedly failing to enforce a new Los Angeles law requiring actors to wear condoms while on set.
Mar 19, 2013 12:13 EDT
The Philippines' highest court suspended on Tuesday a controversial birth control law that had met fierce opposition from the powerful Catholic Church.
Mar 18, 2013 18:55 EDT
A trend for shaving, clipping or waxing pubic hair may encourage the spread of a skin virus, French doctors suggested on Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 14:34 EDT
The global fight against tuberculosis needs a massive financial boost as drug-resistant strains of the disease take hold, two international organisations warned on Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 08:22 EDT
A growing number of US parents oppose doctors' recommendations to vaccinate teenage girls against human papillomavirus (HPV), the main cause of cervical cancer, a study said Monday.
Mar 16, 2013 14:57 EDT
"I don't have anything," said Asmaa with a sigh as she stepped out of the mobile clinic offering free AIDS tests in Sale, a conservative city in Morocco where the veiled young woman lives.
Mar 16, 2013 13:35 EDT
Nearly 330 million abortions have been performed in China in the 40 years since it first implemented measures to limit population growth in the world's most populous nation, official data showed.
Mar 15, 2013 09:12 EDT
Swiss police on Friday stormed the Bern home of a self-proclaimed healer who failed to turn up for his trial on charges of injecting 16 people with HIV-tainted blood.
Mar 15, 2013 05:42 EDT
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has warned that a UN document demanding global standards to prevent violence against women is un-Islamic and would lead to the "complete degradation of society."
Mar 15, 2013 04:57 EDT
A small French study of 14 HIV patients who have remained healthy for years after stopping drug treatment offers fresh evidence that early medical intervention may lead to a "functional cure" for AIDS, researchers said.
Mar 14, 2013 19:32 EDT
A small French study of 14 HIV patients who have remained healthy for years after stopping drug treatment offers fresh evidence that early medical intervention may lead to a "functional cure" for AIDS, researchers said Thursday.
Mar 14, 2013 07:53 EDT
As many as 28 percent of South African schoolgirls are HIV positive, according to figures from the country's health minister reported by local media on Thursday.
Mar 11, 2013 20:40 EDT
An estimated 233 million women in their fertile years will lack access to modern contraception by 2015, up from 221 million in 2010, according to a study published on Tuesday.
Mar 11, 2013 15:40 EDT
The erectile dysfunction drug commonly known as Viagra is no help against heart failure and should not be taken for it, according to research out Monday that contradicts previous, smaller studies.
Mar 07, 2013 03:12 EST
At a small and peaceful clinic on the outskirts of Yangon, 20 volunteers tend to 300 HIV patients abandoned by a health care system allowed to crumble during decades of brutal military rule in Myanmar.
Mar 06, 2013 13:43 EST
Hong Kong saw a 17-percent jump in the number of new HIV infections in 2012, driven mainly by sexual transmission, data showed Wednesday, bucking a regional trend of decline.
Mar 06, 2013 11:56 EST
US Catholics want the next pope to modernize the church on issues like birth control and the ordination of women, and believe the current leadership is "out of touch," a poll published Wednesday found.
Mar 05, 2013 05:09 EST
AIDS experts cautioned Monday against hype of a cure after doctors in the United States suppressed HIV in a child born with the virus by administering a potent drug cocktail shortly after birth.
Mar 04, 2013 18:39 EST
Daily doses of drugs or vaginal gels have proven ineffective at preventing HIV infections in southern Africa, a study out Monday revealed, saying most of the women failed to use them as directed.
Mar 04, 2013 16:27 EST
Being HIV-positive raises a person's heart attack risk by about 50 percent, said a study released Monday that confirms earlier findings.