Tag: sexual

Perceptions of body image linked to sexual dysfunction

After working with adolescents for several years before her time at the University of Missouri, Virginia Ramseyer Winter noticed most of the teens she interacted with were dissatisfied with their bodies, regardless of the size and shape of their body. Now the director of the MU Center for Body Image Research & Policy, Ramseyer Winter

Sexual Harassment Common in Orthopedic Surgery Residents

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2020 — A high proportion of female orthopedic surgery trainees report experiencing sexual harassment during residency, according to a study published online Aug. 26 in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Emily Whicker, M.D., from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and colleagues evaluated sexual harassment during residency among female orthopedic surgeons. Between

Problematic smartphone use linked to poorer grades, alcohol misuse and more sexual partners

A survey of more than 3,400 university students in the U.S. has found that one in five respondents reported problematic smartphone use. Female students were more likely be affected and problematic smartphone use was associated with lower grade averages, mental health problems and higher numbers of sexual partners. Smartphones offer the potential of instant, round-the-clock

Chile’s new sexual freedom leads to AIDS spike

The winds of change are blowing through Chile where a youthful sexual revolution is shattering taboos—but also sparking an explosion of HIV cases that has set off alarm bells in the traditionally conservative Latin American country. Chile has the highest rate of HIV cases in the region—some 5,816 new cases were registered last year, a

Type 2 diabetes: Sexual orientation may influence risk

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that more than 30 million people in the United States live with type 2 diabetes. Many of the risk factors for diabetes are lifestyle habits that can be changed. Being physically active, eating right, and trying to maintain a healthy weight can all lower the risk. Some other

Teen sexting linked to intimate partner violence, sexual abuse

(HealthDay)—Teen sexting is associated with sexual abuse, with higher victimization in girls and intimate partner violence perpetration in boys, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, held from May 5 to 8 in Toronto. Kanani E. Titchen, M.D., from the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in New York City,