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Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth Report Poorer Health

Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth Report Poorer Health

Almost 3% of Minnesota teens identify as transgender or gender-nonconforming, researchers say. And many of them report poorer general health compared to their cisgender peers.

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Viagra Reduces Colorectal Cancer Risk in Mice, Study Finds

Viagra Reduces Colorectal Cancer Risk in Mice, Study Finds

Small doses of Viagra appear to cut colorectal cancer risk in mice, perhaps by as much as 50%, according to a new paper in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. It’s still unclear whether the findings can apply to humans, but future research is planned.

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A Third of Cervical Cancer Survivors Feel Sexual Distress

A Third of Cervical Cancer Survivors Feel Sexual Distress

A recent study published in the journal Psycho-Oncology estimates that about a third of cervical cancer survivors feel sexual distress.

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How Do Alcohol, Marijuana, and Ecstasy Affect the Sex Lives of Young Adults?

How Do Alcohol, Marijuana, and Ecstasy Affect the Sex Lives of Young Adults?

Alcohol, marijuana, and ecstasy (also called MDMA and Molly) can have different sexual effects on young men and women, new research suggests.

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Transgender Adolescents and Body Changes

Transgender Adolescents and Body Changes

A recent study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine explored body composition and shape in transgender adolescents.

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Small Study Links Ibuprofen to Testosterone Issues

Small Study Links Ibuprofen to Testosterone Issues

Men who take over-the-counter ibuprofen might develop problems with testosterone production, according to a small study. In particular, ibuprofen may affect the “pituitary-testis axis,” a system that involves the pituitary gland in the brain and a man’s testes.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest During Sex Unlikely

Sudden Cardiac Arrest During Sex Unlikely

Could a person suffer sudden cardiac arrest by having sex? Scientists say it’s possible, but highly unlikely.

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Understanding the Effects of Biopsies and Prostatectomy

Understanding the Effects of Biopsies and Prostatectomy

Some men worry that having multiple biopsies during active surveillance might negatively affect their erections and urinary function if they need prostate cancer treatment later.

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For Young People, Sexual Trends Have Changed

For Young People, Sexual Trends Have Changed

Clothing, hair styles, and music trends change for young people, and new research suggests that sexual practices do, too.

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Sizing a New Penis for Transgender Men

Sizing a New Penis for Transgender Men

One of the challenges of female-to-male gender transition surgery is the creation of a neophallus – a new penis – that is appropriately sized for sexual activity.

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