Archive for the ‘Men’s Health-Erectile Dysfunction’ Category

 

PEEPERS: EARLY LIFE

March 30th, 2009

Peepers show a strong tendency to be the youngest children of their parents. The portion who were the youngest far exceeds mathematical expectation and, conversely, the proportion who were eldest children is much too small. In all but three of the groups available for comparison (peepers, aggressors vs. minors, and homosexual offenders vs. adults), the [...]

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HIV TREATMENT: THE T-HELPER-CELL COUNT AND VIRAL LOAD

March 27th, 2009

The viral load test may be a better indicator of disease progression than the T-helper-cell count, and it may indicate disease progression more quickly. This test can also be used to determine whether or not medication changes have been effective. For instance, with the initiation of a new medication, one would hope to see a [...]

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STD: HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOURSELF FROM BECOMING INFECTED WITH HEPATITIS B

March 27th, 2009

A safe and effective protective vaccine against hepatitis B has been available for over fifteen years. This vaccine is manufactured from proteins from the surface of the hepatitis B virus. (An older vaccine that is seldom used today is pooled from donated blood. It is treated to prevent transmission of known bloodborne infections, including HIV, [...]

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STD: TESTING FOR CHANCROID

March 27th, 2009

The specific tests for chancroid involve taking material directly from ulcers and culturing it using a special medium for the bacteria. Blood tests designed to detect the body’s immune response (antibodies) to the infection may also help with the diagnosis. The cultures are not always positive when a person has the disease, so a negative [...]

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STD EXAMINATION: WHAT YOUR PROVIDER MUST DO AFTER PHYSICAL AND BLOOD TESTS

March 27th, 2009

After the physical examination has been completed and blood has been taken for testing, your health care provider will explain what he or she has seen on examination and what diagnoses have been made, and then will discuss treatment, if any is needed. (You may need to wait until the results of the tests are [...]

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SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTION SYMPTOMS: DISCHARGE FROM THE VAGINA

March 27th, 2009

Most women have a clear, odorless discharge from the vagina that is perfectly normal. The amount of discharge varies from woman to woman, and it varies for most women over the course of the monthly cycle. The discharge is the normal fluid or lubrication produced by the vagina and the cervix. It can be especially [...]

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PERMANENT METHODS OF BIRTH CONTROL: VOLUNTARY STERILIZATION

March 25th, 2009

Voluntary sterilization is the most popular method of birth control in America. More than 1 million women and men choose to have the procedures every year. Sterilization is surgical birth control—it is intended to be permanent, and it is not easily reversed. Vasectomy is the surgical operation for men. It blocks the vas deferens. Tubal [...]

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PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX. PARAPHILIAS

March 25th, 2009

Paraphilias That Rely on Consent Most paraphilias, like fetishism, are not dangerous and rely on the involvement of consenting partners. Here are some other common paraphilias that rely on consent: Pictophilia. Sexual arousal becomes dependent on viewing pornographic pictures, movies, or videos, with or without a partner. Transvestophilia. Sexual arousal becomes dependent on wearing clothing, [...]

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PUBERTY AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN SUBHUMAN MAMMALS

March 25th, 2009

Although the dependence of sexual behavior on gonadal hormones has been demonstrated in numerous experiments involving gonadectomy and hormonal replacement, there are very few research data available on the emergence of sexual behavior during spontaneous pubertal development. The most comprehensive studies on lower mammals have been reported by S?dersten and others who assessed sexual behavior [...]

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CHILDHOOD SEXUALITY: ENCOUNTERS. SUCKING RELATIONSHIP

March 25th, 2009

Infants also can be divided into two categories based on the extent to which they seek close personal contacts—noncuddlers and cuddlers. Noncuddlers reach this developmental stage somewhat later than do cuddlers. Noncuddlers show displeasure at being restricted and contained from the early weeks, initially through restlessness. At nine or ten months, when they can crawl [...]

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