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Where Does Your College Rank on Trojan’s 2014 Sexual Health Report Card?

On the cusp of March Madness, there’s a different set of collegiate rankings we’d like to draw your attention to: the top 10 list of universities in terms of sexual health.

We’ve reported on the Trojan™ sexual health report card before, and now that 2014’s results are in, we’re here to see if any of 2013’s data has changed.

If you’re a college student, a parent, a collegiate administrator, or just a curious alum checking up on your alma mater, check out the details on 2014’s sexual health rankings below.

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For Birth Defects Prevention Month, Be Aware of Your Sexual Health

In the medical field, January is designated National Birth Defects Prevention month. For healthcare providers, this means educating the masses on how to prevent birth defects. For expectant families, this should mean arming yourselves with the knowledge you need to stop preventable birth defects.

Here’s what you need to know about STDs in order to prevent birth defects in your kids!

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Are Dating Apps to Blame for an Increase in STDs?

Smart phone use is so ingrained in our modern lives that it only seems inevitable that we would use them to aid in romantic ventures.

But sexual health experts worldwide worry that the rise in popularity of dating apps like Grindr and Tinder are coupled with a rise in STDs, too.

While there are some mobile applications that aim to stop the spread of STDs, others seem to encourage causal sex encounters that are known to up the risk.

Could smart phone apps have something to do with increasing STD rates? Let’s look over the evidence.

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Strain of Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Found in Australia

Doctors in Australia have uncovered a troubling strain of gonorrhea which appears to be resistant to traditional antibiotics.

What does this mean for STD treatment? ARCpoint Labs has the details.

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Do You Know the Differences Between Herpes I & II?

Chances are, most people get their information about STDs from sex ed classes taken long ago, or from quick Google searches when STD symptoms crop up.

As a result, there’s a very simple view of the herpes simplex viruses — and many people accidentally lump the two herpes viruses together when they are distinct infections.

Today, we’re explaining what differentiates herpes I and II.

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Are You Increasing Your Risk of Prostate Cancer?

September is the official Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it the perfect time to learn the basics on the disease, including its risk factors.

Men should know that a having a common STD — trichomoniasis — can put them at risk for the most fatal type of prostate cancer, according to research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Here’s what men need to know about the link between STDs and prostate cancer.

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Can a Shot Protect Your Sexual Health? Here’s the Scoop on STD Vaccines

Abstinence. Condoms. STD testing.

All of these are tried and true ways to lower STD rates. And soon, new STD vaccines will make an appearance on this list.

Here’s what you need to know about the immunizations that can protect you from STDs.

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Tips for Talking to Kids About STDs

One of the hardest things about raising kids is making sure that they get all of the information that they need to make healthy decisions when you’re not around. 84% of American moms report that they want help talking to their children about sexual issues.

For many parents, having a conversation about STDs is very difficult, but making sure that your children are equipped with the facts to make informed decisions is essential.

Fortunately, there are ways to make this difficult conversation go smoothly. Let’s take a look at a few tips that can help.

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Discussing STDs With Your Teen

April is officially designated STD Education & Awareness Month. As we’ve shared before, to be effective, STD education shouldn’t just take place in sex ed class — STD education must also take place in the home early on.

Having the sex talk alone can seem daunting to parents, but discussing sex without discussing safe sex practices and STDs isn’t a good strategy. It’s important that your children understand the risks associated with STDs, as well as how STDs are spread.

Ready to tackle STD education with your kids? Here are our tips for promoting their STD awareness.

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STDs and Cancer Risk: How Does Sexual Health Affect Overall Health?

In 2012, President Barack Obama declared April as Cancer Control Month, a time to spotlight and celebrate the many advancements in cancer treatment, including important prevention efforts such as cancer screenings.

Although most people are very aware of cancer and its affects on people, many are not aware of how their actions and other aspects of their health can increase their cancer risk. When it comes to your sexual health and cancer risk, you should be aware that contracting an STD can increase your risk for many types of cancer.

Here’s the low-down on STDs and cancer risk.

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