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New Vaginal Ring May Prevent HIV Infection And Pregnancy

Remembering to take birth control pills every day at the same time can be a hassle. Buying condoms adds another thing to our pages-long to-do list. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were an effective birth control and STD-preventative in one? Dr. Brij Saxena, a reproductive biology and endocrinology professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College, has developed a vaginal ring that may prevent sexually transmitted HIV and unintended pregnancy because it releases several types of non-hormonal agents and microbicides. The device has proven to prevent HIV infection in laboratory trials, Saxena said, and it could give women the power to protect themselves effectively and conveniently from an unintended pregnancy and HIV, if future clinical trials are successful. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: A Headache Cure (Or Cause), Plasma TVs, And Britain’s Sex Drive

  • Sometimes sex can cure headaches and sometimes sex can cause headaches. Perhaps it depends on how good the sex is? [ABC]
  • A survey done by British electronics company Comet found that 47 percent of men (and 35 percent of women) would give up sex for six months in exchange for a 50″ plasma TV, illustrating the fact that both men and women know what’s important in life—owning really nice things! [Easier.com]
  • The British Health Department is launching a contraceptive drive today to decrease unwanted pregnancies, pushing for the use of longer-term anti-pregnancy devices like injections and implants. Sure, this might save money on unwanted pregnancies, but these contraceptive methods don’t protect against STDs. [AHN]
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