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  • Contraception
  • Typically, such programs limit the discussion of contraception and condoms to their failure rates, 5 and teach the "gains to be realized by abstaining from sexual activity" and that a "mutually faithful monogamous relationship in the context of marriage is the expected standard of human sexual activity. (guttmacher.org)
  • examine
  • The 1988 and 1995 cycles of the National Survey of Family Growth and five rounds of the General Social Survey conducted from 1988 to 1996 are used to examine women's and men's numbers of recent sexual partners. (guttmacher.org)
  • pregnancy
  • 5 Numerous studies have investigated correlates of unintended pregnancy and STI risk among young Jamaican females, including early sexual debut and multiple sexual partners, 6 forced first sex 7 and having a first partner who is not a steady boyfriend. (guttmacher.org)
  • Both quantitative and qualitative studies provide useful insight into factors associated with sexual activity and unintended pregnancy among Jamaican youth, but they are usually based on small samples, generally from school-based surveys in limited geographic areas. (guttmacher.org)
  • The Link Between Couples' Pregnancy Intentions And Behavior: Does It Matter Who Is Asked? (guttmacher.org)
  • Characteristics
  • The problem is analysed from the point of view of mental level, personal characteristics, sexual life and tendency to psychical maladaptation in this disorder. (biomedsearch.com)
  • condoms
  • of those, 12% and 52%, respectively, had had more than one sexual partner, and 49% and 46% had used condoms ?inconsistently or not at all. (guttmacher.org)
  • factors
  • Several factors affect the chance that an individual will encounter an infected sexual partner and, if so, become infected with an STD. (guttmacher.org)
  • women
  • At least three-quarters of sexually active U.S. women and men in the late 1980s and mid-1990s had had only one sexual partner in the preceding 12 months. (guttmacher.org)
  • essential
  • Histone deacetylation during brain development is essential for permanent masculinization of sexual behavior. (biomedsearch.com)
  • It was found that during the critical period for sexual differentiation, histones associated with promoters of essential genes in masculinization of the brain (estrogen receptor α and aromatase) in the medial preoptic area, an area necessary for male sexual behavior, were differentially acetylated between the sexes. (biomedsearch.com)
  • important
  • We hypothesized that alteration of histone acetylation status early in development by sex steroid hormones is important for sexual differentiation of the brain. (biomedsearch.com)
  • however, for lower class men who lack the economic resources to fulfill this role, demonstration of sexual virility is more important. (guttmacher.org)
  • receptivity
  • 7 ) address these questions by using ovariectomized rats and quantifying lordosis quotient, one of the well characterized components of sexual receptivity. (pnas.org)
  • Undaunted, Hatfield went on to write or co-write many books and papers based on her research, among them A New Look at Love, which won the American Psychological Foundation's National Media Award, and the often-cited Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality article "Gender Differences in Receptivity to Sexual Offers" (1989). (wikipedia.org)
  • The progesterone active metabolites 5α-dihydroprogesterone, also a progestogen, and allopregnanolone, which are positive allosteric modulators of the GABAA receptor, have been found to rapidly influence sexual receptivity and behavior in mice, actions that are GABAA receptor-dependent. (wikipedia.org)
  • symptoms
  • The self-reported STI-like symptoms and unsafe sexual behavior taken together as a predictor of confirmed STIs improve the sensitivity to a significantly greater degree (χ 2 = 2.83, p (wikipedia.org)
  • These results provide preliminary support for the importance of population-based surveys, which collect all the three types of data such as reported behavior, symptoms and laboratory confirmed STIs for a full understanding of sexual risk and STIs and for identification of sub-groups within communities that vary in their ability to identify STI symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • frequency
  • Despite their frequency of use, the utility of self-report measures to provide an accurate account of actual behavior are questioned, and methods of enhancing their accuracy should be a critical focus when administering such measures. (wikipedia.org)
  • laboratory
  • The behavior of laboratory animals demonstrates a mental experience wherein the animal's instincts tell it if it carries out a certain action, it will then receive what it needs. (wikipedia.org)
  • behavioral
  • Sexual health risk reduction can include motivational exercises, assertiveness skills, educational and behavioral interventions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ford and Beach employ a "cross-cultural correlational method" in exploring sexual behavior, a statistical approach suitable for distinguishing behavioral trends and making generalizations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Self-reported assessments of sexual behavior are prone to a number of measurement concerns which may affect the reliability and validity of a measure, ranging from a participant's literacy level and comprehension of behavioral terminology to recall biases and self-presentation (or confidentiality concerns resulting from stigmatization of the behavior in question). (wikipedia.org)
  • health
  • No matter what it's called or the exact nature of the behavior, untreated compulsive sexual behavior can damage your self-esteem, relationships, career, health and other people. (mayoclinic.org)
  • But not all mental health professionals are experienced in treating compulsive sexual behavior, so make sure you find a therapist who is competent in this area. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Keep in mind what you say to a doctor or mental health professional is kept confidential, except in cases where you report that you're going to hurt yourself or someone else, you report sexual abuse of a child, or you report abuse or neglect of someone in a vulnerable population. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior is a study of human sexual behavior conducted in the United States by the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University in Bloomington. (wikipedia.org)
  • reward
  • Learned behaviors that have been demonstrated in laboratories have provided good evidence that animals have instinct and a reward system. (wikipedia.org)
  • activity
  • These early traumatic experiences may lead you to feel shameful and unworthy, emotions that can inhibit normal sexual expression and intimacy and can result in extremes in sexual activity. (dreddyclinic.com)
  • The latest estimates suggest 12.5 per cent of boys and 6.9 per cent of girls have had sex before the age of 15, but these figures may be skewed by the tendency of boys to exaggerate sexual activity. (medindia.net)
  • Several species in the animal kingdom turn to sexual activity as a way to solve a disagreement. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sexual activity in bonobos is very high, yet the rate of reproduction is the same as a chimpanzee. (wikipedia.org)
  • After their quick sexual activity, the female will take a portion of the male's food. (wikipedia.org)
  • Only a low level of sexual activity among the approximately 800 teenagers surveyed was found with incidence increasing with age. (wikipedia.org)
  • Women reported less satisfaction with sexual activity than men with less pleasure, less arousal, and fewer orgasms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Before and during ovulation, high levels of oestrogen and androgens result in women having an increased interest in sexual activity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Publication
  • The official publication of the International Academy of Sex Research, is dedicated to the dissemination of information in the field of sexual science, broadly defined. (springer.com)
  • Together with Homosexualities: A Study of Diversity Among Men and Women (1978), Homosexuality: An Annotated Bibliography is part of a series of books that culminated in the publication of Sexual Preference in 1981. (wikipedia.org)
  • measures
  • The effects of b -endorphin or naloxone on measures of masculine sexual behavior. (acnp.org)
  • To this end, the validity of self-reported sexual risk measures can be strengthened by the level of concordant answers obtained from sexual partners or through more objective measures of risk (such as the incidence of pregnancy, HIV or other STDs. (wikipedia.org)
  • human
  • In this work of scientific literature, the authors integrate information about human sexual behavior from 191 different cultures, and include detailed comparisons across animal species, with particular emphasis on primates. (wikipedia.org)
  • Book
  • Released in 1951, between the two volumes of the Kinsey Reports, the book was highly influential in the study of sexual behavior, and provided the intellectual foundation for the later research of Masters and Johnson. (wikipedia.org)
  • reduce
  • The delivery of risk behavior assessments via the internet or computer can increase a sense of privacy, and may reduce self-presentation biases. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Compulsive behaviors are a need to reduce apprehension caused by internal feelings a person wants to abstain from or control. (wikipedia.org)
  • work
  • Is my sexual behavior hurting my relationships with friends and family, affecting my ability to work, or resulting in negative consequences, such as getting arrested? (dreddyclinic.com)
  • Is my sexual behavior hurting my relationships, affecting my work or resulting in negative consequences, such as getting arrested? (mayoclinic.org)
  • Bell and Weinberg, writing with sociologist Sue Kiefer Hammersmith, noted that their work Sexual Preference (1981) was the culmination of a series of publications that began with Homosexuality: An Annotated Bibliography and included Homosexualities: A Study of Diversity Among Men and Women. (wikipedia.org)
  • make
  • The authors claimed to make no judgements of moral value, though their study is considered supportive of sexual relativism. (wikipedia.org)
  • changes
  • The greater the distance is between these innate motives and the external persona, the greater the tendency for this period to be defined as a " crisis " and for dramatic changes in overt behavior and preferences to occur. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Laboratory animal experiments find that for doses within the range of human exposures, fetal exposure to BPA is linked to developmental and reproductive harm including earlier onset of puberty, increased susceptibility to breast and prostate cancer, and changes in gender-specific behavior caused by altered brain development. (saferchemicals.org)
  • species
  • Many species have multiple sexual ornaments, whereby females select mating partners using several cues instead of only one cue. (wikipedia.org)
  • Like many species, the scarlet shiner undergoes sexual dimorphism during the breeding months, in which breeding males often have a bright blue, shiny coloration with their bright red fins while females have red fins that are much less visible than the males. (wikipedia.org)
  • harm
  • In alleged sex discrimination cases without a Tangible Employment Action, employers may prove that: the employer exercised reasonable care to prevent and correct promptly any sexually harassing behavior, and that the employee unreasonably failed to take advantage of any preventative or corrective opportunities provided by the employer or to avoid harm otherwise. (wikipedia.org)
  • child
  • Sometimes these laws overlap with age of consent laws, laws preventing the exposure of children to pornography, laws making it a crime for a child to be involved in (or exposed to) certain sexual behaviors, and the production and ownership of child pornography (sometimes including simulated images). (wikipedia.org)
  • Depletion of macronutrients and micronutrients promotes viral replication that contributes to greater risks of HIV transmission from mother-to-child as well as those through sexual transmission. (wikipedia.org)
  • months
  • The first married couple in space created months of speculation and jibes from the media about the possibility of them having sexual relations in orbit, but NASA officials were not amused and vehemently shot down the rumors, noting among other things the lack of privacy in the cramped Shuttle cabin and the physics of zero gravity making intercourse difficult if not impossible. (wikipedia.org)
  • Western gray squirrels reach sexual maturity at 10 to 11 months, and at approximately one year of age, will begin breeding. (wikipedia.org)
  • another
  • To meet a diagnosis of trichotillomania, your hair pulling must also cause you significant distress or social or occupational impairment and you may not have another mental health disorder that better explains your behaviors. (choosehelp.com)
  • Sex laws vary from one place or jurisdiction to another, and have varied over time, and unlawful sexual acts are also called sex crimes. (wikipedia.org)