New research shows ridesharing services reduce sexual assault

Research Study Key Takeaways: Ridesharing can reduce a passenger’s risk of being a target of sexual assault by providing a more reliable and timely transportation option for traveling to a safer place. The entry of Uber into a city contributes…

One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to products for preventing HIV from anal sex

The initial insights from the study, aptly named DESIRE (Developing and Evaluating Short-acting Innovations for Rectal Use), are being reported on March 6 in a Science Spotlight session at the virtual meeting of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections…

Reimbursing hospitals for postpartum contraception could prevent unintended pregnancies

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new study finds that providing people who have recently given birth access to long-acting reversible methods of contraception, such as intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants, could help prevent them from unintentionally falling pregnant in…

FGM safeguarding policies are alienating UK’s African diaspora communities

AHEAD of tomorrow’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, by the United Nations, FORWARD, the leading African women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls, and the University of Huddersfield have published new research that…

U.S. Air Force Academy intervention reduces unwanted sexual contact by over 40 percent

Study led by George Mason University College of Health and Human Services faculty finds that prevention program effectively reduces unwanted sexual contact among Air Force Cadets, addressing gap in rigorously tested interventions.

‘Tri-active’ contraceptive gel combines spermicidal, anti-viral, libido-enhancing agents

Researchers from North Carolina State University have created a trifunctional contraceptive gel that contains spermicidal, anti-viral and libido-enhancing agents in one formulation. When tested in a rat model, the gel both enhanced male libido and prevented pregnancy in 100% of…

Community-based programs reduce sexual violence, study shows

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22, 2020 – Through small, neighborhood classes, researchers at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Promundo-US significantly reduced sexual violence among teenage boys living in areas of concentrated disadvantage. The study, published today in JAMA , is the…