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Gadrasil Could Prove Effective in Men too

...re viewing it as a valid health response. Social taboos in Third World countries may prove powerful disincentives to breaking the back of cervical cancer, aid workers apprehend. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given almost $28 million US to an international health group to try to figure out h...

Asia Must Overcome HIV Stigma, Say Research Chiefs

... has adopted a different tack to breaking down the taboos regarding HIV with innovative education campaigns such as traffic police handing out condoms, an initiative dubbed "Cops and Rubbers." The country, which has experienced about half a million AIDS deaths and has about the same number of HIV cases, h...

Egypt Outlaws All Female Circumcision

...". Powerful religious leaders, usually silent on taboos relating to female sexuality, have also started to speak out against the practice which many Egyptians believe is a duty under Islam and Christianity. After the death of Shaker, chief mufti Ali Gomaa declared female circumcision forbidden under Isl...

Rajasthan Launches Programs to Overcome Misconceptions About Childbirth

... expected to tackle some common misconceptions and taboos related to childbirth. Along with state's Health Minister Digamber Singh, the emergency contraception program was jointly launched by board members of Population Services International, (PSI), a non-governmental organization, Hollywood actor Ashley...

Destroying Taboos to Improve Patient Care

...tantly, she’ll be knocking down some long-standing taboos by discussing the topic at all. According to Leong, research has shown that half of the patients with rheumatoid arthritis experience a loss of sexual interest, and 60% are completely unsatisfied with their sexual quality of life. Rheumatoid arthri...

Naked truths and Basic Instincts

...cult to hold focus on one spot. Or it could be the taboos and moral ethics that curb the individual which makes him not to look at it for long. However, it cannot be denied or ignored now that the human minds are deliberately tuned to the gripping influence of fantasies and anticipates and detects an un...

PM Stresses Need for More Awareness on Human Sexuality

...ause in our setting, there are still many cultural taboos which prevent the openness in discussions on matters relating to human sexuality," said Manmohan Singh. Releasing a report on "Person-to-person advocacy with parliamentarians on population issues", the prime minister warned: "If we don't wake up (t...

Risk of Silent AIDS epidemic in Middle East and North Africa

...aced people fleeing war and strife, and entrenched taboos about homosexuality have been identified as factors that could lead to a AIDS epidemic in this region. Samir, a Jordanian man affected with HIV who attended the conference said the real problem is not a medical one. "We are not [deemed] normal, HIV...

Chinese NGO To Popularize Sex Education For Youngsters

... for many years. Traditionally there were cultural taboos and people rarely discussed sex publicly -- it was even regarded as a sin. A survey conducted by the association shows that premarital sex, premarital pregnancy, induced abortion and people who have contracted venereal diseases and HIV/AIDS are al...

Need of the Hour: Viable Strategies against AIDS

...ception. The world needs to come out of the social taboos associated and follow the example of African countries that are battling widespread AIDS in their own imitable ways. For example Lesotho has a KYS, or "Know Your Status," policy in place which has been taken up on a national basis so that individuals...

Africa Accounts For 50% Of HIV Patients

... December 2005, the World AIDS Day. The prevailing taboos in the developing nations // and ignorance with regard to AIDS are contributing towards the disease spreading rapidly. The Special Envoy of the U.N Stephen Lewis, has called upon the world’s rich nations to contribute more towards combating the dise...

"Make AIDS Therapy affordable" - Physicians demand

... corruption, lack of public education and cultural taboos and stigma contribute to raise in the infection rate and lack of resources. Unanimousity established over the fact that main culprit has been the astronomic price of cutting-edge antiretroviral medications. Dr. Chris Ouma of the AIDS treatment organ...

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