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Journal of Sexual Medicine: New Edition Now Available
There is still time to register for the next event in the ISSM Webinar series. "Optimizing Outcomes for Penile Prostheses" will be presented on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 2 pm UTC.
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Bullied Teens Report Risky Sexual Behavior
The November 2020 edition of the Journal of Sexual Medicine can now be accessed online. Check out this issue for the latest research in sexual medicine!
The new JSM brings you studies in sexual behavior, desire, orgasm, surgery, transgender health, and more. See the table of contents here.
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Young adolescents who have been bullied may be more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors, reports a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study.
Using data from the Global School-based Health Survey, researchers analyzed information from over 145,000 students from 53 countries. The participants were between 12 and 15 years old.
Almost 29% of the students had been bullied during the previous 30 days. About 13% had had sexual intercourse.
Those who had been bullied were more likely to have had intercourse and multiple sex partners. They were also more likely to report having sex without a condom.
A dose-dependent relationship was also found, with the intensity of bullying increasing the likelihood of risky sexual behaviors.
More information on the study, including the authors' proposed explanations for their findings, can be found here.