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Many factors influence the choice of partner
Many factors influence the choice of partner

Partner selection influenced by hormones, smell and stress The choice of partner is influenced by a wide variety of factors, with subconscious behavior playing a far greater role than most newly in love admit. Scientific studies have shown that stress or taking the pill are related to the feeling of beauty and the choice of partner.

Researcher: is the pill coming for men?
Researcher: is the pill coming for men?

Pill for men successful in mouse testUS scientists have successfully tested the pill for men. In model experiments on mice, the molecule JQ1, which is known from cancer research, achieved "a complete and reversible contraceptive effect", report the researchers led by Martin Matzuk from Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas) in the specialist magazine "Cell".

Study: eyes reveal sexual orientation
Study: eyes reveal sexual orientation

Pupil reaction as an indicator of sexual orientation The sexual orientation can be read from the eyes. As US researchers report in the journal "PLoS ONE", the pupil dilation when viewing the preferred gender "is usually a reliable indicator of sexual orientation.

Notification of gonorrhea and chlamydia required
Notification of gonorrhea and chlamydia required

Doctors advocate an expansion of the reporting obligation for venereal diseases Not least because of the significant increase in gonorrheal diseases in individual federal states over the past ten years, for some time now there has been a reporting obligation for gonorrhea, but also for other venereal diseases, such as Infections with so-called chlamydia are discussed.

Incontinent and impotent after prostate surgery
Incontinent and impotent after prostate surgery

Side effects and loss of quality of life after prostate surgery Prostate surgery often results in significant long-term impairment of the quality of life for those affected, according to the results of an investigation as part of the 2012 Barmer GEK Hospital Report. Since patients can “grow old with a prostate cancer”, which means that it is less threatening than other types of cancer, according to the experts from the Barmer GEK, appropriate surgical interventions should be considered very carefully.

Circumcision does not improve hygiene
Circumcision does not improve hygiene

Circumcision is legitimate only for medical reasons or free will: However, from a doctor's point of view, arguments for better hygiene are unsustainable. According to a recent ruling by the Cologne Regional Court, religiously motivated circumcision of boys is to be regarded as bodily harm and is therefore punishable.

First decline in new HIV infections
First decline in new HIV infections

Fewer new HIV diagnoses in Germany for the first time For the first time in years, the number of new HIV diagnoses has decreased slightly. Researchers believe that improved therapies and low-threshold AIDS testing services have contributed to lowering the infection rate, and the rate of new infections with the HI virus has dropped slightly for the first time in ten years.

Holiday tips from the therapist for couples
Holiday tips from the therapist for couples

Vacation tips from the therapist: Couples expect too much from a vacation together “The vacation was terrible. We have been arguing all the time. ”Couple therapists often hear this sentence. Dariush Barsfeld, author and couple therapist from Darmstadt explains why vacationing together is fraught with conflict and how couples can avoid quarrels.

Syphilis: return of the pleasure epidemic
Syphilis: return of the pleasure epidemic

Rise in syphilis infections in Germany The number of syphilis diseases in Germany has skyrocketed in the past year. Experts warn of a return of the STD, which has almost been forgotten. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported an increase in syphilis diseases in 2011 of 22 percent compared to the previous year.

Significant increase in syphilis infections
Significant increase in syphilis infections

The renaissance of syphilis diseases has increased significantly, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the number of syphilis diseases in Germany has increased massively in the past year. The number of reported syphilis infections increased by more than 20 percent in 2011, the RKI announced on Monday.

Sterilization in men
Sterilization in men

Sterilization in men: uncertainty widespread despite increasing interventions More and more men are being sterilized. When family planning is complete, many couples consider vasectomy to avoid further hormone intake by women or the use of condoms.

What to do if women forget the pill?
What to do if women forget the pill?

Forgotten Pill - What Now? The birth control pill is one of the safest and most popular contraceptives. However, their effectiveness is based on regular intake. The Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) in Cologne explains what happens if the pill is forgotten and how women can still protect themselves from pregnancy.

Increase in malignant oral tumors due to HP viruses
Increase in malignant oral tumors due to HP viruses

More and more oral tumors due to human papillomaviruses, according to medical experts, the number of patients with cancerous tumors in the mouth caused by sexually transmitted viruses is increasing. A study by Norwegian scientists showed an increase of four to five percent per year. According to experts, this is due to an increase in oral sex.

HIV protection: anti-AIDS pill not a miracle cure
HIV protection: anti-AIDS pill not a miracle cure

Truvada: Doctors Criticize HIV Drug An independent expert advice last Thursday recommended that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approve the preventive anti-AIDS drug “Truvada” to protect against HIV infection. Except for the last resort, FDA approval, the anti-AIDS pill has passed all hurdles in the US sector.

Anti-HIV pill just before approval
Anti-HIV pill just before approval

75 percent of the pill is said to protect against HIV infection The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently reviewing the approval of the first anti-HIV pill, the use of which is said to significantly reduce the risk of infection. So far, only condoms have protected against infection with the HIV virus.

Futurologist: Sex and relationships change
Futurologist: Sex and relationships change

Future researchers: sex and partnership change Instead, according to the diary, relationships with multiple partners or partnerships without sex life would become more and more socially relevant.

Similar satisfaction from Facebook as with sex
Similar satisfaction from Facebook as with sex

The self-disclosure on Facebook activates the same brain regions as after a good meal or sex scientists from Harvard University have examined the user behavior of people who regularly use virtual networks like Facebook. It turned out that entries on the platform trigger the same effects in brain regions as after a good meal or sex.

Is there a G-spot in women?
Is there a G-spot in women?

Doctor claims to have discovered the legendary G-spot of women It is doubtful whether the latest research results from the American doctor Adam Ostrzenski should be taken seriously. The expert in cosmetic surgery in the vaginal area claims to have found the G-spot - the legendary area in the vagina that is supposed to give women true sexual fulfillment.

Relationships: Sex as an instrument of power for women
Relationships: Sex as an instrument of power for women

Psychology: Women use sex more often as a power tool than men Whoever has no or very little sex in their partnership for several months should think about the reasons. According to psychologists, sexuality is often used as an instrument of power in relationships. As a rule, it is women who try to influence their partner in this way.

Breast cancer screening is often wrong
Breast cancer screening is often wrong

False alarm in breast cancer screening mammography: Since 2005 women in Germany aged 50 to 69 have been entitled to free breast cancer screening every two years. Even the smallest tumors can be detected in mammography, but it is difficult to distinguish between benign and malignant changes.