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Rappler's latest stories on sexual health


Sex delays menopause – study

Jan 15, 2020 - 9:12 AM

The study says intimate relations at least once a week reduce the chances of entering menopause by 28%

[OPINION] What touring the Philippines taught me about sexual health in the country

Nov 30, 2019 - 1:00 PM

I came across some truly eye-opening stories, including a young girl who became a mother at the age of 9 and bore her second child at the age of 10

Trudeau announces landmark investments in women's sexual health rights

Jun 05, 2019 - 10:48 PM

(UPDATED) The financial commitment puts Canada on the map as the world's leading donor to comprehensive sexual reproductive health rights

TRUDEAU. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced his government would raise its funding to support maternal and newborn health around the world. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Pyeongchang sets Winter Olympic record – for condoms

Feb 01, 2018 - 5:25 PM

'We don't expect the athletes to use them all'

OLYMPIC SOUVENIR. This undated handout photo provided by condom-making company Convenience Co. in Seoul on February 1, 2018 shows a product shot of its 'original natural fit premium latex condom.' Convenience Co/Handout/AFP

Want free condoms? SafeSpacesPH app tells you where you can get it

Dec 30, 2017 - 3:57 PM

SafeSpacesPH is a mobile application where establishments that dispense condoms with water-based lubricants can be located

An actual interface of the Safe Spaces App showing the location of Depots and its details. Photo from LoveYourself

This Bangkok restaurant is covered in condoms – for good reason

Nov 07, 2017 - 10:02 PM

At Cabbages & Condoms, it's all about safe sex

CABBAGES AND CONDOMS. The restaurant gives out free condoms and raises funds for a family planning non-profit. Rappler screenshot

Want to tackle economic inequality? Start by meeting women's RH needs – UN

Oct 19, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The United Nations Population Fund's State of World Population 2017 focuses on reproductive health and rights in the age of inequality

Let's talk about sex: Ilya is the adult sex store you never knew you needed

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Armed with a friendly informed staff and several flavors of ice cream the Ilya team is turning sex talk in the Philippines on – one satisfied customer at a time

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Let the good times last: 4 tips for guys

Apr 07, 2017 - 5:30 AM

There’s one area where being first isn’t always a good thing

Pornhub launches online sexual education resource

Feb 02, 2017 - 12:37 PM

The Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center aims to be a new destination for consolidated information on relationships sexuality and sexual health

High approval for cannabis, other measures in US vote

Nov 09, 2016 - 2:43 PM

US voters also weighed in on a slew of ballot measures including several related to marijuana gun control and the death penalty

Voters cast their ballots at voting machines at Shadow Ridge High School on Election Day on November 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Americans across the nation are picking their choice for the next president of the United States. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Sexual transmission of AIDS on the rise in Iran – official

Jul 13, 2016 - 10:46 PM

Iran s deputy health minister Ali Akbar Sayari says the share of HIV transmissions through sexual intercourse has doubled in the last decade from 15 to 30

[Dash of SAS] Pleasure points

Jun 17, 2016 - 11:00 PM

The Pleasure Project is on a relentless pursuit of pleasure in the name of accessible and appealing sex education

Men's liberation

Mar 11, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] So science by creating sperm in the lab may be finding another way to liberate men from the drudgery of their own internal mass production

Teen pregnancy down in Asia-Pacific, except PH – report

Feb 03, 2016 - 1:13 PM

There s been little change in the number of teenage pregnancies in the Philippines says a UN agency

US women 3 times more likely to say they're bisexual – survey

Jan 07, 2016 - 2:40 PM

Increasing numbers of US women say they have had sexual contact with other females new data shows

AS IT HAPPENED: State of World Population Report 2015 Launch

Dec 03, 2015 - 8:41 AM

Read the blog of the Philippine launch of the State of World Population Report 2015 held on December 3 2015

[Dash of SAS] Let’s have a condom talk

Oct 21, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Here are 5 things you should know about those nifty little love gloves

Thoughts of a woman who had an abortion

Oct 03, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Yes we have had abortion We re trying to live like the rest of you normally and in peace But we don t deserve to be treated as outcasts of society

Heat of the moment and no condom? What to do

Sep 19, 2015 - 5:49 PM

So what happens when you re making out but you or your partner don t have a condom? Here s advice for different scenarios

  ("A batch of yellow, blue and red condoms" image courtesy Shutterstock)

Preemptive drug should be routine in AIDS fight – study

Sep 10, 2015 - 7:25 AM

The medicine sold under the brand name Truvada proves almost 90 effective at protecting men taking part in a British study researchers write in The Lancet medical journal

TRUVADA. Image from

Thinking about taking an HIV test? Be brave

Jul 19, 2015 - 1:11 AM

If you want peace of mind and if you want to take care of yourself take the test You’re not alone

Women, are your reproductive rights protected?

May 28, 2015 - 11:14 AM

On the International Day of Action for Women s Health advocates urge the Philippine government to address the country’s grave and systematic violations of women’s reproductive rights

First successful penis transplant performed in South Africa

Mar 14, 2015 - 5:13 AM

Doctors say the man has made a full recovery

The measure of men

Mar 13, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] How useful is this information aside from reassuring the deepest worries of the men in our midst?

What happens when a guy breaks his penis?

Mar 06, 2015 - 7:37 PM

A urologist says that fractures of the penis occur explains how they happen

Mandatory HIV testing? Groups blast DOH chief

May 14, 2014 - 7:39 PM

It has to be said: one of the legacies of Secretary Ona and the Aquino administration will be the HIV epidemic in the country

NO TO MANDATORY. The Network to Stop AIDS Philippines is against mandatory HIV testing in the Philippines. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

DASH of SAS: Let's talk about genital warts

Apr 22, 2014 - 9:12 PM

Globally there are more than 1 7 million cases of genital warts among males and females

In Manila, women demand long-term birth control

Jan 24, 2014 - 4:51 PM

Injectables implants and IUDs are becoming increasingly popular among women in poor communities They want to hold off pregnancy as long as possible

WOMEN'S CHOICE. Long-term contraceptives like implants are popular among women in the city of Manila. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Abortion cases in PH rising: 'RH law would be life saver'

Jan 23, 2014 - 8:37 PM

The PH had 600 000 abortion cases in 2011 Local and international experts say those unwanted pregnancies could have been prevented by the RH law

PIONEER. Former UNFPA Executive Director Nafis Sadik says the agenda on reproductive and sexual and health rights must move forward and faster in the Asia Pacific region. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Court junks petition to stop sexual health forum

Jan 23, 2014 - 6:04 PM

The Pasay court denies the petition on the third day of the 4 day conference

PRO-LIFE. Pro-Life Philippines gathers outside the PICC building on Tuesday, January 21 to protest the ongoing conference attended by delegates from different countries . Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Repro health advocates tell court: No abortion at the forum

Jan 22, 2014 - 8:45 PM

Pasay court notes that anti reproductive health petitioners who seek to stop the conference filed their petition when the event had already opened

Court asked to stop forum on sexual health

Jan 21, 2014 - 7:02 PM

A pro life group says organizing activities that promote abortion and other acts that offend good customs are crimes under Philippine laws

TALK TO THEM. Reproductive health advocate Carlos Celdran breaks into a small Catholic crowd picketing an Asia Pacific conference on reproductive rights in Pasay City. Photo from Carlos Celdran's Instagram

'Int'l RH conference a reminder to SC justices'

Jan 21, 2014 - 4:23 PM

Youth delegates say their advocacy for reproductive and sexual health and rights extends to their harshest critics

PRO-LIFE. Pro-Life Philippines gather outside the PICC building to protest the ongoing  7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights attended by delegates from different countries on Tuesday, January 21. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

World Aids Day: Coming out twice

Dec 04, 2013 - 6:03 PM

I am only brave enough to write this and be open about my status because of the courage of all those affected with HIV who came before me

Alarming: 12 HIV cases a day in PH

Mar 01, 2013 - 6:05 PM

The health department says this is the highest daily rate since government began monitoring HIV cases in the Philippines

The thing about condoms

Feb 15, 2013 - 2:31 PM

Social stigma keeps condom use low in the Philippines

SAFE SEX TALK. Social stigma still keeps condom use low in the Philippines

Erectile dysfunction signals heart troubles: study

Jan 30, 2013 - 1:26 PM

The Australian study the world s largest investigating links between erection problems and heart disease suggested erection problems could act as a warning sign of more serious health issues

[Dash of SAS] 'Ginagamit for sex'

Dec 13, 2012 - 11:42 AM

May no woman ever have to say gamitin to mean sex when she speaks about her body and right to choose her right to love

Why I got tested for HIV

Dec 08, 2012 - 9:30 AM

There’s been a lot of focus on the prevalence of the disease in MSM communities and certain high risk occupations but I think spotlighting these narrow points detracts the public from a larger and scarier truth: HIV does not discriminate

When abortion is humane

Nov 20, 2012 - 10:02 PM

With no access to information about reproductive health no means to purchase services women are backed up against the wall left with no options and only mouths to feed

Mulat Pinoy launches sexual health video contest

Aug 18, 2012 - 5:15 PM

Deadline for submission of entries is Oct 15 2012

Mulat Pinoy launches third annual video contest

Jul 30, 2012 - 1:05 PM

The contest encourages young people to create short vignettes relating their perspectives and experiences regarding the general concept of sexual health sharing with the public their own opinions about what it means to them

Mulat Pinoy video contest

CONVERSATIONS: HIV and AIDS in the Philippines #SexTalk

Jul 18, 2012 - 6:36 PM

Why is HIV still on the rise in the Philippines?

[Dash of SAS] Open Sex

Jul 11, 2012 - 7:06 PM

Guys girls moms and members of the LGBT community discuss why sexual health is everyone’s concern

[Dash of SAS] Sexual Health: Why should you care?

Jun 27, 2012 - 7:09 PM

Sexual health refers to how you would take care of any other part of your body Until we think of it this way we leave out the young girls who are vulnerable to unplanned pregnancies

[Dash of SAS] Call a spade, a spade, and a penis, a penis

Jun 02, 2012 - 12:05 AM

Would it make a difference to men if we called the information they needed to know about the body sexual health?