Female Orgasm Is Evolution’s Happy Gift
Yale’s Gunter Wagner, the Alison Richard Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Professor Mihaela Pavlicev from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, have theorized that the orgasm is a sort of happy evolutionary gift inherited from older lineages of animals who only ovulate during copulation.
Yale Alumnus Pledges $5 Million for Yale School of Public Health Fund and Professorship to Advance LGBTQ Mental Health
Yale School of Medicine alumnus David R. Kessler, M.D. ’55, is directing $5 million from his estate to the Yale School of Public Health, part of which is intended for the creation of a David R. Kessler Endowed Professorship. The professorship and accompanying resource fund will support teaching and research associated with improving LGBTQ mental health.
Surgery – and an Environment – that Breaks New Ground
Yale was the first medical center in New England to provide gender affirming surgery for male-to-female transgender patients and remains the only site in Connecticut to offer the procedure. The Director of the Gender Affirming Surgery Program, Dr. Stanton Honig, is most proud of the environment that his team has created.
Raising the Volume: Yale student-run biomedical journal focuses on sex and gender
One of the primary missions of Women’s Health Research at Yale is training the next generation of scientists to study the influence of sex and gender. And perhaps there is no one better to voice that necessity than a member of that generation.
Ready for Round Two? Why Your Guy Needs a Break Between Orgasms
Summary: Why are women ready to go again post-climax but it takes longer for males? If you and your partner have recently had sex and you're laying there wondering when he's going to be ready for round two, you may be waiting awhile. Even though your man may want to have sex again, his body physically might not be able to. This is known as the male refractory period (MRP), which is the time span after ejaculation when he is unable to get an erection again. MRP can last for a few minutes to a few days. Why does this happen? After an orgasm happens, both your body and brain are overwhelmed with sensation. The nerves that were stimulated during sex are sending signals to the pleasure part of your brain, releasing oxytocin, a powerful brain chemical (also known as the love hormone) that can make you feel closer and more connected with you partner. Is there anything you can do to help reduce MRP? Charles Walker, MD, shares what MRP is and why your guy needs a break between sex sessions.Source: RadioMD Stay Well - HER Radio
Outsmarting Herpes: Researchers Use the Body's Natural Defenses to Stop Outbreaks
Ever since receiving the first of two seed grants from Women’s Health Research at Yale in 2003, Dr. Akiko Iwasaki’s lab has established groundbreaking insights into the transmission, treatment and possible prevention of herpes.
Game Teaches Sexual Safety Is Nothing to Play With
Researchers at Yale University are testing whether a humorous card game can help young, black women reduce their chances of contracting HIV and AIDS—part of a new but growing trend examining whether games can spur health behavior changes.Source: Connecticut Health I-Team
The Cardiovascular and Sexual Health Clinic
The Cardiovascular and Sexual Health Clinic is the result of a unique collaboration between the specialties of Cardiovascular medicine and Urology and will focus on the reciprocal association between sexual dysfunction and cardiovascular disease and will offer comprehensive cardiovascular and urologic evaluation to patients with sexual dysfunction and early cardiovascular or peripheral vascular disease or without established disease but with clear risk factors for the development of cardiovascul