Yale Study Reveals Social Media Habits of Black Teen Girls and Guides Risk-reduction Video Game
To support the development of a multiplayer risk-reduction videogame for Black teen girls, researchers at Yale conducted a study that sheds light on the social media habits of these teens in evaluating and choosing potential romantic partners. The results were published in the July 24 issue of Social Media & Society.
Can a Mobile App Reduce Intimate Partner Violence?
Dr. Trace Kershaw, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will develop a data-driven behavioral intervention using a mobile app designed to improve decision-making for mothers and daughters exposed to violence in the home and reduce high-risk behaviors and future intimate partner violence.
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.
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 Importance of Nerve Function
Key Points: *Nerve function is one part of a complex system that produces erections. *Some of the most small and fragile nerves in the body are the ones that run to the penis and help create an erection. *Any nerve damage, including damage that results from diabetes, can contribute to or cause erectile dysfunction.Source: Giddy [a sexual health publication]