FULL POST A 61-year-old Army veteran is suing the U. government for million, claiming negligent care resulted in severe frostbite on his penis, leading to its partial amputation. Nash of Louisville, Kentucky, filed suit in federal court Monday.
He is asking for damages for what his lawyer calls "significant mental and emotional distress and trauma as a result of his injuries." In October 2010, Nash underwent surgery at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
And one in five middle school-aged students are doing it, according to a new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics.
Among the 1,285 Los Angeles students aged 10 to 15 surveyed for the study, 20% reported having received at least one sext, while 5% reported having sent at least one sext.
The CDC estimates that people between the ages of 15 and 24 account for half of the 20 million new STI cases that are reported each year.
In the statement, an update from their 2001 position, the pediatricians' organization recommends removing restrictions and barriers that often prevent teens from accessing condoms.
But "CDC used conservative assumptions in generating its estimates, so the true numbers of STIs in the United States may be even higher than estimated." FULL POST The most common sexually transmitted disease is often silent and invisible: human papillomavirus (also called HPV).