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Center for Sexual Health Promotion

IU Bloomington faculty members selected for Academic Leadership Program

Limestone IU

Four Indiana University Bloomington professors -- Claude Clegg, David Leake, Lesa Hatley Major and Michael Reece -- will take part during the 2013-14 school year in the Academic Leadership Program, which develops leadership potential for faculty who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for academic administration. Full Story >>

IU study reveals sex to be pleasurable with or without use of a condom or lubricant

Debby Herbenick

American men and women rated sex as highly arousing and pleasurable regardless of whether condoms and/or lubricants were used, according to a nationally representative study led by Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington researchers and published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Full Story >>

IU researchers discuss fresh food access, sex and IVF, smoke-free workplaces and more at APHA

Farmers' market

Indiana University researchers in public health, law, informatics/computing, sociology and other fields are participating in the American Public Health Association meeting in San Francisco. This release discusses findings involving access to fresh foods; sex and in-vitro fertilization; Hoosiers' support of workplace smoking bans; childhood obesity and schools; a student-developed mobile health app; and an assessment of parks in Indianapolis. Full Story >>

IU bisexuality studies focus on health, behavior and identity

Brian Dodge and Vanessa Schick

Bisexuality, often stigmatized, typically has been lumped with homosexuality in previous public health research. But when Indiana University scientists recently focused on the health issues and behaviors specific to behaviorally bisexual men and women, they found tremendous variety, and that commonly used labels, such as heterosexual and homosexual, can sometimes do more harm than good. Full Story >>

New study highlights condom use in the U.S. among gay and bisexual men ages 18 to 87

Michael Reece

A new study by researchers at Indiana University and George Mason University provides a large-scale assessment of condom use during the most recent anal intercourse among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in the United States. Findings from this study highlight diversity in condom use behaviors and demonstrate varying degrees of potential risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, regardless of sexual orientation. Full Story >>

IU Health and Wellness

Football Players

In the February IU Health and Wellness tip sheet, IU experts discuss a new study involving return-to-play decisions after athletes suffer concussions, partisan findings in a new study about American singles, and information people might find useful when returning to the dating scene after a long hiatus. Full Story >>