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Youth largely underestimate the risks of contracting STIs through oral sex

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The Conversation, January 2022 / The Annals of Family Medicine, January 2022 Young people are largely unaware of the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, through oral sex. That’s the finding of our recent study, published in Annals of Family Medicine.* Historically, research on reducing STI transmission among young people has focused primarily on heterosexual vaginal...

A cross-sectional study of male and female kissing partners among MSM

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Chow Eric P. F., Phillips Tiffany R., Tran Julien, Aung Ei T., Maddaford Kate, Fairley Christopher K. (2022) A cross-sectional study of male and female kissing partners among men who have sex with men. Sexual Health 19, 27-32.  Abstract Background: Kissing may be a risk factor for gonorrhoea. Past studies have focused on male kissing partners among men who have sex with men (MSM). This study...

Kissing may be an important and neglected risk factor for oropharyngeal gonorrhoea

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Kissing may be an important and neglected risk factor for oropharyngeal gonorrhoea: a cross-sectional study in men who have sex with men Chow EPF, Cornelisse VJ, Williamson DA, et al Sexually Transmitted Infections 2019;95:516-521. Abstract: Objectives A mathematical model suggested that a significant proportion of oropharyngeal gonorrhoea cases are acquired via oropharynx-to-oropharynx...

Experts debate whether kissing is to blame for gonorrhoea spread

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Sydney Morning Herald, July 18, 2019 — 2.00am The long-held position of sexual health experts is that gonorrhoea is transmitted by the penis, but an Australian researcher is studying the possibility the infection can be spread by kissing. At the STI and HIV World Conference in Vancouver on Thursday, Professor Kit Fairley from Monash University will be arguing his case in a debate with Professor...

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