Programs reduce high-risk sexual behavior in teens

Seems that if you teach kids about risks, instead of teaching them just abstinence and avoidance of condoms, they actually learn more and have sex less. Hmmm…

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Intensive programs designed to prevent HIV infection in teens can delay the onset of sexual activity, decrease the number of sex partners and increase the use of condoms, according to a review of studies conducted between 1985 and 2001.

In addition to using condoms more often and having sex less frequently, teens who participated in intensive HIV risk-reduction programs developed better skills for negotiating lower-risk sexual encounters and talked about safer sex more often with their partners than teens who did not participate in HIV programs.


Years back, I used to kid about a “craptop” – a laptop to use on the potty. Gotta hand it to Microsoft on this one for implementation. The two questions that come to mind: 1. Does it auto-clean the keyboard after every use? 2. Why would you ever get up?

From the outside, the iLoo is little different from other portable toilets. But inside, Microsoft serves up accoutrements that might rival some iLoo users’ home PC setups. A Windows XP-powered computer resides under the sink with connection to 6-channel surround audio. A flat-screen plasma display swivels out from the side of the cabin, and a waterproof wireless keyboard can be placed on the lap for comfort.
The iLoo is equipped with 802.11b wireless networking for providing broadband Internet access. The toilet uses vacuum suction to dispose of waste.

From MSN NewsMSN UK tests potty surfing