New studies bolster Catholic approach to HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases
CWN - February 16, 2011
Two new scientific studies have underlined the practical wisdom of Church teachings on sexuality, as a means of curbing the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
In Zimbabwe, a team of Harvard researchers found a sharp drop in HIV infection rates, attributable mainly to a change in behavior. “In Zimbabwe, as elsewhere, partner reduction appears to have played a crucial role in reversing the HIV epidemic,” said Daniel Halperin of the Harvard School of Public Health.
In England, two professors at the University of Nottingham found that when the “morning-after pill” is generally available without prescription, there is a rise in the incidence of sexually transmitted disease. The difference is most evident among young teenagers, the researchers found.
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