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Posts from the ‘Journalism’ Category

Another testosterone drug trial for female sexual dysfunction launched

9th November 2012

Dr Petra

TweetRecently Trimel Pharmaceuticals have announced they are enrolling women into a drug trial to test a ‘use as required’ testosterone…



G-spot discovery, medicalization and media hype

25th April 2012

Dr Petra

TweetThis post focuses on research reported today on the discovery of the g-spot. If you are a journalist on a…



Outside my experience,so it can’t be normal:mainstream media and neonatal death

10th January 2012

Dr Petra

TweetThis posts tackles the topic of stillbirth and neonatal death and may be triggering to those affected. Information about support…



A tragic case of medical misconduct

8th December 2011

Dr Petra

TweetIn 2008 Alice Dogruyol representing The Spa PR Company wrote to me requesting I plug a new genital cosmetic procedure…



A little bit more on the medicalisation of sex

13th June 2011

Dr Petra

TweetIt’s been a while since I’ve written about medicalisation. Which seems as good an excuse as any to revisit this…



¼ men worried about the amount of porn they watch online

22nd April 2011

Dr Petra

Radio 1 is the latest media outlet to seemingly stuff up a sex survey.



Contraceptive Implants and Media Panics – what you need to know

6th January 2011

Dr Petra

This post tackles the media coverage of the contraception implant, issues over safety and effectiveness and contains advice for anyone who might be worried about using the implant (Implanon). As well as information and resources for journalists and reproductive healthcare professionals.



80% of women have enlarged labia? That would be a ‘sex panther’ statistic

6th September 2010

Dr Petra

TweetFans of the movie Anchorman will no doubt be familiar with the men’s fragrance ‘Sex Panther’. If you hadn’t heard…



Pox-ridden dictators, media delusions and online activism–36 hours in the syphilis/social networking story

26th March 2010

Dr Petra

TweetYou may have seen or heard the news coverage yesterday suggesting a link between rising rates of Syphilis and hooking…



Contraceptive pills from your pharmacist? Looking beyond the media hype

16th December 2009

Dr Petra

You may have read in the papers that the oral contraceptive pill’s going to be available in pharmacists. It’s certainly got some right wing papers and faith based groups in a state. But is it true? And if so, how does this fit with current sexual health provision?