Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 14th, 2000
Even without condoms, oral sex is widely regarded to be safe sex, even though health agencies have never officially conceded that. A new study conducted in San Francisco, California, shows that frequent unprotected oral sex can also be risky, though certainly not as much as anal sex.
"The message is not that everyone will get infected through oral sex," said Dr. Frederick Hecht of San Francisco General Hospital, a coauthor of the study. In fact, anal intercourse could be 100 times riskier. Because of declines in...
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