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White House: ‘Critical’ to Handle Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

As RH Reality Check reported last year, the CDC has called neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, an “urgent threat.” Between 1940 and 2007, this bacteria became resistant to whole classes of drugs

The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a looming public health crisis. Last week, the White House simultaneously released a national strategy, a report, and an executive order from the president that takes aim at this issue.

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White House: ‘It’s on Us’ to Prevent Campus Sexual Assault

The Obama administration's new campaign suggests that every member of the campus community has a role to play in changing the culture of sexual assault that has gone unchecked for too long.

The Obama administration’s new campaign suggests that every member of the campus community has a role to play in changing the culture of sexual assault that has gone unchecked for too long.

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Three Infertile Baboons May Mean We’re One Step Closer to Male Birth Control

Vasalgel, a new method of birth control currently in development, could block the vas deferens and prevent sperm from ever being ejaculated. A new study on baboons suggests the product works, but we've been promised male birth control before to no avail.

Vasalgel, a new method of birth control currently in development, could block the vas deferens and prevent sperm from ever being ejaculated. A new study on baboons suggests the product works, but we’ve been promised male birth control before to no avail.

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CDC: One in Five U.S. Women Have Been Raped

A new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds rape, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence are common in this country. Most victims know their perpetrator and experience the first incident before they turn 25.

A new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds rape, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence are common in this country. Most victims know their perpetrator and experience the first incident before they turn 25.

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This Week in Sex: Who’s Having the Best Sex and the Most Sex?

This Week in Sex: Six Laboratory-grown penises are almost read for implanted, research shows men are wired to go for sex instead of food, and an Italian couple apparently became stuck together after sex on the beach.

This week, a new study finds men and lesbians have an easier time reaching orgasm than heterosexual women, research suggests it might behoove partners to do housework to get their significant others in the mood for sex, and a vibrator can be worn as a necklace.

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Just Sign No: More Evidence Virginity Pledges Don’t Work

A new study confirms that virginity pledges don't work—that is, unless the young person signing them already has a high level of religious commitment.

A new study confirms that virginity pledges don’t work—that is, unless the young person signing them already has a high level of religious commitment.

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This Week in Sex: Erectile Dysfunction, Lesbian Sex Positions, and Zero-G Sex Geckos

This week, a debate over sexual dysfunction in active duty servicemen, Cosmopolitan.com takes on lesbian sex positions, and the mission continues for those sex geckos in space.

This week, a debate over sexual dysfunction in active duty servicemen, Cosmopolitan.com takes on lesbian sex positions, and the mission continues for those sex geckos in space.

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This Week in Sex: At-Home STI Tests, New Virus-Killing Condom, and More

This week, LA County is reviving an at-home STI testing service, a new study shows that male circumcision can reduce rates of HIV among women as well as men, and an Australian company gets approval to produce a microbicide condom.

This week, LA County is reviving an at-home STI testing service, a new study shows that male circumcision can reduce rates of HIV among women as well as men, and an Australian company gets approval to produce a microbicide condom.

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Senators Among Those Questioning Cost of Drug to Cure Hepatitis C

Sovaldi is a breakthrough drug that can cure 90 percent of chronic Hepatitis C infections, but industry experts and lawmakers are questioning whether it should cost $84,000 per person.

Sovaldi is a breakthrough drug that can cure 90 percent of chronic Hepatitis C infections, but industry experts and lawmakers are questioning whether it should cost $84,000 per person.

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WHO: Men Who Have Sex With Men Should Consider Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

The World Health Organization wants men who have sex with men to work with their health-care providers to assess their personal risk and determine whether PrEP is right for them.

Contrary to some initial reports, the World Health Organization did not declare that all men who have sex with men should start taking PrEP as a means of preventing HIV. Instead, the group wants this population to work with their health-care providers to assess their personal risk and determine whether PrEP is right for them.

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