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Too Many U.S. Teens Want to Get Pregnant

A recent government report found that more than 40 percent of unmarried U.S. teenagers — or 4.3 million teen males and females — have had sex at least once, and one in five girls said they’d be happy to get pregnant.

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Study Finds Gaps in Pregnancy Counseling for HIV-Positive Women

More than half of HIV-positive women who wish to have children have not received adequate pregnancy counseling from their health care providers, according to a study published in the May 20 issue of AIDS Patient Care and STDs.

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Male, Black, Infected? CDC estimates 1 in 16 Black Men Will Contract HIV

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 16 Black Men will contract HIV, and 1 in 30 Black Women in their lifetime.

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Mississippi Fails Yet Again on Women’s Rights

Mississippi continues to disappoint me time and time again. Women’s rights and reproductive justice have been thrown under the bus for the selfish reasons of a Governor who believes it’s his right to decide what to do with women’s bodies.

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Africa Must Change Messaging to Fight HIV

Recently,  researchers, policy makers, and community advocates from over 35 different countries descended on Pittsburgh, PA to attend the 2010 Microbiocides Conference (M2010). 

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Personal Reflections on Contraceptive Choice

My own experiences made me realize how important it is to have real choices in contraceptive methods, and to know that my doctor or provider will give me unbiased information based on good evidence.

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Dear NARAL and Newsweek: I’m A Young Feminist and I Care

NARAL says the younger feminists aren’t as involved in the movement; that we’ve got a “lack of passion.” To that I say – we are here, they just need to pay attention.

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Unsafe Abortion in Nigeria: New Concerns, Old Problems

Parable: A renowned “man of God” abhorred abortion, until his own wife was raped and, out of pride, he chose a back-alley abortion over a safe procedure, permanently harming his wife. In Nigeria, this scenario is all too common.

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AIDS On the Rise Among Cuban Youth: Do We Care Enough?

HIV infections are on the rise among Cuban youth.  But the problem is not that youth don’t care about their future, the problem is that we don’t care about their future.

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Single, Black, Infected? Black Women and Genital Herpes

Members of the black community have to break the silence on issues of reproductive and sexual health, or problems like genital herpes will become much bigger than they are today.

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