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Sexual Health Roundup: Virtual STDs, Colorado’s State Sex Ed Program, and Trademarking Vibrators


In this week’s sexual health roundup: researchers create an online model of a simple STD epidemic to see why and when people protect themselves; lawmakers in Colorado propose strengthening that’s state’s sex education law; and a sex toy manufacturer loses its bid for trademark rights. 

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In Malpractice Case, Catholic Hospital Argues Fetuses Aren’t People

(Mark Coggins/flickr)

Lawsuit against Catholic Health Initiatives appealed to Colorado Supreme Court.

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Legal Roundup: On Roe Anniversary Legal Attacks on Reproductive Rights Increase


The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a reminder that the battle for women’s rights is far from over.

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Colorado Supreme Court Blocks Anti-Choicers From Displaying Graphic, Doctored Images in Front of Church

St. John's Church in the Wilderness

A case in Colorado highlights just how far anti-abortion protesters will go in demonstrating against women’s rights, including scaring their own allies.

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Colorado Senate Proposes “Gender-Based Abortions” Ban, While One Rep Wants to Just Ban Abortions

Colorado Capitol building in Denver. (Fox News 31 Denver)

The anti-choice legislators must be bored with no “personhood” initiative to pass their time on.

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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Colorado County Commission Eliminates Funding to Planned Parenthood Affiliate For No Real Reason

Commission Chairman John Martin. Photo: Post Independent.

They do a fine job, said the commissioner who proposed not renewing funds.

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The Elephant in the Room: Why is the Gunman Always Male?

In addition to gun policy reform, gender, and its entanglement with culture, economics, mental health and many other factors, requires serious attention.

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What’s Next In The Litigation Over The Obamacare Contraception Mandate?

photo courtesy of Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com via Flickr

As another federal court temporarily blocks the mandate from taking effect, what comes next in the fight for comprehensive reproductive health care coverage?

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Boulder Church Leaves Anti-Choice “Graveyard” and Fake Photos Up in Front of Polling Place

Photo: ABC7 News.

Yet another reason why churches and polling places don’t mix.

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