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Sexual Health Roundup: Illinois to Improve Sex Ed, Changing HPV Messages, and West Virginia Bans Teen Sexting

This week, West Virginia bans sexting among teenagers.

This week, the Illinois senate took up a bill requiring that sex education be medically accurate, West Virginia took on teen sexting, and a new study suggested we may need to change our HPV messages if we want more women to get the vaccine.

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Seeing is Believing: Questions about Faith-Based Organizations Involved in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment

For many years, faith-based health providers have received enormous sums of money from both state-based and private entities to provide healthcare services. More recently, that healthcare has included treatment for people living with HIV and AIDS. Unfortunately, many of these providers do not provide a full range of preventative care, especially advice on the use of and access to condoms to prevent the spread of HIV. Too few people have questioned whether the faith-based groups’ use of those funds is as effective as it might be. This report raises some of those questions and provides some proposals for how we might move forward towards more transparency.

 

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(VIDEO): Why Was Abstinence-only Funding Restored?

When the smoke cleared from health reform, we found out that a quarter of a billion dollars had been inserted into the bill ostensibly as a “sweetner” for conservatives.

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(VIDEO) The Ab-Only Sex-Ed Zombie Can Be Killed!

Last summer, the $50 million-a-year federal Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage grant program died a quiet death, only to come back to life, zombie-like, in the healthcare reform bill.

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The New Health Reform Law: Pros and Cons for Reproductive Health

For the nation’s consumers and providers of reproductive health care, and for advocates of reproductive health and rights, the healthcare reform legislation just enacted is something of a mixed bag.

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Roundup: A Turning Point for the Politics of Abortion?

Have we reached a turning point during this election in the nasty wedge politics of abortion?; Women buying health insurance policies pay a penalty; Colorado personhood amendment could result in outlawing of contraception; Report cites HHS for “impermissible” grants to abstinence-only programs.

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