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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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Sexual Health Roundup: Michael Douglas Backtracks, Parents in China Want Sex Ed, and Condoms for Batman?

Michael Douglas backtracks on his claims that cunnilingus caused his cancer.

This week, Michael Douglas backtracked on his assertion that HPV caused his cancer, parents in China said they want sex education, a study showed Australian kids in same-sex families are doing well, and Durex’s new social media campaign backfired.

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Sexual Health Roundup: HPV Vaccinations Work, Circumcision Reduces STDs, and You Should Have More Sex Than Your Friends

New research shows that widespread HPV vaccination works to reduce genital warts, at least in Australia.

New research shows that widespread HPV vaccination works to reduce genital warts, at least in Australia. And the key to happiness? Don’t just have more sex—make sure you’re having more sex than your friends.

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Australia’s Only Clinic For Later Term Surgical Abortions Will No Longer Provide Services After 24 Weeks

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Any Australian woman needing a later term abortion will now need to induce a pregnancy, and only under very strict circumstances.

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New Resource in Australia Promotes Parent-Child Communication About Sexuality

The Western Australian Department of Health released a new book designed to help parents send healthy messages about sexuality to their children, and there doesn’t seem to be any controversy.

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Morning Roundup: Does HIV Cure Lie in Stem Cell Transplants?

A man has no remaining trace of HIV after a stem cell transplant; PEPFAR agreements with South Africa; parenting consequence lessons in Texas; Australia’s adoption rate plummets.

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Queensland Abortion Verdict: Not Guilty

Queensland’s Tegan Leach and her partner were unanimously found not guilty of inducing a miscarriage after one hour of jury deliberation

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Queensland Abortion Trial May Revolve Around One Word: “Noxious”

Testimony has ended for the Queensland abortion trial.  But while we await a verdict from the jury, the bigger problem is politicians who refuse to address an outdated abortion law.

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Cairns Abortion Case to Begin October 12th

In a ramp up to a historic abortion trial, Queensland reproductive rights activists use protests and public awareness to show the shortcomings in a century-old law.

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Roundup: Making Birth Control Available at Bruce Randolph Public School

A Denver school makes borth control available to its students, and parents as far away as Alabama are upset.  Plus, more from the “anti-epidural” legislator

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