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Global Roundup: Victory for Aung San Suu Kyi; Tracking Real-Time Rape in Syria

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Weekly global roundup: Burmese democracy activist wins historic Parliament seat; the UN investigates honor killings in India; Open source rape tracking in Syria; and female condoms make a comeback in Nigeria.

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Condoms Breaking? Ur (Probably) Doin’ It Wrong.

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Want to do your part to help prevent the spread of HIV this World AIDS Day?  One of the easiest ways we can all do that is to use condoms correctly and consistently, avoiding common mishaps which can result in rips or breaks.

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If You Use the Pill, Do You Still Have to Use Condoms?

Is one reliable method of contraception okay, or do you need two? There's no rule for everyone, just what level and kind of protection you want and what you feel best about.

Is one reliable method of contraception okay, or do you need two?  There’s no rule for everyone, just what level and kind of protection you want and what you feel best about.

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Roundup: DC’s Female Condom Campaign Grows

The nation’s capitol is engaged in a multi-faceted approach to increase availability of the new and improved female condom.

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(VIDEO) Is Representing Women of Color Really That Important?

In a video about condoms the only colors shown are white and light-skinned people. That’s a problem. But it’s also a problem that White people don’t get why that is a problem.

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District of Columbia To Offer Free Female Condoms

The District of Columbia will begin distributing free female condoms in an effort to reduce HIV infections.  The new program will make 500,000 female condoms available in beauty salons, convenience stores and high schools in parts of the city with high HIV rates. DC is the first city in the nation to make female condoms available for free.

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FDA Approves Next Generation Female Condom

Yesterday the FDA approved the second-generation female condom, expanding the “prevention toolkit” and offering women a less expensive contraceptive and STI prevention option.

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Promoting the Female Condom in India: A New Approach

Last month at a New Delhi youth festival aimed at raising awareness for sexual health (dubbed Project 19), volunteers led onlookers in a game of female-condom-first-impressions. Combating the idea that safe sex can be unsexy, especially in the case of the female condom, they instead promote it as fun and pleasurable, and in some cases, as an “erotic accessory.”

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