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The Next Face of Leadership on US Global AIDS Policy: Communities Speak Out

Letters being circulated by the global AIDS and reproductive and sexual health and rights communities call for new leadership in the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator.  One letter focuses on the timing of the appointment and the need for an independent office; the other focuses more directly on the vision and perspectives of the person appointed.

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Sens. Clinton and Murray Introduce Legislation to Block New HHS Rule from Going Into Effect

Sens. Hillary Clinton and Patty Murray have introduced legislation that would block new Department of Health and Human Services provider conscience regulations from going into effect.

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Roundup: Parental Notification Risky for Some Teens

Parental notification can be risky for teens who live in abusive homes; Teens speak out explaining why parental notification is not a good idea; South Dakota’s proposed abortion ban is tied in most recent poll; Catholic bishops’ narrow anti-abortion effort hurts ‘pro-life’ cause.

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Roundup: HIV Scare at Missouri High School, FRC Defends Rep. Bachmann

Students offered tests after HIV scare at Missouri High School; Family Research Council comes to defense of Rep. Bachmann; Catholic commentator warns against voting solely on abortion; Coping with depression during pregnancy; Text messages inform and encourage HIV testing in South Africa.

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War on Contraception and Science Going Strong

From Plan B to proposed regulations redefining contraception as abortion, the Bush War on Contraception and Science is being waged until the bitter end.

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Roundup: Medication and Pregnancy, Ethics of Sex Selection

FDA wants information about fetal affects on drug labels, What are the ethics of sex selection?, UN releases report on HIV/AIDS efforts.

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We Are a Webby Honoree!

RH Reality Check has been selected as an “Official Honoree” in the political blog category for the 12th Annual Webby Awards. This is an honor for all of our writers, readers, and organizational partners.

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HPV Vaccine Access Should Be Unrestricted

A new study has found that administering the HPV vaccine based on a woman’s risk factors could prevent access for the vast majority of eligible women. The study supports a federal recommendation that all females ages 11 to 26 should get the vaccine.

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