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Morning Roundup: Anti-abortion Group Disparaging Rep. Giffords

Earthquake that has not happened yet is pre-blamed on gay marriage, Lifesite.com wastes no time in calling Congresswoman Giffords a “pro-abort,” male circumcision may reduce spread of HPV, teen pregnancy in DC, a “gay hot potato,” and a beautiful tribute to the work of Planned Parenthood from an unlikely patient.

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Texting to Prevent STIs: Can It Work?

A Minnesota hotline is being set up to text STD info to interested parties.  But will it be more successful than texting birth control reminders has been?

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The Human Papillomavirus: What You Need to Know

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States.  Approximately 75 percent of all sexually active individuals will contract HPV at some time in their lives.  There are many different strains of HPV, some more dangerous than others.  Here is what you need to know.

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HPV and Men: What You Might Not Know About Prevention

More than half of sexually active men in the United States will have some form HPV at some point during their lifetime. Yet many don’t know the HPV vaccine was recently approved for men.

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Cervical Cancer, Relationships and Divorce

Statistics indicate that people who experience cervical and testicular cancer have a higher rate of divorce. What is the lived reality of cancer survivors, especially women of Color in the US, who have survived cervical cancer?

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Chlamydia is Still the Number 1 STD

Chlamydia is still the number 1 STD in America. What are you going to do about it?

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In Missouri, Advocates Remain on Red Alert

In Missouri, advocates are preparing for another round of attacks on reproductive health care while dealing with the fall out from anti-choice legislation passed in previous sessions.

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Eliminating HPV Vaccine Mandate For Immigrant Women: A Victory On the Road To Reproductive Justice

The removal, effective December 14, of a requirement that immigrant women and girls be required to get the Gardasil vaccine marks a major victory for the reproductive justice movement and a roadmap for how coalitions can work toward reproductive justice goals in the future.

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HPV and the Dialogue of Sexuality

The lack of the threat of promiscuity in the discourse around young boys and Gardasil upholds the idea that a young man participating in sex is something to be proud of, similar to a trophy on a mantle place. And, that sex for boys at a young age is a right of passage, all quite archaic ideas.

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Mexico to Offer Free HPV Vaccination in Federal District

The Mexican State, the metropolitan area which surrounds the capital is implementing an HPV vaccination campaign aimed at students in the sixth grade.

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