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This Week in Sex: Advances in Infertility, HIV Prevention, and Treatment for Gonorrhea

The answer to preventing drug-resistant gonorrhea may be in our own immune systems.

This week, a novel approach to infertility is announced, a new vaginal ring might be able to protect from HIV transmission, and the answer to preventing drug-resistant gonorrhea may be in our own immune systems.

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North Dakota Strips Amendment to Block Sex Ed Program for At-Risk Youth

just adding a lesson about contraception cannot turn a fear- and shame-based program into anything better.

Anti-choice North Dakota lawmakers may be ready to ban abortion and possibly some forms of birth control, but even they recognize that blocking federal money for a sex ed program serving at-risk teens may be going too far.

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What’s Up With Women and HIV-Prevention Method PrEP?

The anti-retroviral drug Truvada, which is a combination of tenofovir and emtricitabine.

PrEP works when used properly. So why don’t women use it?

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The HIV Prevention Pill: How Is Truvada Taking Root in Black Communities?

In the months since the FDA’s approval of Truvada, some who work on prevention efforts in Black and low-income communities have urged PrEP proponents to pump their brakes.

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Now that We’re Done with the “PrEP Rally,” Some Food for Thought

I am not against PrEP. But I am against its domination of today’s HIV prevention discourse. We have huge barriers to address, and putting all of our eggs in the PrEP baskets may allow us to circumvent some of them, but without social, structural, and behavioral intervention, it will not create the real change that needs to happen in communities around the globe to address this epidemic and future ones.

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Study: New Therapy Shows Promise for HIV Prevention

Long-awaited results were released today in the New England Journal of Medicine of a study on the effectiveness of a single daily tablet for preventing HIV transmission among those at high risk of infection.

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Back To School: The Politics of Sex Education in the States

A roundup of sex ed news as students across the country head back into the classroom.

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