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Roundup: Common Sense on Contraception, Sex Ed, Women, Catholicism, and Palin’s Liberal Fundraising Boon

Editorials around the country call for common sense on both contraception and sex ed; policies for women are explored; advocacy groups enjoy Palin fundraising bounce; Joe Biden’s Catholicism and the inconsistent Bishops.

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Get Real! We Waited for Marriage – Now What?

Heather Corinna brings Scarleteen’s popular sexual health advice column to RH Reality Check! This week, Heather advises a newlywed who is frustrated by her incompatibility with her husband.

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Iowa Has Record Number of HIV Diagnoses

The number of Iowans diagnosed with HIV infection last year rose to its highest level since reporting began in 1998.

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Not Everything About Sex Is Sexy

It’s time for Congress to take a hard look at some less sexy aspects of sex and sexuality — like the high rates of STIs contracted by teen girls.

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True Reality Television: Where’s Abortion?

Through our television sets, it seems, we get nearly every possible opinion and viewpoint on nearly every possible topic. Just not abortion.

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

In 1968, Catholic Church doctrine forbade the use of contraception. Forty years later, the Church’s teachings are irrelevant at best to American Catholics, but outright dangerous for those living in the developing world.

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Congress Holds Hearings on Abstinence-Only

Senator Henry Waxman tomorrow convenes the first-ever Congressional hearings on abstinence-only education. Read an excerpt from Dr. John Santelli’s testimony.

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Shifting the Blame onto Victims

Latest reports by India’s National Crime Records Bureau found a seven-fold increase in rape cases between 1971 and 2006. But the agencies that should ensure safe environments for women make excuses for perpetrators and resort to moral policing rather than finding ways to make women safer.

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State Legislative Trends: Abortion Ban Travels Across Country

With the legislative year in full swing, clear trends in the states are emerging, largely in the wake of last year’s Supreme Court decision in Gonzalez v. Carhart.

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Managing the Muddle: Sex and PEPFAR

PEPFAR’s “anti-prostitution” pledge favors strategies that are penal in character over health-based interventions that reach out to educate sex workers.

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