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Vaccinating Children Is a Social Responsibility We Can Not Afford To Shirk

Last year research linking vaccines to autism was debunked as a complete fabrication.  Now a new study shows that the HPV vaccine does not cause promiscuity. There are no excuses left.  Parents have an obligation to society to vaccinate their children.  Not doing so is selfish.

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IOM Recommends Full Coverage of Contraceptives, Other Reproductive Health Care Under Health Reform

In a new–and much-anticipated–report, the Institute of Medicine recommends that health reform guidelines for preventive care to be developed by the HHS include no-copay for contraception and a wide range of preventive services.

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Kaiser Permanente: Dropping the Ball on Gay Men’s Sexual Health

Kaiser Permanente makes it incredibly challenging for gay men to get the STD tests they need, hurdles that help fuel the spread of STIs in our community – including HIV. This is especially troubling at a time when new antibiotic-resistant strains of gonorrhea have emerged.

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Film Review: Does “Let’s Talk About Sex” Communicate the Right Messages to the Right Audiences?

The new film Let’s Talk About Sex was created with the intention of sparking public dialogue about and family communication on teen sex and sexuality issues. Here’s my take on whether the film is giving the right message to the right audiences.

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Health Equity? Still Waiting But On the Right Track

As an African-American female who has worked in public health for 20 years I am a little exhausted of the slow progress that the United States has made concerning health equity for minority populations.

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Preventing STDs in the Virtual World

The Internet has truly changed the way we communicate, socialize and yes, find love and sex.  Actually, there are few areas of our lives that have not been dramatically changed by the Internet.

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Teen Sex: Who? What? When? And What Would Change Look Like?

This article is part two in a series on facts and realities of teen sexual behavior in the United States.  Here, we take an even closer look at what the data in a recent report is telling us about teen sexual behavior.

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More Teen Virgins? Not So Fast

New data suggest there are more “teen virgins.”  Are there? Well….kind of…..

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Public Funding of Family Planning is Essential, Even Under Health Reform

Even in Massachusetts, where 98 percent of residents have health insurance, research shows cuts to publicly-funded family planning would be devastating.

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Public Funding of Family Planning is Essential, Even Under Health Reform

Research shows that even in Massachusetts, a state where 98 percent of residents have health insurance, cuts to publicly-funded family planning would be devastating.

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