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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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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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Memo to the Far Right: You Can’t Have it Both Ways

The right’s fixation on the fetus, which starts at conception and ends at birth, denies the science of how to avoid or delay pregnancy in the first place and fails to confront the complexities of raising children in particularly difficult circumstances.

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(VIDEO) Cecile Richards on Today’s House Vote Defunding Planned Parenthood: “We Need You Today, Tomorrow and the Next Day..”

Today, the House of Representatives voted in favor of the Pence Amendment, eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood. Cecile Richards, President of PPFA, puts out a call for action.

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