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Crowdsourcing Condoms: Where They Are and Are Not

Condoms prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. But finding them in a store can require the tracking skills of a bloodhound. An investigative report by Wendy Norris on access to condoms in Colorado, including an interactive map.

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Love the Glove: Ten Great Reasons to Use Condoms You Might Not Have Heard Yet

At the present time, the United States now leads the world when it comes to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). And not in a Whoohoo, go USA!
kind of way.

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Ending the Epidemic of Sexually Transmitted Infections Starts with Talking

An epidemic of sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. disproportionately affects blacks, youth, gays and the poor. Talking openly about sex is the first step in prevention.

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Marriage Promotion Trumps Effective Prevention Strategies In Abstinence-Only Programs

Abstinence-only-until-marriage program have always been more about marriage than they are about sex. Though they are often billed as replacements for comprehensive sexuality education or as teen pregnancy or STD prevention programs, in truth, they are more focused on promoting marriage than preventing anything.

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Get Real! I’m Hopping Mad About Herpes

Many people have oral herpes but don’t know it, and don’t know that cold sores are a symptom. Most get it in childhood and don’t remember their first sores; some people will never see a sore again, though they have and can possibly transmit Herpes.

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What A Girl Wants: A Comprehensive US Policy on HIV and AIDS

The US HIV epidemic is taking the greatest toll among low-income women and women of color. US policy must address the complex medical, social, and economic realities of today’s epidemic.

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Advocates Urge White House, Congress To Broaden Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative

Over 175 state and national organizations are pressing the Obama White House and Congress to replace silo-ed sex ed programs with truly comprehensive efforts to reduce teen pregnancy and infection.

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Increase in Syphilis Cases in Michigan Worries Local Health Departments

Facing a significant increase in reported cases of syphilis infections, the Michigan’s Ingham County Health Department says it’s the midst of an outbreak of the sexually transmitted bacterial infection.

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Syphilis Outbreak in Michigan County Claims More Patients

In Genessee County, Michigan, an outbreak of the sexually transmitted bacterial infection syphilis continues to claim more patients.

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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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