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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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What Does a Sexually Healthy Nation Look or Sound Like?

We have a problem recognizing sex as a natural aspect of human nature, and with talking about safe, healthy sexual choices.  We need to fix it.

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Afternoon Roundup: The Life and Times of Sexologist, Mystic and Madwoman Ida C. Craddock

International Violence Against Women Act moves one step closer to passage; a San Francisco birthing center is owed $20,000 by the state of California; and the utterly compelling life and times of sex activist Ida C. Craddock…what, you’ve never heard of her?

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Another Advance for HIV Prevention: STD Testing

Nearly 15 years ago the Institutes of Medicine called for development of a national STD strategy to address the destructive links between STDs and HIV. To this day, it remains mostly unheeded.

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2009 STD Data in the United States: Not a Pretty Picture

New data suggest mixed progress and ongoing challenges in the United States when it comes to the three most commonly reported STDs: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis.

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STDs in the U.S.: More Disease, Fewer Resources

We need to educate the American public that this “silent epidemic” – as STDs are frequently called – is real, in our midst, and we need to prioritize them as part of the national focus on prevention.

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Raising Expectations in the Rockies: Colorado’s Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Industry and the Imperative for Real Sex Ed

Despite an increasingly progressive climate around sexual health education, Colorado’s abstinence-only-until-marriage industry continues to thrive, and continues to use dangerous and discriminatory approaches in reaching vulnerable youth.

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Texting to Prevent STIs: Can It Work?

A Minnesota hotline is being set up to text STD info to interested parties.  But will it be more successful than texting birth control reminders has been?

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Get Real! A Birth Control Pill Five by Five

Got questions about the birth control pill?  We’ve got you covered.

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No News on Teen Sex (But Only Because We’re Asking the Wrong Questions)

It’s time to stop looking at the share of teens who’ve had sex as an indicator that needs to go down every year and accept that about half of all teens aren’t going to have sex and half are.

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