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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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Easier Said Than Done

Infidelity, Monogamy, Polyamory.. OH MY. Why is it so damn hard to openly communicate in intimate relationships?

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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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Adolescent Girls Bear Highest Burden of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, According to CDC

An annual report on sexually transmitted diseases released today by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in 2008 adolescent girls 15–19 years of age had the largest reported number of chlamydia and gonorrhea cases when compared to any other age group.

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They’re Baaaaaack: Abstinence-Only Programs Rely on Scare Tactics and Humiliation to Spread Misinformation

On October 15th, 2009, SIECUS – the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States – held our seventh annual Back to School briefing on Capitol Hill. We use this moment to remind policymakers that a “just say no” approach is failing our kids.

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Hmm, instead of ‘One Less’ I’ll be one more?

I’m too old to get the HPV vaccine. Is it worth shelling out $600 for? And is it really fair that I’m considered "too old" in the first place?

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When In Texas: Just Say I Don’t Know

A new report presents the cruel hard truth: Texas is the largest recipient of federal funds for abstinence only programs while turning out young people with one of the highest rates of sexual risk taking behaviors, teen birth and pregnancy rates.

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Roundup: Sex Education, Impending HHS Regulation and Changing Abortion Demographics

Response to a confusing critique of D.C.’s sex education curriculum; An interview with Judy Waxman on the eve of the impending HHS “conscience” regulation; Roundup of reporting on the new Guttmacher abortion demographics study.

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