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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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Of The Catholic Church, Censorship and High-School Sex

What, if any, responsibility does the Catholic Church have to adapt to the realities of a contemporary society when it comes to sex-ed and contraception, especially when the health and potentially life of students are at risk?

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Youth and STDs: The Epidemic in our Midst

There is an epidemic of STD infections among older adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 24. And it’s past time for an abiding committment to adolescent reproductive and sexual health.

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The “Hocus Pocus” of Pregnancy and STI Prevention

A new report reveals that young adults are relying on magical thinking and misperceptions about contraception to the detriment of their well-being.

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Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Gaining Momentum and Promise

Multipurpose prevention technologies were the focus of Advancing Prevention Technologies for Sexual and Reproductive Health, an international symposium held in Berkeley, CA, in March 2009. For 2 days, more than 150 participants from developing and industrialized countries discussed and debated the opportunities and challenges for advancing technologies that address multiple sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. The symposium proceedings draw from those presentations and the subsequent discussions.2 This editorial seeks to convey the key points of these discussions and engage health care professionals in the effort to fulfill the potential that these technologies might offer.

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The Woods Scandal: Deafening Silence on the Health Risks of Infidelity

Coverage of a celebrity couple’s infidelity scandal is more than just a race for ratings – it is an opportunity to educate the public about the health risks and realities every couple faces when confronted with infidelity.

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The Church of Planned Parenthood?

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts has so far been denied the opportunity to advertise on Worcester public buses. Is it because they are being called a "religious" organization by one board member? Is it political? It’s now become a public debate.

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Appropriations Bill Marks Victory for Sexual Health, But Vigilance by Advocates Is Needed

Important gains for sexual health realized in this week’s appropriations bill can only be sustained through the constant vigilance of the advocacy community.

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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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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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