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Roundup: Anti-Choice Chambliss Wins in Georgia; Why South Dakotans Won’t Pass an Abortion Ban

Georgia Senate seat stays anti-choice; why hasn’t anti-choice South Dakota enacted an abortion ban?; ensuring birth control access for teens in Maine; a policy prescription to defuse the culture wars; speaking out about IVF.

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Get Real! Questions After Abortion, Miscarriage

Will my ob-gyn be able to tell that I’ve had an abortion? How will an abortion affect sex? Heather responds to women’s questions about post-abortion care.

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Get Real! How Can I Be Sure My Birth Control Works?

As long as you take your pills as directed and on time, with the exception of a few medications or herbs that can interact with the pill, you’re as covered as you can get.

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President Obama, Sex Education, and Life After Ab-Only

President-Elect Obama has pledged to end funding for programs that do not work and, after $1.5 billion in taxpayer money, evidence is clear that abstinence-only programs do not work.

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Get Real! How Do I Convince Him to Use a Condom?

Frankly, if I had a partner who was trying to talk his way out of cooperating with managing risks, I wouldn’t just insist on a condom. I would insist on not being sexual with that person at all.

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Against Backdrop of Sexual Violence, Ads, Too, Exploit Young Teens

Against a wider backdrop of sexual violence being committed against, and perpetrated by, children and adolescents, the sexualization of under-aged teenagers in Jamaica is extremely problematic.

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Get Real! Why Can’t She Understand That I’m Not Ready?

Just like for women, plenty of men have concerns about unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, physical or emotional safety, or mucking a relationship up with sex that happens too soon or before it really feels right.

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Get Real! He Doesn’t Feel Desire for Sex, But I Want a Sexual Relationship

While sexuality is fluid, we can’t force change to happen when it isn’t happening organically, and attempts to force it tend to be both psychologically unhealthy as well as futile.

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Get Real! Can People With No Sexual Experience Have STIs?

Maybe they don’t. But it still makes sense to start a life-long commitment to safer sex practices now.

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Get Real! She Came Out, And Now I’m Questioning Myself

While some people will say they “just knew” if they were gay, straight or bi early on, others have a longer period of questioning. Sexual orientation is something it makes sense to take time to determine just by observing ourselves and our lives.

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