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This Week in Sex: Magical Thinking About Pregnancy, Home Herpes Testing, and Mr. Balls

Senhor Testiculo, or Mr. Balls

This week, a new study finds many young women who experienced an unintended pregnancy thought it couldn’t happen to them, a home STD test might provide false reassurance, and Mr. Balls reminds us about testicular cancer.

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Report Calls for Integrated Efforts to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy Worldwide

Teenage motherhood, especially for girls under 15 years old, has negative health and economic impacts for both the young girls and their communities.

Teenage motherhood, especially for girls under 15 years old, has negative health and economic impacts for both the young girls and their communities.

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Pediatricians Group Advocates for Greater Condom Access for Teens

condoms

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement Monday arguing that all barriers to condom access for teens should be removed because increased availability increases use—but does not increase sexual activity.

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New Survey Reveals Providers Not Doing Enough to Educate Women on Birth Control Options

A new survey from the American College of Nurse-Midwives found that women don’t feel confident in their own knowledge about contraception, and in fact don’t know a lot about the methods that are available.

A new survey from the American College of Nurse-Midwives found that women don’t feel confident in their own knowledge about contraception and, in fact, don’t know a lot about the methods that are available.

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Better Birth Control for Men: 8 Promising Possibilities

Today, research on male contraception is 50 years behind research on female contraception.

We all, men and women alike, should be demanding better birth control for men.

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Porn Stars Will Head Back to Work With New Rules and No Condom Law

A porn star gets blood work done at a Los Angeles clinic.

Despite the recent HIV outbreak among porn stars, a bill to require condoms on set died in the California senate. So porn stars will head back to work on Friday without condoms, but with new STD testing rules.

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This Week in Sex: More Porn Stars Test HIV-Positive and Researchers Take On Testes and Testosterone

Filming stops yet again as two porn more porn stars test positive for HIV.

This week, filming stops yet again as two more porn stars test positive for HIV, researchers find that men with smaller testicles are more-involved dads, and it turns out that estrogen may play a bigger role in male libido than testosterone.

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The ‘Pullout Generation’ Is Here. What Do Sex Educators Think?

The Internet has been abuzz this week with talk of the "pullout generation"—women who eschew modern birth control methods in favor of "coitus interruptus." It's a method that has been around since the dawn of time and has likely averted millions of pregnancies, but is it really good enough?

The Internet has been abuzz this week with talk of the “pullout generation”—women who eschew modern birth control methods in favor of “coitus interruptus.” It’s a method that has been around since the dawn of time and has likely averted millions of pregnancies, but is it really good enough?

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This Week in Sex: Zurich’s ‘Sex Boxes,’ Second Porn Star Tests HIV-Positive, and a New Reason to Use Condoms

Zurich builds drive-in sex boxes (above) for sex workers and their clients.

This week, Zurich builds drive-in sex boxes for sex workers and their clients; a second porn star tests positive for HIV, bringing more calls for condoms on set; and researchers find condoms can increase healthy bacteria in the vagina.

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This Week in Sex: College Back-to-School Edition

This week, we have some news for returning college students.

This week, we have some news for returning college students: they’re not having as much casual sex as we thought, Penn State’s paper will have a sex column for the first time since the 2011 abuse scandal, and University of Michigan students can buy condoms in dorms.

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