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Sexual Health Roundup: An App to Diagnose STDs, No Condoms as Evidence in D.C., and No Sex Ed for Utah Parents

Think you might have an STD? There's an app for that. Plus more sexual health news from the past week.

Think you might have an STD? There’s an app for that. Plus more sexual health news from the past week.

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Birth Control for Men: Why the Delay?

Is the dream of male contraception simply an unattainable mirage?

If we wish to equalize the responsibility over reproductive health and make it a more just system for us all, men can no longer be left out of the reproductive health equation.

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Condoms as Evidence: Terrible for Sex Workers, Terrible for Public Health

Police have made sex workers—and people they suspect of being sex workers—afraid to carry condoms by harassing them and using condoms as evidence of crimes.

Police have made sex workers—and people they suspect of being sex workers—afraid to carry condoms by harassing them and using condoms as evidence of crimes.

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Sexual Health Roundup: Chlamydia Rates Up, Kindergarten Sex Ed, and Sex for Your Headache

Human pap smear showing chlamydia.

A look at how chlamydia rates are up, especially in women, how Chicago Public Schools may start sex education in kindergarten, and why “not tonight, honey, I have a headache” may not be a wise excuse for some.

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Is Sexual Health Education Passé?

Until we see improvements in these numbers and a betterment of the lives impacted, we still very much need to talk about and frame the discussion on sexual health.

You can buy sex toys at the drug store these days. Does that mean we no longer need to talk about and promote sexual health?

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C. Everett Koop: The Surgeon General Who Put Science Before Personal Ideology

C. Everett Koop.

During his tenure as Surgeon General, Koop was not political. He was not ideological. And he was not quiet (like many of his predecessors had been). He saw his position as a platform to speak to the public, and he used it, surprising both the right and the left along the way.

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Sexual Health Roundup: Making Condoms Available (And Hoping They Keep Being Used)

As National Condom Month draws to a close, this week's roundup focuses on condom availability and use: in New York, in high schools, and in colleges.

As National Condom Month draws to a close, this week’s roundup focuses on condom availability and use: in New York, in high schools, and in colleges.

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Not Shipshape: STI Rates Higher for Women in the Military

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Not only are unintended pregnancy rates higher for some servicewomen—now we’re learning that across the military, the STI rate among women is seven times than that of the general population.

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Sexual Health Roundup: Valentine’s Edition

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This special Valentine’s Day edition of the Sexual Health Round Up looks at the increasing number of pubic hair grooming accidents that land people in the ER, the myth about how many calories sex burns, and the possibility of a ride in a condom cab.

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Sexual Health Roundup: Resistant Gonorrhea Hits North America, Porn Producers Sue over Condom Law, and Ginseng Beats Viagra

(Shutte via Mnn.com)

In this week’s sexual health round up: we have hit an expected but dreaded milestone with the first document cases of cephalosporin-resistant gonorrhea in North America; a major porn producer sues the city of Los Angeles to stop the enforcement of an on-set condom requirement; and study shows that an age-old herb might work just as well as modern prescription drugs for erectile issues. 

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