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This Year in Sex: It’s Time to Take Action

We have the tools to work against sexually transmitted infections, harmful "conversion therapy" for LGBTQ teens, and sexual assault on college campuses. Now, we just have to use them.

We have the tools to work against sexually transmitted infections, harmful “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ teens, and sexual assault on college campuses. Now, we just have to use them.

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Research Confirms: Anti-Vaccine Websites Filled With Misinformation

A new study examining anti-vaccine websites found that most use pseudoscience, misinformation, and anecdotal stories to incorrectly suggest that vaccines are dangerous.

A new study examining anti-vaccine websites found that most use pseudoscience, misinformation, and anecdotal stories to incorrectly suggest that vaccines are dangerous.

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Here We Go Again: Republican Candidates ‘Debate’ the Settled Science of Vaccines 

Republican candidates took on vaccines in Wednesday night's debate. They failed to clarify falsehoods, spouted misinformation, and put their own political aspirations ahead of the needs of young people in this country.

Republican candidates took on vaccines in Wednesday night’s debate. They failed to clarify falsehoods, spouted misinformation, and put their own political aspirations ahead of the needs of young people in this country.

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Getting Republicans on Record About How Fetal Tissue Research Has Helped Them

Imagine if the next debate among the Republican presidential candidates started with the moderator asking all the participants who are parents to raise their hands if their children received the polio vaccine as infants.

Imagine if the next debate among the Republican presidential candidates started with the moderator asking all the participants who are parents to raise their hands if their children received the polio vaccine as infants.

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HPV Vaccine Rates Up, Still Lag Behind Other Vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data last week showing that the overall rates of HPV vaccine increased only slightly between 2013 and 2014 but some communities of color made large strides in vaccinating their young people.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data last week showing that the overall rates of HPV vaccine increased only slightly between 2013 and 2014 but some communities of color made large strides in vaccinating their young people.

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California Cracks Down on Vaccine Exemptions

On Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed one of the strictest mandatory vaccine bills in the country into law. The state will no longer allow parents to claim a religious or personal exemption.

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed one of the nation’s strictest mandatory vaccine bills. The state will no longer allow parents to claim a religious or personal exemption.

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New HPV Vaccine Protects Teens From at Least Four Kinds of Cancer

A study released Monday found that Gardasil 9, the newest version of the vaccine that protects against HPV, remains effective for years after it’s given to pre-teen and teen boys and girls.

A study released Monday found that Gardasil 9, the newest version of the vaccine that protects against HPV, remains effective for years after it’s given to pre-teen and teen boys and girls.

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Study: Better Preparing Doctors Has No Effect on Parents’ Vaccination Decisions

An intervention designed to increase physicians' confidence in recommending vaccines and decrease parents' hesitancy seems to have failed to change anyone's mind.

An intervention designed to increase physicians’ confidence in recommending vaccines and decrease parents’ hesitancy seems to have failed to change anyone’s mind.

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Proof Vaccines Work: The Americas Have Eliminated Rubella

Public health officials credit the widespread vaccine program and targeted campaigns to vaccinate adolescents and adults in Latin America and the Caribbean with eliminating this disease, but distrust of vaccines have some worried about maintaining this progress.

Public health officials credit the widespread vaccine program and targeted campaigns to vaccinate adolescents and adults in Latin America and the Caribbean with eliminating this disease, but distrust of vaccines have some worried about maintaining this progress.

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Even More Proof That Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism

A study published this week adds to the overwhelming body of evidence that shows there is no connection between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism spectrum disorders.

A study published this week adds to the overwhelming body of evidence that shows there is no connection between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism spectrum disorders.

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