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Would a North Carolina Bill Ban Minors From Buying Pregnancy Tests? (UPDATED)

The North Carolina legislature would rather see teens face unplanned pregnancies, untreated STIs, and chemical dependency issues than allow them to receive any form of health care without a parent's approval.

The North Carolina legislature would rather see teens face unplanned pregnancies, untreated STIs, and chemical dependency issues than allow them to receive any form of health care without a parent’s approval.

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High-Level Panel Takes Strong Stand for Health of Women, Girls

ICPD’s vision remains as relevant and urgent now as it was 19 years ago.

The High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development takes aim at violence and maternal mortality.

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Women and Sexually Transmitted Diseases: The Role of Public Health

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It takes the work of many to ensure everyone has access to health care.

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What Is the Role of Disease Intervention Specialists in Preventing STDs?

DIS personnel conduct voluntary interviews with patients to obtain the names and contact information of their sexual partner(s) and then use that information to contact a patient’s sexual partner(s) and inform them of their potential exposure to an STD or HIV.

When our clients are vulnerable and coping with the range of emotions that accompany news of their infection, DIS offer confidence, understanding, trust, and assurance. They are the humanity of STD awareness.

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The Important Role STD Clinics Play in Preventing STDs

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As STD clinics, I believe we should take President Obama’s words to heart when we consider our leadership role in STD prevention: “We are the change we have been waiting for.”

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Encouraging Health-Care Providers, And Ourselves, to Talk About Sexual Risks

Let’s encourage our providers and ourselves to initiate a dialogue about our sexual risks.

Some providers have avoided the discussion of sexual health with their patients because they fear it will present a level of discomfort for the patient or themselves.

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Some Questions and Answers About HIV and AIDS

The World Health Organization released new guidelines for AIDS treatment around the world which come with a hefty price tag but may save millions of lives around the world and make a real dent in the HIV epidemic.

HIV Medicine Association Chair Michael Horberg, MD, MAS, recently answered several questions for RH Reality Check’s series highlighting STD Awareness Month.

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Sexual Health Roundup: HPV Vaccinations Work, Circumcision Reduces STDs, and You Should Have More Sex Than Your Friends

New research shows that widespread HPV vaccination works to reduce genital warts, at least in Australia.

New research shows that widespread HPV vaccination works to reduce genital warts, at least in Australia. And the key to happiness? Don’t just have more sex—make sure you’re having more sex than your friends.

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Native American Youth Work To Prevent STDs Through Peer Education

Young Native American women at The Gathering of Nations, the largest Native American Pow Wow in North America, taking place at the University of New Mexico on April 24, 2010 in Albuquerque.

As a young person from the same Native American communities as my students, I find it more and more culturally relevant that our younger generation educate each other.

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Arkansas Senate Votes Again, Approves State Funding Ban for Planned Parenthood

Monday marks the 37th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment. Unfortunately, this ongoing legislation is nothing to celebrate.

If at first you don’t defund, vote again.

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