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New York Bill Would Allow Teens to Get HPV Vaccine Without Parental Consent

The bad news is that neck and throat cancers are rising, and this common sexually transmitted infection seems to be the cause. The good news: The vaccines that are available to prevent infection seem to protect against these kind of cancers as well.

A new bill in the New York State Assembly would allow minors to consent to receiving the HPV vaccine without parental consent. Unsurprisingly, it has been met with some opposition.

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Did Rihanna’s Lipstick Really Give a Woman Herpes?

A New York City woman is suing MAC cosmetics claiming that she got herpes from the Rihanna-branded RiRi Woo lipstick, which she sampled at the singer’s May 7 show in Brooklyn.

A New York City woman is suing MAC cosmetics claiming that she got herpes from the Rihanna-branded RiRi Woo lipstick, which she sampled at the singer’s May 7 show in Brooklyn.

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Why it May Be Good That Michael Douglas Said Cunnilingus Caused His Cancer (UPDATED)

Academy Award wining actor Michael Douglas told the Guardian that sex caused his cancer. Though his announcement may over-emphasize the dangers of oral sex, it will hopefully get more people talking about the HPV vaccine.

Though Douglas’ announcement may have over-emphasized the dangers of oral sex, it will hopefully get more people talking about HPV and the HPV vaccine.

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Porn Stars and Prisoners: California Considers Measures to Expand Condom Use

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Two bills currently in the California legislature are designed to expand condom use for two very different populations.

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Supreme Court Won’t Step Into Planned Parenthood Funding Fray—for Now

Attorneys for reproductive health-care providers in Texas filed an emergency petition with the Roberts Court Monday morning as a health-care crisis grips the state.

A decision to let stand a federal appeals court ruling that Indiana can’t defund Planned Parenthood is good news, but it isn’t necessarily a signal from the Roberts court that the issue is over.

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A Decade of PEPFAR and Young People: What’s Working and What Isn’t

As we celebrate the many incredible successes PEPFAR has brought us in its first ten years, I offer many heartfelt wishes for even more in its next ten years.  Happy birthday, PEPFAR!

With the program now entering its pre-teen years, it’s the perfect time to take stock of its efforts to reach young people in their second decade of life.

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Highly Contagious Strain of Meningitis Targets Men Who Have Sex With Men in NYC

A highly contagious strain of meningitis that has struck 22 men in New York City in the last three years, killing seven of them, has public health experts scratching their heads and looking for ways to get as many gay men vaccinated as possible.

A highly contagious strain of meningitis that has struck 22 men in New York City in the last three years, killing seven of them, has public health experts scratching their heads and looking for ways to get as many gay men vaccinated as possible.

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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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Gonorrhea ‘Super Bug’ Presents Looming Public Health Crisis

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea presents a looming public health crisis that could be prevented.

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea presents a looming public health crisis that could be prevented.

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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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