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NCSH Sexual Health in the News: Mar 24 - Mar 30

States With More Planned Parenthood Clinics Have Fewer Teen Births and Sexually Transmitted Diseases - The Washington Post
A new analysis highlights the critical role Planned Parenthood clinics play in reducing teen births and STDs. 

Health Problems May Increase as Young People Infected With HIV at Birth Get Older  - Science Daily 
A new study has found that US youth infected with HIV around the time of their birth face a higher risk of experiencing serious health problems, poor control of the HIV virus, or death.

North Carolina Lawmakers Say They've Agreed on a Deal to Repeal the Bathroom Bill - The Washington Post 
Lawmakers in North Carolina have reached an agreement to repeal a costly and highly-criticized law that restricts which public restrooms transgender people can use.

A New Kind of Male Birth Control Is Coming - Bloomberg
Doctors are on the cusp of launching the first new male contraceptive in more than a century. But rather than a Big Pharma lab, the breakthrough is emerging from a university startup in the heart of rural India.

Here's What People Really Think About Women Buying Condoms - Refinery29
According to results from a survey by Trojan Condoms, when seeing a woman buying condoms, only 4% of people polled had a negative opinion of her and 96% saw her as being responsible and smart, or didn't think it was any of their business.   

Birth Control Can Protect Women From Certain Cancers for Decades - Reuters 
After more than four decades of collecting data, researchers have published findings which strongly suggest that birth control pills can protect women from certain cancers for 30 years or more after use.

A Fulfilling Sex Life Isn't Just for the Young and Gorgeous  - Your Tango
Yes, there is a research-based magic key to a better sex life and relationship. But it flies in the face of almost everything we've been taught about sex. What is the key? That it takes work.

Campus Environment Tied to Sexual Assault Risk for LGBT People - Reuters
College students in the U.S. who say their campus is welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are less likely to be victims of sexual assaults at school, a new study suggests. 

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