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Research shows that a woman in her 20s is three and a half times more likely to unexpectedly become pregnant than a teenage girl. The National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy is interviewed for this in-depth article.
This Week
WHO Revises Sex Guidelines for Zika Prevention - CNN
Anyone who has traveled to any country with a current outbreak of Zika should wait a full eight weeks to have unprotected sex or attempt to conceive a baby, even with no symptoms of the disease, per new guidelines from the World Health Organization.  
Why Over-the-counter Birth Control Could Actually Lead to More Unwanted Pregnancies - Los Angeles Times
Women in California can now purchase pills, patches, rings and shots directly from pharmacists. But, women visiting their pharmacists won't have access to the most reliable forms of birth control, such as IUDs, as those will still require a trip to a doctor's office.
 
Unsafe Sex Is Now the Biggest Health Risk Among Women Worldwide - Refinery29
A recent report in the Lancet found that for women between the ages of 10 and 24, unsafe sex is the fastest-growing risk factor for illness and death worldwide.
 
Women Are More Interested in Sex than You Think, Studies Show - Wall Street Journal
New research published earlier this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that men in long-term relationships often underestimate how often their wives or girlfriends want to be intimate.

5 Foods that Are Killing Your Sex Drive - Fox News
A hormonal imbalance can negatively impact sex drive for both men and women. This article details a list of hormone-altering foods and drinks to leave off of the date-night menu.

A Quick (And Slightly Frightening) History Lesson on the Vibrator Huffington Post
A recent video provides a quick history lesson in vibrators. This article includes a few highlights, including Cleopatra's gourd vibrator from 54 B.C. 
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For general media inquiries about sexual health topics and/or to schedule an interview with one of our experts, please contact Susan Gilbert, NCSH Co-Director, at susan.gilbert@altarum.org