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'Evil, Degrading, Addictive, Harmful': Utah Officially Deems Porn a Public Health Crisis - Washington Post
On Monday, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed off on a resolution that deems pornography "a public health hazard" that can result in wide-ranging harm to individuals and society at large.

Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign Puts a Dark Twist on College Acceptance Letters - Huffington Post
The "Unacceptable Acceptance Letters" campaign includes six videos of fictional high school students opening their acceptance letters. The mock letters serve as important and haunting reminders that many colleges still don't side with survivors.
 
How Your DNA Influences Your Sex Life - Los Angeles Times
A new study identifies places in the human genome that appear to be associated with the age at which people first had sex. These places affect genes that seem to affect the timing of puberty and others that have been linked with risk-taking behavior.
 
There's a Surprising Advantage to a Vaccine that Protects Against the Most Common Sexually Transmitted Infection in the US - Business Insider
A recent study suggests that using the new Gardasil 9 vaccine that covers more types of HPV will be a cost-effective way to prevent future cases of cervical cancer, even though it has a higher cost per dose.

HIV Patients Living Long Enough to Get Alzheimer's - WebMD
The first case of Alzheimer's disease diagnosed in a person with HIV highlights the fact that long-time HIV survivors are starting to reach ages where their risk for Alzheimer's increases, researchers report.

From Typhoid Fever to Scabies, 6 Diseases You Didn't Know You Could Get From Having Sex
- Medical Daily
While HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes simplex type 2 represent the lion's share of STIs in the U.S., there are plenty of obscure and otherwise unexpected diseases that can also be transmitted during sex.

There's Yet Another Male-Birth-Control Concept in the Works  - New York Magazine
Researchers have manufactured an enzyme found only in sperm that affects its motility. With it, they hope to create a drug that targets the enzyme so sperm are unable to swim toward an egg. 
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