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Contraception Compromise Acceptable if it Ends Legal Challenges, Administration Says - Washington Post
The Obama administration said a compromise to resolve religious organizations' objections to providing their employees with contraceptives would work only if it was clear that the women would be covered through other means, and if it ended the controversy.

'Scarier Than We Initially Thought': CDC Sounds Warning on Zika Virus - USA Today
Public health officials used their strongest language to date in warning about a Zika outbreak in the United States, as the Obama administration lobbied Congress for $1.9 billion to combat the mosquito-borne virus.
 
How Much Sex Should You Be Having? - CNN
A recent study found that, although married people or people in committed relationships who had more sex tended to report feeling happier, the benefit leveled off at a sexual frequency of once a week. 
 
How Allergy Medication Can Affect Your Sex Life - Bustle
Those suffering from seasonal allergies may want to take note: Common over-the-counter medications like Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec, and Benadryl could cause some unpleasant sexual side effects.

STIs May Have Driven Ancient Humans to Monogamy, Study Says - The Guardian
Based on insights from computer models, scientists argue that the shift away from polygynous societies could be due to the impact of sexually transmitted infections on large communities that arose with the dawn of the agricultural age.

The Big O: Physiological Reasons Why You May Have Orgasmic Dysfunction
- Medical Daily
For about 80 percent of women and 28 percent of men, the orgasm remains elusive. While failing to reach the big "O" is often chalked up to psychological reasons, a recent study has found that the problem lies more in the body than the mind for some.
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