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We Can't End the HIV Crisis Unless We Get Serious About Sexual Health in Prisons - Broadly
Research suggests that prisons and jails contribute to HIV transmission, and that's led some researchers to ask why jails' and prisons' administrators aren't doing more to stop the virus's spread.

The Pill Might Not Be Hurting Your Sex Drive After All - Refinery29
The Pill has long been suspected of reducing women's sex drive. However, a recent study suggests that this isn't the case.    

Sex-Ed Curriculum Still Debated, Despite Data Showing Both Sides Succeed and Fail - Great Bend Tribune
Sex education has become its own culture war and has created an ideologically diverse curriculum patchwork in schools and communities across the country. This article discusses the different kinds of sex education and elements of effective programs.

Over the Counter Birth Control Might Soon Become a Reality - Motto   
Making birth control available over the counter is supported by the medical community and some U.S. politicians. A new joint endeavor between a French pharmaceutical company and Ibis Reproductive Health could make this a reality.

An Implant Could Revolutionize the Way We Protect Ourselves from HIV - Huffington Post
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is investing in the creation of an implant that can continuously release PrEP, a drug that can significantly lower one's chances of contracting HIV, for up to one year before needing to be replaced.   

Scientists Have Developed a New Antibiotic for Gonorrhea - Science Explorer
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that gonorrhea is becoming resistant to the only two drugs left to treat the sexually transmitted infection. Scientists at the University of York are coming to the rescue with a new developed antibiotic to treat the bacteria.

Medicine's Secret: Some Drugs Won't Help Most of Those Who Take Them - Medical Xpress  
This articles outlines the pros and cons for patients seeking medical treatment for low sexual desire and four other common medical conditions. It illustrates that most patients will not be helped and, in many cases, are more likely to experience negative side effects.

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