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2.5 Million U.S. Women Have Condition That Can Cause Infertility - Health Day
About 2.5 million American women have had pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID, an often-symptomless infection of the reproductive tract, can cause infertility and lasting abdominal pain.

Sex Education for Teen Boys Linked to Higher Dual Contraceptive Use - Reuters
Young men who receive sex education before age 18 are more likely to use more than one type of contraceptive method during sex, according to a small U.S. study.      

Trump Seems to Support Bush's AIDS Program for Now - The Atlantic
Despite concerns raised during the presidential transition, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) seems poised to continue its work. However, Trump's reinstatement of the "global gag rule" may endanger its ability to do so.

Male Birth Control Gel Works in Monkeys
- Time   
A new form of birth control for men may be on the horizon. Researchers tested Vasalgel in male monkeys and found that it prevented pregnancy during the monkeys' mating seasons.

4 Small Purchases That Can Completely Transform Your Sex Life - Glamour
Buying sex toys, lube, and other products isn't just fun -- it's an avenue to the best sex you can possibly have.  

Sexual Orientation Poses No Risk to Mental Health - Medical Xpress   
A new study has challenged the notion that homosexual and bisexual people are at risk of poor mental health and suicide. Instead, factors such as lack of positive support and negative social interactions were more of a risk to mental health.       

The 6 Foods That Could Absolutely Kill Your Sex Drive - Reader's Digest
Looking to get lucky tonight? This article outlines six un-sexy foots to stay away from, which could do a number on your skills in the sack.

The IUD Rush: Why Women Are Seeking Out Birth Control That Can Outlast a Presidency - The Washington Post 
The threat of repeal of the Affordable Care Act and a Congress viewed as hostile to women's health has led to women rushing to get birth control, and specifically IUDs, since the election.

 

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