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Birth Control Repeal May Cost Women $1.4B a Year in Copays (For Starters) - Forbes
Repealing the federal mandate that health insurers must provide birth control with no additional cost to users would cost women at least $1.4 billion in copays, and then some.

The Lies You Were Told in Sex Ed - Teen Vogue
Most U.S. teenagers learn less about actual sex, and more about vague possibilities and general fears surrounding sex. Teens are often left to figure out for themselves the mechanics of the act, like putting on a condom.     

NY Assembly Passes Legislation to Keep Contraception Free After GOP Kills Affordable Care Act - Gothamist 
The New York State Assembly has passed the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act, which would require insurers in New York to provide copay-free coverage for all FDA-approved contraceptives.

Obamacare Repeal Could Include End to Free Birth Control, Hearing Suggests - US News and World Report   
Donald Trump's pick for health secretary declined to promise that if confirmed he would require health insurance companies to continue to offer women a range of birth control options without a copay.

Study Finds an Estimated 150,000 US Youths Ages 13-17 Identify as Transgender - Medical Xpress
A new study estimates that 0.7 percent of youth ages 13 to 17, or 150,000 youth, identify as transgender in the United States. 

How to Improve Your Sex Life Without Breaking the Bank - ABC News
Doctors who treat sexual problems say some older patients are forgoing sex because medicines are unaffordable. However, experts say couples needn't choose between abstinence and breaking the bank.

Men's Sexual Health: Are the Supplements Safe? - Medical News Today
Over-the-counter dietary supplements and therapies sold to improve male sexual health may be ineffective and even unsafe, says a report published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

HIV Treatment Contributes to Syphilis Outbreaks, New Study Finds - Inquisitr
Anti-retroviral drugs or drugs used to treat infections caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) could make patients more susceptible to diseases, particularly syphilis, a new study has found.

Defunding Planned Parenthood Could Increase Cervical Cancer Rates - SELF
Planned Parenthood's ability to provide cervical cancer screenings is under threat as Republicans try to cut off the organization's federal funding.

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