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America's Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic - The New York Times Magazine
Public health officials have recently championed the idea that an AIDS-free generation could be within reach - even without a vaccine. But in certain pockets of the country, unknown to most Americans, H.I.V. is still ravaging communities.       

How to Talk Consent and College with Young AdultsNBC News
Parents can still be a supportive and understanding resource as they help their newly-graduated teen navigate their new adult world. This includes, but is not limited to, their sexual relationships. 

Biem Lets People Take Private Health Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases  - Venture Beat 
Biem, a new mobile app, allows users to talk discreetly one-on-one with sexual health care providers, get tested from home, receive secure results directly to their phones, and seamlessly show verified results to sexual partners.

As the GOP Attacks on Birth Control Increase, a New Paper Demonstrates its Economic Value - Salon
Women who have a dependable and affordable source of contraception experience cumulative positive effects, including being able to go to school and invest in their careers. In fact, decades of research demonstrate that it's a smart long-term investment in our economic future.

STD Treatment for Two? - Science Daily
A new study shows that expedited partner therapy (EPT) is an important, yet under-utilized, tool in the fight against rising rates of STDs. EPT treats the sexual partners of someone who has been diagnosed with an STD without a visit to a health care provider.

Groups Threaten Lawsuit if Contraception Insurance Rule is ChangedMedPage Today
Reproductive rights groups and a civil liberties organization said they will sue the Trump administration if it proposes to widen an exemption in the Affordable Care Act that allows certain religiously affiliated organizations not to provide contraceptive coverage in their employee health plans.

Texas Has an Incredibly High Teen Pregnancy Rate - Refinery29
Despite the fact that abstinence-only sex education doesn't work, a number of states continue to teach it. Texas is a prime example of why access to contraception and sex ed are so important.

6 Things People Get Totally Wrong About Sex, According to Sex TherapistsHuffPost 
In this article, sex therapists from around the country share the most common misconceptions they've heard about sex. 

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