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Justices, Seeking Compromise, Return Contraception Case to Lower Courts - New York Times
The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not rule in a major case on access to contraception, and instructed lower courts to consider whether a compromise was possible.

Australian Olympic Team to Combat Zika by Handing Out Anti-Viral Condoms Ahead of Rio Games - ABC News
The fight against the Zika virus is going beyond bug spray as the Australian Olympic Committee announced today that special anti-viral condoms will be given to athletes to help curb the spread of the Zika virus.
 
Doctors Perform First U.S. Penis Transplant - CNN
Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital performed the first U.S. penis transplant, they said Monday. Thomas Manning, 64, is recovering well after the 15-hour procedure performed by a team of over 50 surgeons, doctors and nurses.
The Federal Government Quietly Expands Transgender Rights - The Atlantic
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has explicitly ruled that hospitals, clinics, and other health-care providers can't discriminate against patients on the basis of gender identity.

Inside Planned Parenthood's $30 Million Campaign for 2016 - Huffington Post
Nearly 1,000 of Planned Parenthood's most active volunteers gathered in Pittsburgh this past weekend for an intensive Power of Pink grassroots training, the kickoff for the organization's 2016 work. 

In Pursuit of an HIV Vaccine and the AIDS-Free Generation - Forbes
This article discusses recent scientific achievements related to the HIV virus, including the ability to identify, modify and manufacture broadly neutralizing antibodies to HIV and give them to people as a way of protecting them from acquiring HIV-1.
Good News for Your Future Self: Your Sex Life Improves with Age Refinery29
According to a new survey, people over 40 are not only still having sex, but they're much more adventurous in bed than they were in previous decades.

The Evolution of Oral Sex: Does 'Going Down' on Your Partner Have Biological Roots? - Medical Daily
Is there any purpose to oral sex aside from being a precursor to intercourse? This article discusses the evolution of cunnilingus and fellatio and examines whether it has a purpose other than pleasure.
Genius: Condoms Are About to Come in 56 Different Sizes Glamour
The condom company ONE will release a line of condoms this fall that comes in 56 sizes that mix and match different penis lengths and widths.
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