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Are you and your partner considering ditching condoms? Here's 10 things you should know, according to Amber Madison, who wrote this in-depth story on behalf of the coalition. 
This Week
Brazil Says Its Record-Breaking Condom Provision Has Nothing to Do With Zika Slate
Late last week, Rio de Janeiro announced that it will provide 450,000 condoms during the Olympics this August--which works out to 42 condoms per athlete. However, officials say this precaution has nothing to do with the Zika virus.  
For Zika-infected Pregnancies, Microcephaly Risk May Be as High as 13 Percent - Washington Post
Pregnant women infected with the Zika virus during their first trimester face as high as a 13 percent chance that their fetus will develop a severe and rare brain defect, according to research published Wednesday.
Do Women Need Periods? - NPR
According to doctors, there is no medical need to have a period when you're on contraception. So why have women been having all these "fake" periods for decades? 
 
House Democrat to Revive LGBT Anti-discrimination Measure on Floor - Washington Post
The House is headed for another showdown over LGBT rights this week as Democrats plan to revive a measure to bar the government from paying contractors that discriminate based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

Young Female Cancer Survivors Not Clear on Infertility Risks - Fox News
Many young women who survive cancer don't understand how tumor treatments affect their reproductive health even though the therapy can trigger infertility, a survey suggests.

Evolutionary Theory on Sexual Fluidity: Why Women Are More Likely to Have Same-Sex Hookups than Men - Medical Daily
A recent study published in the journal Biological Reviews suggests women's sexuality has evolved to be more fluid than men's as a mechanism to reduce conflict and tension among co-wives in polygynous marriages.  

If You're Expecting Great Sex on Vacation, You'll Probably Be Disappointed Huffington Post
A London survey by sexual wellbeing brand Durex has revealed that 52 percent of adults expect better sex on vacation, but 60 percent are left disappointed, admitting that the reality didn't quite live up to their expectations.
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