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Why Your Pediatrician Might Start Asking Your Child About Sex - Chicago Tribune
The American Academy of Pediatrics released a clinical report that urges pediatricians to talk to their patients about sex, using evidence-based information about healthy relationships, contraceptives and responsible sexual activity.
 
Before the Spread of the Zika Virus, the Vatican Allowed Contraceptive Use in Limited Situations - Los Angeles Times
Pope Francis recently stated that the Zika outbreak may justify the use of contraceptives. This article examines other times throughout history when the Catholic Church has sanctioned the use of birth control in certain situations. 
 
HIV Is Still an Issue...Just Not on Television  - NBC News 
HIV-positive characters and storylines are hard to find on television these days. This would be fine if HIV and AIDS were a thing of the past, but, unfortunately, that is not the case.
 
New York Public Hospitals Use Emojis to Reach Young People About Sex - The New York Times
A new social media campaign by NYC Health & Hospitals is using emojis to reach young people ages 12 to 21 and encourage them to seek confidential care for sexual and reproductive health.
 

Will Delaware Become the Next Birth-Control Utopia? - New York Magazine

The goal of a new Delaware collaboration is for all women, whether they have insurance or not, to be asked about their pregnancy plans and given birth control if they want it, at no cost.  
 
Researchers Design Nasal Vaccine to Protect Against Chlamydia - Fox News
Researchers have designed what they say is an effective chlamydia vaccine that can be administered nasally. The study team identified a novel chlamydial antigen called BD584, which may make a good candidate for a vaccine against the most common chlamydia species.

An STI Stat You Really Should Be a Little Nervous About  - Refinery29
Gonorrhea is on the rise - and not only that, but cases of a strain of drug-resistant gonorrhea have more than quadrupled in the United States between 2013 and 2014, according to new data from the CDC.
 
The rate of new HIV infections among gay and bisexual men could drop by up to a third over the next decade if enough eligible men take a drug that protects against the virus, researchers estimate.
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