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When Parents Say ‘No’ to HPV Shots, Teens Have No Choice. Some States Are Changing That. – NBC News
As public concern about the anti-vaccination movement continues, some legislatures are trying to create a legal way for dependent teens to get the HPV vaccine without their parents’ consent.  Fred Wyand from ASHA, an NCSH member, is quoted.

Other News This Week

Nearly 200,000 Trans People Have Been Exposed to Conversion Therapy, Study Says – NBC News
A new study reveals that nearly 200,000 transgender people in the U.S. have been exposed to conversion therapy, with those from South Dakota and Wyoming most likely to have been so.

Planned Parenthood Seeks Cash After Bailing From US Program – The Washington Post
After leaving the Title X program, Planned Parenthood is considering charging copays for previously free care and increasing fundraising efforts, while warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

Confused About Who Should Get the HPV Vaccine, and When? The CDC Has New Recommendations – TIME
Due to recent confusion regarding HPV vaccine recommendations, the CDC has released a statement clarifying their vaccine recommendations for each age group.

Media Coverage of #MeToo May Have Robbed Victims of Their Power, Research Finds – Mic
According to a recent study, the #MeToo movement has empowered women to speak about their experiences, but media coverage has often failed at conveying this power.

America’s First Generic Abortion Pill, Explained – Vox
The first generic version of oral medication for abortion was put on the market this week, but experts say many obstacles to medication abortion still remain.

What Does It Mean To Be “Bi-Curious”? – Refinery29
Experts discuss what it means to be bi-curious and how the term may have a negative connotation as it implies that someone needs to have a certain amount of sexual experience before they can identify as bisexual.

Am I Demisexual? Here’s How to Tell, According to A Sexuality Expert – Elite Daily
A sexuality expert discusses how to tell if you may be demisexual, a sexuality in which a person does not experience sexual attraction unless they form a strong emotional connection with someone.

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