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First Lesson of Herpes Transmission: There Is Pretty Much No Way to Know Who Gave You Herpes - SELF 
This article was authored by NCSH member Jenelle Marie Pierce, and also features quotes from coalition spokespeople Dr. Kathleen Page and Dr. Peter Leone. 

Programs That Fight Teenage Pregnancy Are at Risk of Being Cut - The New York Times
Hundreds of teen pregnancy prevention programs, reaching more than a million youths, are funded by a program the Trump administration has scheduled for elimination in its proposed budget.

Can a Zika Outbreak Be Sustained Sexually? It's Complicated - Science Daily   
Unlike other mosquito-borne outbreaks, Zika doubles as a sexually transmitted infection and is retained 10 times longer in semen than in vaginal fluids. According to research, populations least likely to get tested for Zika could sustain a silent outbreak.       

Usher Lawsuit: STD Exposure a Crime in Certain States, Regardless of Transmission - Newsweek
Superstar singer Usher could be held liable for allegedly exposing sexual partners to herpes, even if those partners don't contract the virus-at least in some states.          

14% More Men Are Using Condoms: Study  - Time
New data indicates that only 34% of men used a condom the last time they had sex. Despite this low usage, it is 14% more than in the past.

When Should You Really Abstain From Sex for Your Health?  - U.S. News & World Report
For many people who have a health condition or have recently undergone a medical procedure, there's one question that routinely goes unasked and unanswered: Is it safe to have sex?

Good Sex: A Fifth of American Women Are Turning to Apps to Learn More About Getting Intimate - Newsweek 
A new global survey of app users revealed that among the American respondents, nearly one in five reported using an app to learn about sex.

Let's Talk About Enthusiastic Consent...  - Refinery29
As we move away from a traditional "no means no" definition of consent," experts now talk about first getting "enthusiastic consent." But what exactly does that mean?

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