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In honor of National Condom Month, the NCSH's Tyomi Morgan urges men to change their mindset about condoms by learning about innovations that are now available to make sex with a condom more exciting and pleasurable.
This Week
CDC Investigating 14 Cases of Zika Transmission Through Sex - New York Times
Health authorities in the United States said they were investigating 14 new reports of the Zika virus possibly being transmitted by sex, including to pregnant women. 

A Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention? Two Large Studies Show Experimental Devices Hold Promise - Washington Post
Scientists reported this week that two large-scale studies in Africa have shown that a flexible vaginal ring that women can insert themselves may be able to provide limited protection against the virus.

Obama Just Eliminated Abstinence-Only Sex Ed from the Federal Budget - Refinery29
President Barack Obama cut all funding for abstinence-only sex ed in public schools from his proposed 2017 budget, released last week. 
 
According to new government estimates, 1 in 2 gay and bisexual black men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime, while the average American only has a 1 in 99 chance of becoming infected.

Study Suggests Simple Key to Great Long-Term Sex Life - Fox News
A new study suggests that if you start adding some variety to your sex life, you'll be just as sexually satisfied as you were during the first six months of your relationship.

The Number of Anti-LGBT Bills in America Reached a Record High Last Year, Just in Case You Thought Progress Was Being Made  - Bustle
According to a new Human Rights Campaign report, 175 anti-LGBT bills have been introduced in more than 32 states in the first two months of 2016. Forty-four of those bills target transgender individuals, which is double the amount of anti-transgender bills introduced in all of 2015. 
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