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Sexual Health in the News Mar 2 - Mar 8

What To Do If You Think You Have A Genital Wart – Refinery 29
If you end up with genital warts, are worried, and don’t know what to do, NCSH spokeswoman, Dr. Ana G. Cepin, provides a practical, step-by-step plan. 

6 Herpes Symptoms In Women That Shouldn't Be Ignored – Women’s Health
While one in six people have genital herpes, most people don’t know they are infected. Here are some of the most common symptoms. NCSH contributed background to this story.

Use of HIV Prevention Drug Grows, but Lags Among Minorities – Daily BeastThe pill, known as PrEP, can reduce the risk of contracting the virus that causes AIDS by over 90 percent. Its use has expanded sharply, but more so among whites than minority groups.

How Sex Educators Talk To Their Sons About Consent – Huffington Post
HuffPost spoke with sex educators who have sons about how they talk with their children ― as well as the students they serve ― about consent. They share their approach and advice for fellow parents.

Health Department Urges City Women To Take HIV Preventative Pill – New York Daily News
The NYC Health Department launched an ad campaign promoting PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, for women. While new HIV infections declined overall in 2016, new diagnoses rose for women by 5%.

Male Doctors are Disappearing from Gynecology. Not Everybody is Thrilled About It – Los Angeles Times
The debate about male OB-GYNs taking place in universities and doctors’ offices across the country has stoked concern and resentment among men and women, creating the ultimate collision of medicine and gender politics.

Not Every Country is Down with the #MeToo Movement – New York Post
Thanks to the vast reach of social media and the prevalence of sexual misconduct in virtually every society, the #MeToo movement has proven itself a genuinely global phenomenon. Yet its impact varies widely from country to country, from potentially momentous to inconsequential.

You Can Obtain Birth Control Without a Doctor's Visit — Here's How – Insider
Depending on where you live in the world, some types of birth control are easier to obtain without a prescription than others. Insider rounded up the ways you can protect yourself without a doctor's visit.

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