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You Should Always Put Your Nuvaring in the Fridge — and the Reason Why Makes Total SenseInsider
If you're going to use the ring, which is slightly more complicated than some other birth control methods, you need to know how to use (and store) it correctly. NCSH spokeswomen Dr. Katharine O'Connell White is quoted.

Birth Control Apps Find a Big Market in 'Contraception Deserts' – NPR
In rural areas where women's health clinics are often scarce, buying prescription contraceptives online can be much more private, affordable and less time-consuming than driving an hour or more to the closest clinic. NURX and Lemonaid Health are both NCSH members.

Health Care Providers Less Likely to Offer HPV Vaccination to Teenage Boys, Study Suggests – ABC News
A new study has revealed that health care providers may be failing to routinely offer the HPV vaccine to boys, potentially putting them at risk of cancer later in life.

HHS Agrees to Protect Some Funds for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program – NBC News
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to pull back, at least temporarily, from an earlier decision to cancel funds for a popular federal grant program to prevent teen pregnancy.

What Is Super Gonorrhea? Man Has First-Ever Case of Antibiotic Resistant Superbug – Newsweek
Government health officials in England say a man contracted the world’s first reported case of super-gonorrhea, in which two separate antibiotics were unable to cure the bacterial infection.

All 22 Women Senators Call for Senate to Address Sexual Harassment – NPR
In a letter written to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, 17 Democrats and five Republican senators ask that their chamber take up legislation to overhaul the sexual harassment complaint process on Capitol Hill.

20 Years Later, Viagra Means Something Different for Millennials – Huffington Post
Millennial men are encountering the drug at younger ages than the men to whom it was originally targeted 20 years ago, and for more diverse reasons beyond diseases like prostate cancer, diabetes or heart problems.

Sex Ed: Many Parents Wouldn't Recognize it Today — And #MeToo May Change It Even More – USA Today
Sex education looks remarkably different than it did a few decades ago. Now, many sex ed programs venture beyond basic anatomy and biology to help young people understand healthy sexuality.

How To Ask Someone If They've Been Tested, Because You Gotta Have That Convo – Elite Daily
Ideally, you should ask all new partners about getting tested and you should get tested regularly, as well. Here’s some advice to help you start a conversation about STI testing with your partner.

8 Syphilis Symptoms in Women That Are Straight-Up Terrifying – Women’s Health
Most people notice syphilis symptoms in the first or second stages of the disease, although it’s not uncommon for people to not realize their symptoms are caused by syphilis. Here are eight syphilis symptoms in women you need to know about.

Do Condoms Protect Against Herpes? Sort Of, but Oral Sex & Kissing Still Put You At Risk – Elite Daily
You can't always tell if you or someone else is infected with herpes based on outward appearances. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself against herpes.

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