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California Becomes First State to Legally Recognize a Third Gender - Huffington Post
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed first-of-its kind legislation that enables residents of the state to choose a third, non-binary gender category on California state-issued IDs, birth certificates and driver's licenses.

#MeToo: Harvey Weinstein Case Moves Thousands to Tell Their Own Stories of Abuse, Break Silence - Washington Post
Reports of rampant sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood have inspired women to speak up about their experiences, using the hashtag #MeToo. Actresses gave momentum to the campaign that has spread far beyond the entertainment industry.

1 in 9 Men Have Oral HPV - Time
A new study has found that one in nine US men, or about 11 million in total, have an oral infection of HPV. For reasons that are still unclear, this type of HPV infection is much less common in women.  

If You Want an IUD, Take Note of Trump's New Birth Control Policy - NPR
The Trump administration has made a number of changes to health policy in the past two weeks, raising questions about how consumers will be affected. Here are some answers to those questions.

MyONE Perfect Fit Offers Custom-Fit Condom in 60 Sizes - USA Today
Global Protection Corp. is offering condoms that come in 10 lengths and 9 widths, to make a total of 60 condom sizes. The company says the custom-fit condoms will address a common complaint that condoms aren't comfortable.   

Donald Trump's Coming Abortion Surge - U.S. News & World Report
This month, Trump ended the expansion of contraceptive coverage required by the Affordable Care Act. The consequences of his administration's actions will lead to an increase in the number of abortions in this country.   

New Research Opens the Door to 'Functional Cure' for HIV - Science Daily
Scientists have for the first time shown that a novel compound effectively suppresses production of the virus in chronically infected cells.

Gonorrhea Resistance to AZM Reaches 5% Threshold Among Seattle MSM - Healio
In Seattle, an increasing number of gonorrhea infections in men who have sex with men have demonstrated reduced susceptibility to azithromycin - one of two drugs recommended to treat the increasingly drug-resistant STD.  

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