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Sex education in America gets a failing grade, according to experts. Here's why — and how they believe it can change.Yahoo! 
According to a new Pew Research survey, most parents want their kids to learn that there are effective methods of birth control besides abstinence. However, abstinence is all that’s currently being taught in 16 states — and it’s required to be emphasized in the sex ed curricula of 30. NCSH members SIECUS, Advocates for Youth, and GLSEN are mentioned. 

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The biggest transgender survey in the US is underway. Here’s why it’s importantCNN 
Federal surveys like the US Census are gradually taking their transgender respondents into account. But they rarely ask specific questions unique to trans life. Now, the US Trans Survey is currently underway and specifically geared toward trans and nonbinary people. 

FDA says providers offering medication abortion before pregnancy have gone roguePolitico 
The agency’s stance is a rebuke of a prescribing method, advance provision, that has grown as a way to counter states’ abortion restrictions since Roe v. Wade fell this summer. 

Why is women’s sexual health so understudied? PBS News 
Even with improvements over the last 30 years, women's sexual health remains vastly underrepresented.  

Doctors and advocates tackle a spike of abortion misinformation – in SpanishNPR 
Just after the Supreme Court planned to overturn Roe v. Wade, experts noticed a spike in false and misleading information on abortion being shared in Spanish on social media.

Why Are Sexually Transmitted Infections On The Rise?Newsy 
The CDC made headlines this fall after warning cases of some sexually transmitted infections are at their highest levels in decades.  

Politicians assumed most Latinos were antiabortion. They were wrong.Washington Post 
Experts attribute Latinos’ support for abortion rights to the community’s youth and length of time in the U.S. 

15 Telltale Signs You're in a Codependent RelationshipMen's Health 
Some codependent behavior may be well-meaning, but it can be harmful. 

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