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Syphilis Is Resurging in the U.S., A Sign of Public Health’s Funding Crisis – NPR
There was a time when CDC officials thought they could eliminate syphilis, but cases have risen again. It’s clear that the political nature of funding for STIs has consequences. David Harvey and Stephanie Arnold Pang—of NCSD, an NCSH member—are quoted.

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Ohio Bill Copies Texas’ Abortion Ban—And Goes Further. Here’s Which States Could Be Next. – Forbes
Ohio Republican lawmakers introduced legislation that mimics Texas’ controversial abortion law, but goes a step further by banning all abortions, as the Supreme Court considers whether the law is even legal.

U.S. Adolescents Are Receiving Less Sex Education in Key Topics Than 25 Years Ago – Newswise
According to new research, only 50% of young people are getting sex education that meets minimum standards, and a significant percentage don’t get information about birth control and STI prevention before having sexual intercourse.

More Activists Who Have Had Abortions Are Saying So Out Loud. Here’s Why – NPR
Telling personal abortion stories has increasingly become central to the abortion-rights movement in recent years. Advocates believe that normalizing the procedure could make Americans more sympathetic.

#MeToo Took the World by Storm, But Started as an Effort to Help Black Girls Heal – NBC News
Tarana Burke reflects on the four years since her work advocating against sexual violence took on a life of its own.

Where Sex Positivity Falls Short – The Atlantic
Television wants to help us to get better at talking about sex, but some of its recent offerings miss a crucial point.

Meet the Student Organizers Working to Ensure Safe Sex on Campus – Mic
With help from the group Emergency Contraception for Every Campus, college activists are pushing to make birth control freely and easily accessible.

‘Out on the Force: Transgender Law Enforcement Officers Say They Fear Backlash from Both Their Coworkers and the LGBTQ Community – INSIDER
Coming out for many in the queer community is inherently difficult due to fears of violent backlash and a lack of acceptance — and transgender police officers told Insider those fears are even more magnified. 

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