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13 to 24-Year-Olds Are One of the Fastest-Growing Groups To Be Diagnosed with HIV. Here’s How to Change That. – Madame Noire
While 13 to 24-year-olds make up 21% of new HIV diagnoses, they are least likely to receive the health care they need, partly due to a lack of sex education. NCSH member, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), is interviewed, and NCSH’s Five Action Steps are featured.

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Unequal HIV Prevention Pill Use Puts Minority Men at Higher Risk – NBC News
According to researchers, Black and Latino gay men are less likely to take the HIV prevention pill, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), or discuss it with their doctors, and they say doctors can do more to help close this gap.

Trump Officials Redirect $34 Million to Cover Gaps in Access to Birth Control – PBS
Federal officials say they are redirecting nearly $34 million to cover gaps in birth control access for low-income women after Title X funding abortion restrictions led clinics to exit the federal family planning program. They say the goal is to serve about the same number of women and avoid disruptions in care.

Support from Fathers Can Mitigate Heart Disease Risks in LGBT Youth: Study – ABC News
The discrimination experienced by sexual minorities can increase the chance of a heart attack, but new research shows support from fathers can mitigate the negative effects of discrimination on inflammation.

U.N. Survivor Town Hall Puts an International Spotlight on Sexual Violence – Mic
Almost 100 sexual assault survivors gathered to support the passage of the United Nations’ first-ever resolution specifically for survivors of sexual violence, the Survivors’ Bill of Rights. The bill asks for more rights for survivors, including the right to report and obtain forensic medical evidence at no cost.

1 in 5 LGBTQ Youth Do Not Identify as Lesbian, Gay, or Bi – Bustle
According to a recent report, 21% of LGBTQ young people are identifying outside of the labels lesbian, bisexual, and gay, instead choosing identifiers such as queer, asexual, demisexual, and more.

A Guide to the Next 20 Years of Male Birth Control – Inverse
Experts discuss the history of options for male birth control, the hope for the future, and what the next 20 years of research and development may bring.

Abstinence-Only Christian Health Clinic Receives Federal Funds Meant for STI Prevention – HuffPost
A Christian health clinic, which pledged to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and medical standards for preventing STDs in its application for federal funding, is not offering birth control or condoms, and offers only abstinence counseling.

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