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Transparency between Patients and Doctors Can Help Improve Sexual Health of Americans - International Business Times
The lack of transparency between patients and their doctors may be the reason behind the soaring rates of treatable STIs. 
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In an online survey, Drexel University researchers found that higher levels of sexting, or exchanging explicit messages or photos via text, were associated with higher sexual satisfaction.
 
Warren Buffett's family quietly donated hundreds of millions of dollars to the research and expansion of long-term, reversible birth control.   

HIV Prevention Pill Remains a Tough Sell Among Gay Latinos - NPR  
Health workers are trying to get more high-risk Latino men to use the drug Truvada for HIV prevention, but are encountering barriers.

Next year the military will officially lift restrictions on women in combat, but women who deploy overseas may continue to face obstacles obtaining contraception.

On Sunday night's episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver discussed the flaws in America's sex education system.      

A new study from the University of Otago shows that drinking alcohol before sex is still common as people approach middle age, and it still has an impact on health and well-being.
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