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Sexually Active U.S. Teens, Young Adults Not Getting HIV Tests - Reuters
Most U.S. high school students and young adults who have sex don't get HIV tests, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  
Even Disney Princesses Need HPV Shots, Cervical Cancer Screenings and STD Testing - Forbes
For Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Danielle Sepulveres and Maritza Lugo collaborated on a series of illustrations showing Disney princesses visiting their gynecologists.  
 
Sexual assault has largely remained a hidden issue in elementary, middle and high schools, where parents assume their children are supervised and safe. There are now signs that the problem is receiving more attention.

What Really Happens To Your Body After Birth Control
- Huffington Post
The Question: What can you really expect to happen to your body, brain and hormones when you stop taking oral contraception? The Answer: For most women, the answer is not a whole lot. 
 
In Countries Where Gay Sex Is Taboo, Grindr and Other Apps Open a (Sometimes Perilous) Window - Los Angeles Times
In many Asian countries where homosexuality is outlawed or taboo, Grindr and similar apps have opened up a new digital frontier for gays but also raised concerns about privacy, safety and government clampdowns.

7 Reasons We Need to Educate Teenage Girls About Sexual Health and STDs - Bustle
Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are on the rise, particularly in young women. Here are seven facts that give plenty of reasons why we need to educate teenage girls about sexual health.

Men Who Eat Fruit Less Likely to Have Sex Problems as They Age, Study Says
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Health
Biochemicals found in berries, citrus fruit, and red wine might help men maintain healthy erections, suggests a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

One in Four Sexual Assaults Happen in a Crowd - Huffington Post
A recent study of sexual assault at mass gatherings in Ottawa found that victims tended to be younger, potentially drugged, and knew their attacker 30% of the time.
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