Sexual Health in the News Week of June 13-June 19

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According to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 20% of young women who attended college during the past four years say they were sexually assaulted. 

 

Drinking Is Central To College Culture - And To Sexual Assault - Washington Post

Research shows heavy drinking is one of the most significant predictors of sexual assault in college.

 

Researchers found that when women are counseled about the effectiveness for various forms of birth control, they choose LARC more often and have fewer unintended pregnancies.

 

According to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics, the teen birth rate has hit a new record low.

  

Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices - NPR

According to a new study, individual differences in the brain's working memory could help explain why some adolescents are especially impulsive when it comes to sex. 

 

Planned Parenthood Has Unveiled Uber, But For STD Testing - Vox

Planned Parenthood launched a mobile app that lets people order a confidential STD test through their phone, without needing to travel to a clinic.

 

New features on Apple's pre-installed "Health" app will allow users to track their sexual activity, namely whether or not they used protection and the time of day they had sex.

 

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A new study suggests that women with lower resting heart rate variability may be more likely to have sexual problems. 

 

House Republicans Propose Stripping Family Planning Services From Millions Of Low-Income Women - Think Progress  

House Republicans released a budget proposal that would eliminate funding for the Title X program, a network of family planning providers offering birth control, cancer screenings, STD testing, and reproductive health treatment to low-income women.
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