Sexual Health in the News Week of June 20-June 26

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The Supreme Court upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act and agreed with the Obama administration that government subsidies that make health insurance affordable for millions of Americans should be available to all.

 

This New Condom Will Actually Change Color If Someone Has An STI CNN

The "S.T.EYE" condom, invented by teenagers, is a conceptual design that changes color when it comes into contact with an STI.

 

A new LGBT health project, the PRIDE study, will use information collected from iPhone and Internet users to build the largest database yet of the physical, mental and social issues that uniquely affect LGBT men and women.

 

According to the United Nations and disease experts, the global HIV epidemic could see a resurgence in just five years without a drastic acceleration in efforts to prevent and treat the AIDS virus.

 

FDA Reviewing Safety Of Essure Birth Control Implant - ABC News

Federal health regulators are reviewing the safety of an implantable contraception device after receiving reports of unusual side effects from patients, including fatigue, depression and weight gain.

 

Male Contraceptive 'Pills' Could Hit Store Shelves By 2018, Provide Up To 10 Years Of Protection - International Business Times

A contraceptive "pill" for men could hit the market shelves by 2018. The pill reportedly will provide protection for a continuous period of 10 years and will be the first clinically approved contraception method for men since condoms.

 

More than 20% of female undergraduates at the University of Michigan said they were victims of non-consensual sexual behavior within the past year.
 

A new CDC study suggests that abnormal changes in the cervix that can lead to cancer are less frequent in young women since the introduction of the HPV vaccine.  

 

Women Are Sharing the Incredible Ways Birth Control Has Helped Them .Mic

Planned Parenthood launched the hashtag #BirthControlHelpedMe to make sure more people understood the impact of comprehensive and available birth control, and countless women are participating.

 

National HIV Testing Day: Walgreens And Greater Than AIDS To Offer Free HIV Testing In More Than 150 Cities - EPR Retail News

In the lead up to National HIV Testing Day on June 27, Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS are teaming with more than 180 health departments and local AIDS service organizations in 150 cities across the country to offer free HIV testing.

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