Sexual Health in the News Week of June 27-July 02

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The campus safety provisions in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, which take new and better steps to end sexual violence, went into effect on July 1st
 

Obese Teens Less Likely To Use Birth Control CBS News

A new study shows that sexually active obese teens may be less likely than other teens to use contraception regularly.

 

A study of health status by Rice University, Texas, found that bisexual people have poorer health than homosexuals and heterosexuals.  

 

According to a new CDC report, about one in eight Americans with HIV do not realize they are infected with the virus and those people account for nearly one-third of HIV transmissions in the US.

 

How Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Could Improve Health - Yahoo! News

The Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples anywhere in the US have a right to marry could improve the health of gay, lesbian and bisexual people, experts say.

 

New Diaphragm Hits US Market for First Time in 50 Years - RH Reality Check

A newly designed diaphragm, Caya, is hitting the US market for the first time since the mid-1960s.

 

Birth Control Use Among Obamacare Patients Jumps 29 Percent - Forbes
A new report of 2015 ACA enrollees shows that use of oral contraceptives jumped 29% in the first quarter of this year compared to the same quarter a year ago.
 
According to a new report on HIV/AIDS infections, the fight against the AIDS epidemic in Washington, DC is working; the infection rate has dropped for the sixth year in a row.
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