Sexual Health in the News Week of Oct 2- Oct 8

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Subway rides are now doubling as sex education, thanks to a new campaign from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, called "Maybe The IUD."

Women with disabilities are far less likely to make essential appointments regarding their reproductive health due to the physical and emotional hurdles they encounter in a typical clinic.
 
Most parents count on schools to teach kids about sex, but sex education in US schools is woefully ineffective. 
Inserting an intrauterine device (IUD) or long-term contraceptive implant immediately after a woman delivers a baby may seem like an oddly-timed procedure. But more states are offering this option through their Medicaid programs, according to a new study published today in the journal, Contraception.
  
While the problem of impotence is very real, the common reasons why men believe they have erectile dysfunction are simply myths.
 
Two new studies suggest that having sex at any time may boost a woman's chances for getting pregnant, even if it's outside of the ovulation cycle.
 
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