In California and Oregon, recent legislation has made it possible for women to buy hormonal birth control at their local pharmacy without a prescription from their doctor.
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UNAIDS Reports an AIDS-Free Generation Is a Mere 15 Years Away
The Join United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) recently released a report suggesting that the AIDS epidemic would be fully eradicated by the year 2030. According to Medical News Today, this new report shows, among other things, that between 2000 and 2014:
Mother's Tweets Land Her Son a New Sex Ed Curriculum
This past April, Alice Dreger—a Clinical Professor in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University in Chicago—attended her son's sex ed class after hearing his accounts of th
Plan in Colorado Effectively Lowers Teen Pregnancy Rates
A program in Colorado, in which teenagers and lower-income women were given access to free intrauterine devices and implants, has significantly lowered the rate of unwanted pregnancies across the state, giving young women a chance to establish themselves before starting families for which they were most likely unprepared.
Women's Publications Are Abuzz with News of a New Crop of Sexual Health Apps
In a recent story on Bustle, an online women's lifestyle publication, a spotlight was placed on It Matters, a new sex ed app launching in 2015.
Private School in Minneapolis Takes Controversial Field Trip To Smitten Kitten
This past May, a private school in Minneapolis received complaints from parents after its sexuality education class was taken on a field trip to the Smitten Kitten, a local sex toy store.
Hawaii Board of Education Votes To Make Sex Ed Mandatory
Up until this past June, schools in Hawaii were not required by law to teach sex education. And those schools that did provide sexuality education to its students relied primarily on abstinence-only-until-marriage curricula.
Possible Takeaways from the Media's Response To This Condom Concept
Three young teenagers who attend the Isaac Newton Academy in London recently won a prize at the TeenTech Awards for a concept they developed: condoms that not only prevent STIs, but also test for them.
Female Sexual Health App Aims To Become More Queer-Friendly
A Variety of Male Contraceptive Options Race Their Way To the Market
Several forms of male contraception are due onto the market in just a few years, reports The Telegraph. And unlike the options available to women, most of them won't include hormones.