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Seven Steps for Safe and Satisfying Sex

Seven Steps for Safe and Satisfying Sex

August 19, 2015

Whether you’re having sex or not, below are some tips to ensure every young adult can have a healthy, safe, and satisfying life – or to simply prepare yourself for when the time comes! 1. Get to know your sexual boundaries. Whether it’s through online research, talking about sex with friends, or experimenting with masturbation, […]

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FDA Approves a New HPV Vaccine

FDA Approves a New HPV Vaccine

December 23, 2014

In December, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new HPV vaccine, Gardasil 9® manufactured by Merck and Company. The new vaccine covers nine HPV types: the two low-risk types that cause most cases of genital warts (HPV 6 and HPV 11) along with seven high-risk types (HPV 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, […]

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HPV Vaccine Rates are Up, But…

HPV Vaccine Rates are Up, But…

September 9, 2014

In July the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the most recent data on HPV vaccine coverage. The trajectories are certainly moving in the right direction with most measures of the HPV vaccine and adolescents: the number of girls and boys starting and completing the vaccine series increased from 2012 to 2013, with […]

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Talking Birds & Bees in the 21st Century

Talking Birds & Bees in the 21st Century

August 1, 2014

Approximately half of the 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the U.S. each year occur in teens and young adults ages 15-24. Dig a little deeper and you’ll see that about a fourth of adolescent females are infected with at least one of the more common STIs (human papillomavirus, chlamydia, herpes, […]

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