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News by Topic: Sexual and reproductive health

'Here It Goes': Coming Out To Your Doctor In Rural America
Nov 21, 2017 - Details some of the fears faced by members of the LGBT community in seeking medical care in rural areas, especially as it relates to sexual health. Although the rural Californians interviewed did not face the discrimination they feared, their physicians had to do additional research in order to meet their medical needs. A local physician pointed out that doctors often don't get much education on LGBT health in medical school.
Source: NPR
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HHS Announces New Efforts to Improve Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Sexual Risk Avoidance Programs
Nov 3, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced a $10 million effort to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates. This research and evaluation collaboration seeks to use data-driven approaches to achieve healthier outcomes for youth.
Source: Administration for Children and Families
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