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Child protective services (CPS) is supposed to protect against maltreatment for adolescents, but do they help protect against negative outcomes linked to sexual health?

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In this episode of Pap Talk, Gloria Bachmann, MD, MSc, breaks down what it means to be a health care provider for incarcerated individuals, and explores the specific challenges women and their providers face during and after incarceration. Joined by sexual health expert Michael Krychman, MD, Bachmann also discusses trauma-informed care and how providers can get informed.

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Agile Therapeutics, Inc. recently announced a new alliance with Afaxys Pharma, LLC to promote levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol (Twirla) transdermal system.

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The findings support previous research demonstrating that increased access to emergency contraception does not compromise use of other more effective methods or lead to an increase in reported levels of unprotected sexual intercourse, according to Hawkins.

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Many adolescents across the United States lack quality sex education, a trend that has worsened in recent years. Moreover, national statistics mask significant inequities in the receipt of formal sex education by gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and the location of instruction, according to a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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Consensus group discussion resulted in a shift from results-based to risk-based management for cervical cancer screening.

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While it has been nearly 50 years since vaginal dilators were introduced as a therapy to decrease VS, the medical community still knows very little about the potential impact on long term outcomes.

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A population-based retrospective cohort study in JAMA Network Open concluded that maternal sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are significantly linked to an increased risk of preterm birth in the United States.

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It is essential to expand access to all available, effective cervical cancer screening options for the most vulnerable populations. The targeted use of any particular screening modality in higher-risk populations is not supported by evidence-based guidelines; any effective screening is the priority.

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Surviving a bout of cancer early in life puts children and teenagers at risk of cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV). A phase 2 trial examined how effective a 3-dose series was in providing protection.

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