Category Archives: Sexually Transmitted Infections

The Affordable Care Act Extends No-Cost Preventive Care to Women

Nikki Ditto, WLP Intern Wednesday, August 1st  is an important day for women’s health. After this date, all new insurance plans must cover certain women’s preventive health services, including contraceptives, without co-pays or deductibles. This represents an essential change in … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania House Introduces Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

Nikki Ditto and Molly Duerig, WLP Interns A bill recently introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, HB 2405, aims to bar state and federal funds from going to health care clinics that provide abortions. Titled the “Whole Women’s Health … Continue reading

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AIDS Researchers Sideline Women: An Example of Sex Bias in Drug Treatment Trials

Guest Blogger:  Elizabeth Wingfield, Former WLP Intern A recent Los Angeles Times  editorial revealed that women are underrepresented in clinical trials of ways to treat and prevent HIV infection. While men make up 75% of the U.S. population living with … Continue reading

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More Teens Having Unprotected Sex

A recent poll reveals rising rate of unprotected sex among young people around the world. Notably, in Britain the rate of unprotected sex among teenagers has increased 19% and in France it has increased a whopping 111%. Here in the … Continue reading

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