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Sex, Lies and Crisis Pregnancy Centers

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An undercover advocate from NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia recorded a conversation with a counselor at a crisis pregnancy center during which she was told, among other outrageous things, that condoms don’t protect against STDs, birth control pills increase the risk of breast cancer, and -- brace yourself -- she would encounter her aborted child’s soul in the future.

Condom Crackdown Subverts HIV Prevention Efforts

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Women who carry around condoms -- including sex workers who use them to protect themselves from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases -- are being criminalized in cities across the United States, as police agencies view possession of prophylactics as evidence of prostitution.

Berlusconi Protesters Have a Few Tricks Up Their Sleeve

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Following a long-standing tradition of creative Italian resistance, activists are planning to adorn Silvio Berlusconi’s villa with condoms, as well as performing parodies set to the soundtrack of “Grease,” to protest the prime minister’s most recent alleged sexual escapades.

Pope Threatens to Cancel U.K. Trip

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It seems the pope can't take a joke. The Vatican is threatening to cancel a visit to Britain by Benedict XVI after a leaked Foreign Office memo gave suggestions that included a "Benedict condom."

Condoms, Not Laws, Help Cut Abortions

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This isn't going to sound all that shocking, but remember that this country is still wrapping its head around evolution: Criminalizing abortion does not reduce the number of abortions; it reduces the number of safe abortions. Contraception, however, does reduce abortions, according to an epic study of 197 countries.

Sex Ed for Seniors

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Although many assume the elderly lead largely abstinent lives, AIDS is on the rise among seniors as HIV-positive Americans are living longer than ever. With one study suggesting the majority of HIV patients in New York will be over 50 within a decade, AIDS workers are beginning to pay more attention to the senior set.

The Battle Over Sex Education

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While many schools continue to move toward abstinence-only (aka "keep your fingers crossed") sex education, some communities are fighting for more candid and honest curricula. A Maryland school district, for example, just won the right to teach middle and high schoolers about homosexuality and the proper use of condoms.

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