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Teens Unfamiliar With Most Effective Form of Birth Control

U. S. News & World Report - By Kimberly Leonard

Teens are largely unfamiliar with the most effective type of birth control, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which encourages greater access to contraceptives other than condoms or pills to further reduce historically low teen pregnancy rates. 

When Social Media Companies Censor Sex Education

When The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy launched Bedsider three years ago, it wanted to create the “cool kid” of sexual health and contraceptive information. Bedsider live-tweets the Golden Globes, has a Frisky Friday newsletter full of sex tips, and tweets things like: “98 percent of women have used birth control. Not one of them?

Poll Finds Factors Large And Small Shape People's Health

NPR - By: Joe Neel

We often think of health as a trip to the doctor or a prescription to treat or prevent diseases. Or maybe it's an operation to fix something that's gone wrong.

But a new poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health reveals that Americans perceive health as being affected by a broad range of social and cultural factors.

CMS Announces Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season

CMS News Release:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes in states which use the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM). This special enrollment period will allow those individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the FFM.

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