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With A Little Planning, Women Can Get Emergency Contraceptives For Free

Michelle Andrews - Kaiser Health News

Women of all ages will soon be able to pick up emergency contraceptive pills at pharmacies and other stores without a prescription or proof of age. What many may not realize, however, is that they can get the pricey pills free under the Affordable Care Act. Doing so, however, may take time and forethought.

"Women may be faced with a tradeoff between timeliness and coverage/cost," says Adam Sonfield, a senior public policy associate at the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health research and policy organization.

Yes, Oral Sex Can Lead to Cancer

Jacque Wilson--CNN

Actor Michael Douglas made headlines on Monday after telling The Guardian that his throat cancer may have been caused by the human papillomavirus transmitted through oral sex.

The link between oral sex, HPV and cancer has been receiving more attention in recent years.

HPV is a virus that's transmitted through sexual contact -- genital or oral. There are more than 40 types, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and approximately 79 million Americans are currently infected. Most people have no symptoms.

What’s Behind The Drop in U.S. Teen Birth Rates

Alexandra Sifferlin - Time

Teen birth rates in the U.S., which have been declining for two decades, have reached a record low, with significant drops in almost every state.

The report, from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that teen birth rates fell at least 15% in all states with the exception of West Virginia and North Dakota during the years 2007 to 2011. Rates in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah fell by 30% or more.

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