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New Survey: Women’s Health Coverage at All Time High; Affordability & Access Challenges Remain

Kaiser Family Foundation

A new nationally-representative survey of women from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that coverage rates for women are at all-time highs and use of preventive services is on the rise, but many women still face a wide range of affordability and other access challenges. Conducted in the summer and fall of 2017, the survey provides a national overview of women’s health care coverage, access, affordability, and experiences among nonelderly women (ages 18 to 64) in the U.S.

HPV is Causing an Oral Cancer Epidemic in Men by Outwitting Natural Defenses

By Marie McCullough - Philadelphia Inquirer

Five years ago, when actor Michael Douglas candidly revealed that his throat cancer was linked to having oral sex, two things happened.

He made headlines that mortified his family. And he helped publicize the fact that a pervasive, sexually transmitted virus called HPV was unleashing an epidemic of oral cancer among men.

Groups Sue over Trump Cuts to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Jessie Hellmann - The Hill

Nine local government, health care and oversight organizations sued the Trump administration Thursday after it abruptly cut short grants aimed at ending teen pregnancy last year. The groups filed four lawsuits in federal courts in Washington state, Maryland and the District of Columbia challenging the administration for ending grants under the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program two years sooner than planned. The groups are represented by lawyers at Planned Parenthood, Democracy Forward, Public Citizen and Arnold & Porter.