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'Contraception Deserts' Likely to Widen Under New Trump Administration Policy

Administration officials are exploring changes to the federal program that funds birth control for low-income, uninsured women.

By Sarah Varney for Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

What Is the Future of the Female Condom?

The company that makes it says it switched the product from over the counter to prescription only because it doesn't sell. Advocates say that's because the company has never promoted it. Who's right?

By Tim Murphy

Female Condoms, Used by Women and Men for HIV Prevention, Will Now Be Prescription Only

The oft-overlooked method may now cost as much as $20 per condom for the uninsured, if they can't get it through health departments or non-profit groups.

By Martha Kempner

NYC Condom Reaching Key Populations With Targeted Distribution, Marketing and Mobile Phone App

New York City was the first city in the world to have its own municipally branded condom, and it currently maintains the largest free condom programme in the United States of America. Even in this high income, cosmopolitan city, free condom distribut...


Putting Condoms on the Fast-Track as an Efficient and Cost-Effective HIV Prevention Method

"To achieve the global Fast-Track Target of reducing the number of new HIV infections to fewer than 500 000 by 2020, more political commitment and increased investment in HIV prevention, including condom promotion, are needed," UNAIDS writes.


What to Say/What Not to Say When Discussing Condomless Sex

Elijah McKinnon consults sex experts "to see what they recommend saying -- as well as what's better left unsaid -- when discussing condomless sex with your next sexual conquest or a person who's in the dark."

By Elijah McKinnon for AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Condoms in Jails Could Combat HIV -- and Perhaps Hepatitis C -- But Remain Rare

Without access to prevention measures, such as condoms, people in jails and prisons are at elevated risk of acquiring HIV. Hepatitis C risk may be higher as well.

By Barbara Jungwirth

How to Get More Men Using Condoms -- Put the Pleasure Back Into Sex

Pleasure, excitement and intimacy are powerful drivers in young people's sexual decision making. But they are rarely considered when it comes to strategies for reducing the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or promoting condom use.

By Mark Limmer and Rachael Eastham for The Conversation

Could HIV Prevention Pills Actually Increase Infection Risk by Cutting Condom Use?

Will people taking PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) stop using condoms and could this actually lead to an increase in HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?

By Lisa McDaid and Ingrid Young for The Conversation

What About Condoms?

"Why can't people just use condoms?" may be the wrong question.

By Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T. for Test Positive Aware Network