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Community Health: Education, Prevention and Inspiration

Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

Future technology to prevent HIV and pregnancy

Posted by Tammi A. Tannura -

Preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancies are the main reasons sexually active people choose to use condoms (male or female), or condoms and another form of birth control (e.g. birth control pill, the Nuva Ring, Ortho-Evra, an IUS/IUD, etc.). But what if a female could insert one small, fast-acting mesh-like film that could prevent STIs and un...

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Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act

Posted by Tammi A. Tannura -

In recent years, news reports have told the stories about the abandonment and in some cases subsequent injury or death of newborns by parents overwhelmed by emotional distress. The Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act in Illinois (otherwise known as "the act") provides the opportunity for parents to place their newborn in a safe environment anonymously, and without the threat of legal action...

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