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Millions Of Women Face Astonishing Pain When They Have Sex. Why Don’t Their Doctors Take Them Seriously?

A writer ventures out of his “male bubble” to find a medical jungle crowded with toxic treatments, false diagnoses, and shame.

The case of the vulva that stabbed itself

BRITTANY JONES HAS BEEN TRYING TO SOLVE A MYSTERY since she was 17 years old: Why did having sex feel like getting stabbed?

“I remember the first time,” she says. Now 26, the inquisitive Los Angeles-based actor who asks me not to use her real name says that back then, she was just striving for digital penetration. Even so, there was “this feeling of a knife. I literally mean a sharp pain.”

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5,000 Tons Of Garbage Was Cleared Off A Mumbai Beach

It’s amazing what 1,000 volunteers can accomplish in 85 weeks.

School children pick up trash during a clean-up drive led by Indian lawyer and environmentalist Afroz Shah at Versova Beach. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee AFP/Getty Images.

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Biologists are repurposing London's old air raid tunnels into a sustainable underground farm.

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Don’t Take The Measles Vaccine For Granted — It’s Saved Millions

When it comes to immunization shots, a little pain is well worth the gain.

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When It Comes To Reducing Child Poverty Rates, Researchers Say It’s All About Safety Nets

Research by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found on-the-ground safety net programs have brought millions of children out of poverty.

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How AI Can Help Prevent The Spread Of STIs

To combat the spread of STIs, HEALER is AI used to locate health influencers and start a word-of-mouth domino effect.

The most common STIs are spreading all too quickly among teenagers and 20-somethings. Yet, it’s entirely preventable. There are plenty of reasons for the rampant spread — a lack of education and resources, for starters. Public health awareness still has a long way to go. And it doesn’t help that the communities that need health awareness the most are often also the areas that don’t get enough education funding or that oppose sex education.

In 2016, the three most common STIs (chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis) reached record highs for the third straight year, according to the CDC. There were 1.59 million cases of chlamydia, a 4.7% increase from the record numbers in 2015. 63% of those cases were found in young adults ages 15 to 24, as were more than 50% of the gonorrhea cases. The fact that plenty of young adults are not getting tested isn’t helping. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends full STD testing for women ages 15 to 24, but only half that population are screened according to the appropriate guidelines.

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