‘Captain Condom’ Turned the Tide in Thailand’s War on AIDS and Overpopulation

At a time when most Thais avoided discussing safe sex and family planning, Mechai Viravaidya promoted condom use with spectacle and humor, saving millions of lives.

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Breaking Agreement to Use a Condom Is a Sex Crime, Canada High Court Rules

The Supreme Court ruling is one of the strictest in a recent spate of measures addressing deceptive condom use, as courts try to define consent.

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Why Are Sexually Transmitted Infections Surging?

After reaching historic lows more than a decade ago, rates are on the rise again.

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Roe v. Wade and Birth Control: What to Know About Access and Options

From condoms to IUDs to tubal ligation, experts weigh in on how to assess and obtain birth control options.

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STI Testing: When and Where to Get a Screening

New data from the C.D.C. shows that rates of many sexually transmitted diseases continued to climb in 2020.

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F.D.A. Grants the First Condom Approval for Anal Sex

Though public health experts have long advised the use of condoms for anal sex to protect against H.I.V. and other infections, regulators did not have enough data to allow marketing for that use.

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California Makes ‘Stealthing,’ or Removing Condom Without Consent, Illegal

The state became the first to outlaw the act, adding it to its civil definition of sexual battery and giving victims the ability to sue their assailants for damages.

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Vietnam Confiscates Over 300,000 Used Condoms for Sale

A raid at a warehouse led to the arrest of a woman who said she had been paid by the pound to recycle the prophylactics.

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If You See Someone Not Wearing a Mask, Do You Say Something?

I considered whether to put on a mask at the party and, as a doctor, did so. People glanced at me hesitantly, noticing. I felt awkward.

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Are Face Masks the New Condoms?

If people with no symptoms are spreading the coronavirus, as some studies suggest, it may be time to give face masks the kind of advertising and promotion that support condoms as lifesavers.

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