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Justices decline to hear Planned Parenthood funding case

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a victory for Planned Parenthood, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to consider whether the state of Indiana can prevent the nonprofit, which is the country’s largest provider of abortions, from receiving federal Medicaid funding for any medical services it offers to low-income people. Supporters of the law, which was blocked by an appeals court, had wanted to prohibit any government funding of Planned Parenthood’s medical programs, such as cancer and HIV screenings, because the group also provides abortion services. …
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HIV cases decline for black women, increase for gay men: CDC

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Fewer black women in the United States are being infected with HIV, but the number of young gay and bisexual men infected is rising, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. Between 2008 and 2010, the number of newly infected black women dropped 21 percent, according to the CDC report. Yet despite the decline, they still accounted for 70 percent of all new HIV cases among women, the federal health agency said. The rate of new infections for black women was 20 times higher than the rate for white women, the CDC said. …
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Genital warts on the decline among Swedish women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Genital warts have been on the decline among women in Sweden after the country began offering subsidized HPV vaccinations to teenage girls in 2007, new research shows. Rates of the sexually transmitted infection dropped by 17 percent among women ages 15 to 25 from 2006 to 2010, although there was no change among men over the same period. The findings are “in all likelihood” a sign the vaccine is working, said Amy Leval of Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, who worked on the study. …
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