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Happy Holidays from PHP!

Thank you for reading Public Health Post. We’re excited about our plans for 2017, we’ll continue to highlight important public health issues, always with an eye to how we can advance the conversation.

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Understanding the US Maternal Mortality Problem

The U.S. has ranked behind most industrialized countries on maternal mortality for years, but stopped publishing an official maternal mortality ratio in 2007. It was this failure that was the impetus for our study.

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Judge not.

What difference has the Global Gag rule made in the lives of real women around the world?

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No HIV-Positive MSM in Screening

In part four of PHP’s series on LGBT health in Senegal, Association Prudence connects key populations to LGBT-friendly health services for testing and helps to refer HIV-positive MSM for treatment.

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You Are Where You Live

Geographical concepts are important for understanding not only what happened in Flint, but specifically where it happened and why it happened there.

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The End of “The End of AIDS”

Two challenges remain to the “end of AIDS”: the lag between scientific discovery and on-the-ground implementation, and role of stigma in HIV transmission.

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ACA Politics: Lessons from Kentucky

Steven Beshear, former Governor of Kentucky, the state that most aggressively embraced and succeeded in implementing the Affordable Care Act as a core part of a holistic strategy to improve its collective health, suggests putting partisan fervor aside.

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Why Porn is a Public Health Issue

It was not that long ago that domestic violence was seen as a private family issue, rather than a public health problem of enormous magnitude. Gail Dines argues we have now reached a similar tipping point with pornography.

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