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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Fact Sheet: Reported STDs in the United States. 2015.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2014. 2015.

Chandra A, Mosher WD, Copen C, Sionean C. (2011)Sexual behavior, sexual attraction, and sexual identity in the United States: Data from the 2006–2008 National Survey of Family Growth. National health statistics reports; no 36. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics.

Contraceptive Use in the United States. 2015. Guttmacher Institute. New York: AGI.

Gates, Gary, (2011) Williams Institute Report "How many people are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender?"

Get "In the Know": 20 Questions About Pregnancy, Contraception and Abortion. (2005). Alan Guttmacher Institute.

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Peterson, ZD, Janssen, E, Goodrich, D, and Heiman, JR. 2014. Physiological reactivity in a community sample of sexually aggressive young men: A test of competing hypotheses. Aggressive Behavior. 40(2): 152-164.

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UNICEF. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: a statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change, 2013.

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The World Professional Association for Transgender Health. (2011). Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People7th Version: 12-13.

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