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The number of permits filed to film porn in Los Angeles County has fallen since a law requiring condom usage went into effect. (Getty Images)

After L.A. County Condom Law, Porn Film Permits Plummet

The number of permits pulled to make porn films in Los Angeles County has declined an estimated 95 percent — from about 480 issued in 2012 to only 24 through the first nine months of this year — since a law requiring adult film actors to use condoms took effect.

11/15/2013

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Sacramento County To Offer Home STD Tests For Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

Sacramento County’s health department will begin distributing a take-home STD test for women that won’t cost users a penny.

08/26/2013

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LA County Giving Home Test Kits For Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

Los Angeles County officials hope to reduce the number of young women with chlamydia and gonorrhea by launching a series of high tech kiosks to distribute home testing kits.

09/19/2011