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NCSH Sexual Health in the News: Feb 10 - Feb 16

Under Sexed - Metro Weekly  
For this article, the NCSH facilitated interviews with NCSH member GLSEN and Dan Wohlfeiler, Director of Building Healthy Online Communities, about improving sex education for LGBTQ youth.  

New HIV infections decline 18% in US - Healio
In the US, the overall number of annual HIV infections declined 18% over a 6-year period, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Progress, however, was lacking in certain populations. 

Smartphone Fertility App Approved As Contraception - Newsweek
Natural Cycles, a fertility smartphone app, has become the world's first piece of software to be officially certified as a reliable form of contraception.      

15 Wrong Ways to Celebrate International Condom Day - Forbes
When used correctly, condoms can prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies. However, many men do not use condoms correctly and therefore may not be preventing STIs or pregnancies. Here are 15 common ways condoms are misused. 

Do Aphrodisiacs Work? The Truth About Foods Like Oysters and Chocolate - CNBC
Edible aphrodisiacs have been used since ancient times, believed to help amp up libido, lust and even fertility. But do they really work? The answer is complicated.

Fighting College Sexual Assault in the Trump Era - The New York Times
Many advocates are concerned about the future of the protections offered by Title IX under President Trump.  

Texas School Districts Skimping on Sex Ed - US News & World Report   
More than 83 percent of Texas school districts taught abstinence-only or no sex education at all in the 2015-16 school year, according to a new report from the Texas Freedom Network.    

Fifty Shades Darker: 4 Physical & Mental Benefits of BDSM - Health Aim
A recent study found that people who partake in bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism (BDSM) may be mentally healthier than those who don't.

Nearly 800 Parents of Transgender Kids Pen Letter to Trump - NBC News
Nearly 800 parents of transgender children across the US wrote a letter to President Trump on Tuesday asking him to preserve Obama-era protections for trans students.

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