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NCSH Sexual Health in the News: Feb 17 - Feb 23

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder Might Be Behind Your Low Libido - SELF   
This article describes hypoactive sexual desire disorder and links readers to Findmyspark.com, a resource developed by NCSH member American Sexual Health Association.  

Trump Administration Rolls Back Protections for Transgender Students - The Washington Post
The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity. 

The Challenge of Accessing Birth Control in the Military - The Atlantic 
Many women want to stop their periods while in the field, but getting the means to do so can be difficult.       

Eco-Friendly, Nontoxic and Vegan: It's a Condom - The New York Times  
"Like Seventh Generation for your vagina" describes Sustain, a new environmentally-friendly latex condom. It is also free from nitrosamines, which are possible carcinogens, and casein, a milk protein commonly found in traditional latex condoms. 

Is Your Gym Routine Wrecking Your Sex Life? - Men's Health
New research suggests that frequent and high intensity exercise is linked to a lower libido in men. Intense exercise can suppress testosterone and increase fatigue, which can reduce men's interest in sex. 

There's a Problem With the New App That's 'As Effective As the Pill But Using Only Mathematics' - Business Insider
Although Natural Cycles (a new birth control app) is bolstered by a brilliant algorithm, it still relies on carefully monitoring behavior. And for that reason, there are a lot of people for whom it will simply not work.  

Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Charged with Sexual Assault in Michigan - Los Angeles Times   
A Michigan sports doctor who treated elite female U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including some said to be too reluctant to speak up about the alleged abuse years ago because he was considered a "god."   

Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Was Associated with Fewer Youth Suicide Attempts, New Study Finds - The Washington Post 
Students living in states that legalized same-sex marriage saw a drop in suicide rates, compared to students living elsewhere. One possible reason why is that same-sex marriage was related to a reduction in social stigma.

Gynopedia Is About to Become the World's Go-To Source for Women's Health Info - Broadly  
Gynopedia is an online, open-source, nonprofit health care database that offers women free information on a range of issues as they relate to different locations across the globe.

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