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NCSH Sexual Health in the News: Feb 24 - Mar 2

Straight Women Are Having Fewer Orgasms Than Everybody Else - Men's Health  
This article highlights a new study released by NCSH member the Kinsey Institute, which suggests that straight women are having fewer orgasms during sex with their partners than anyone else.  

Birth Control Is Working Better - Or At Least, It's Failing Less  - NPR
Contraceptive failure rates for all of the most common contraceptives (think: the pill, condoms, and IUDs) fell from 2006-2010, according to the most recent data collected for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Record STD Rates Drive Syphilis in Newborns - CNN
The Central Valley of California has seen an unprecedented spike in congenital syphilis over the last few years. It's part of an overall rise in syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases across the nation.        

Can Florida's First Needle Exchange Help Curb HIV? - The Atlantic  
The state leads the nation in new HIV diagnoses, and close to 6 percent are attributed to injection-drug users sharing used or infected needles.

Access to Birth Control Widens as Colorado Pharmacists Prepare to Prescribe Oral Contraceptives - The Denver Post
Colorado pharmacists soon can begin prescribing oral contraceptives under a new protocol that will provide unprecedented access to birth control in this state.  

If Planned Parenthood Is Defunded, Men's Health Is in the Balance, Too Refinery29
Men also visit Planned Parenthood clinics for sexual and reproductive health services. In fact, since 2004, the number of male patients obtaining services at Planned Parenthood has increased 76%.   

Why Inclusive, LGBT-Friendly Sex Ed Is Necessary For the Younger Generation - Elite Daily 
This article outlines five reasons why inclusive sex education is an absolute necessity for the youth of today and tomorrow. 

Companies Back Transgender Rights in Supreme Court Fight - Reuters
A coalition of 53 companies on Thursday backed transgender rights at the U.S. Supreme Court. The companies support a Virginia student who is fighting to use the school bathroom that corresponds with his gender identity.

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