Sexual Health in the News January 14 - January 20

This weekly online digest was created to keep you up-to-date on sexual health topics currently trending in the media. The NCSH does not endorse specific content or research included in these articles. 

NCSH in the News

2 Ways To Improve Intimacy When You And Your Partner Have Different Sex Drives, According To A Sex Researcher  – Insider
Dr. Justin Lehmiller of the Kinsey Institute, a NCSH member, shares various strategies couples can use to address mismatched sex drives in a relationship.  


Other News This Week

The Joys (and Challenges) of Sex After 70The New York Times Magazine
Having great sex in your later years can feel like a taboo topic, but for those who keep going, it can be the best of their lives. This article follows one couple’s journey and provides tips for addressing sexual concerns.

Doctors Debate Whether Trans Teens Need Therapy Before Hormones  – The New York Times
Clinicians are divided over new guidelines that say teens should undergo mental health screenings before receiving hormones or gender surgeries.

NCAA Adopts New Policy For Transgender Athletes, Letting Each Sport Set Eligibility RequirementsCBS News
The NCAA has adopted new sport-by-sport guidelines for transgender athletes. Transgender participation for each sport will be determined by the policy for the sport's national governing body.

Do Condoms Expire? Here's the Lowdown on Condom Expiration DatesGreatist
Condoms are a great way to protect yourself against unplanned pregnancies and STIs, but many people don’t realize they expire.  

How Social and Political Issues Affect the Mental Health of LGBTQ Youth Healthline
A recent report from the Trevor Project showed how the current political and social climates are greatly affecting the mental health and overall well-being of LGBTQ youth.

Nation’s Largest Catholic University Provides Students with Nine Gender OptionsThe Hill
DePaul University now allows students and staff to self-select their preferred gender identity on the school’s online resource portal.

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Decriminalizing Sexual Activity by Persons Infected with HIVNJ.gov
New Jersey Gov. signed legislation which decriminalizes sexual intercourse while knowingly infected with an STI or HIV and keeps the name of the defendant and other individual confidential.

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