Sexual Health in the News May 7 - May 13

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

This May, Let’s Talk About Sex Ed During COVID – Ms. Magazine
The COVID-19 pandemic has simultaneously exposed the flaws in the current sex ed system in the U.S. and provided an opportunity to push for new methods of comprehensive sex ed. Experts, including NCSH member, Power to Decide, share strategies.  


Other News This Week

Biden Administration Revives Anti-Bias Protections In Health Care For Transgender People – The Washington Post
The Biden administration will provide protections against discrimination in health care based on gender identity and sexual orientation, requiring them of HHS funded programs.   

In COVID Vaccine Data, LGBTQ People Fear Invisibility – The New York Times
With COVID vaccines, sexual orientation and gender identity data is collected in only a few states and territories. Yet, this data could shed light on any disparities and lead to more equitable resource allocation.  

There’s a Global Shortage of 900,000 Midwives & It’s Impacting Maternal Morbidity – Forbes 
WHO recently found a shortage of 1.1 million sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, and adolescent healthcare workers. Investment is needed in this valuable workforce, particularly midwives, to reduce  maternal and infant mortality and morbidity.   

Resources for Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2021– HIV.gov
With Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day fast approaching on May 19, the Minority AIDS and HIV Fund provides resources that organizations can share with their communities. 

Can You Get an STI/STD from a Toilet Seat? – Healthline
We all know that public toilets are… gross. But can you get an STI from sitting on one? Experts explain why it’s practically impossible to contract an STI from a toilet seat.  

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