NCSH Sexual Health in the News: Oct 21 - Oct 27

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This Is How Often You Need to Get Tested for STDs, Based on Your Relationship Status - SELF
It is not always easy to know how often to get tested for STDs. NCSH member and spokesperson Dr. Edward Hook III outlines in this article how often people in different types of relationships should get tested.

What Bad Period Cramps Can Tell You About Your Fertility - SELF
A lot of people get menstrual cramps, but painful periods can also mean something is going on. The NCSH facilitated an interview with Dr. Kristyn Brandi in this article on health conditions that can cause painful periods.  

The Startling Rise in Oral Cancer in Men, and What it Says About Our Changing Sexual Habits - The Washington Post
Oral cancer is on the rise in American men - jumping 61 percent from 2011 to 2015, according to a new analysis of insurance claims. Researchers say the increased numbers illustrate both the cascading effect of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the United States and our changing sexual practices.

Controversial 'Religious Liberty' Provision Puts Defense Bill in Limbo - NBC News
Senate Democrats are urging their Republican colleagues to dump a controversial "religious liberty" provision as they draft a final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). They're warning that such an amendment could lead to widespread employment discrimination based on religion, gender, and sexual orientation.  

California's Fight Over Condoms in Porn Is About to Climax - Mother Jones 
Among California's long list of ballot initiatives up for grabs in November is Proposition 60, an initiative that would allow the state's pornography viewers to sue adult-film producers-and, potentially, performers-if they can't spot a condom in their latest download.

Celebrity Men Join Videos About Sexual Assault and Idea of 'Boys Will Be Boys' - ABC News
In the wake of recent discussions from the political campaigns about the conduct and language around sexual assault, a group of celebrity men are challenging the notion that "boys will be boys" in a series of public service announcements. 

Male Contraception: Birth Control Pill for Men May Be Coming - International Business Times
After decades of research, experiments, and failure, scientists may have finally made the breakthrough needed to create a non-barrier contraceptive for men that doesn't require surgery. Researchers have come up with a new approach that could work faster than the female pill and without the side effects women can experience.  

You Can Now Order Up Birth Control on Your iPhone. Yay! - Seattle Weekly   
An app that delivers birth control directly to people's doors became available in Washington last week. The app, called Nurx, is also available in New York and California. Users enter their insurance information and receive a three month supply of the method their insurer covers

 

 

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