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NCSH facilitated an interview with Dr. Hilda Hutcherson for this article that details five reasons why you might want to delay sex until after a yeast infection clears up. 
 
In this article, Dr. Hilda Hutcherson advises women suffering from a UTI to see a doctor and not rely on drinking cranberry juice for treatment. NCSH coordinated the interview with Dr. Hutcherson. 
This Week
Why So Many Young Women Love the 'Pull-Out Method' - Huffington Post
Estimates suggest that nearly 60 percent of American women have relied on the withdrawal method at some point in their lives. But, women who rely specifically on this method disagree with the narrative that they're simply ill-informed or ill-prepared.

People Who Are HIV-Positive May Be Aging Faster Than Their Peers - NPR
Recent findings show that having HIV - or getting treatment for it - speeds up the aging process by about five years, on average. HIV-positive people tend to get hit earlier in life with age-related diseases, such as osteoporosis, heart disease and dementia.
 
Alcohol and Sex: The Culture that Absorbs Today's Girls - Washington Post
In "Girls & Sex," Peggy Orenstein takes a hard look at the sexual landscape young women face today, and examines the culture that has helped create and foster common behaviors. 
 
Health Check: Does Sex Count As Exercise? - Medical Daily
Sex isn't only a pleasurable experience, with some reports claiming the act also has health benefits that can be compared to those of exercise.

What Happens when a Woman Gets her Period in Space? - Washington Post
According to recent analysis, female astronauts need up-to-date information about options for managing their periods. While many take birth control pills, space gynecologists suggest long acting reversible contraceptives as a good option.
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For general media inquiries about sexual health topics and/or to schedule an interview with one of our experts, please contact Susan Gilbert, NCSH Co-Director, at susan.gilbert@altarum.org