NCSH Sexual Health in the News: Feb 26 - Mar 3

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NCSH in the News
Today, 37 states allow school districts to say whatever they want about the effectiveness of condoms, how to reduce the risk of STIs or pregnancy, and what happens if you decide to have sex. NCSH's Amber Madison discusses the potentially harmful consequences abstinence-only sex education can have.

NCSH's Amy Schalet explains why the concepts of emotional intimacy and love need to be incorporated into boys' sexual education, and the differences between American and Dutch sex education curricula. 
This Week
A thorough case study has revealed the likely acquisition of HIV by a 43-year-old gay man in Toronto who was adherent to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This article addresses some of the top questions people who are on PrEP, considering PrEP use, or living with HIV may have. 
 - CBS News
Federal health regulators plan to warn consumers more strongly about Essure, a contraceptive implant that has drawn thousands of complaints from women reporting chronic pain, bleeding and other health problems.

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, listening to rap music for three hours or more each day can encourage promiscuous sexual behavior in teens.

Showdown on Abortion at the Supreme Court  - New York Times
The decades-long crusade to end legal abortion in America after Roe v. Wade has again reached the Supreme Court. Wednesday, the eight justices heard a case challenging a 2013 Texas law that has already shut down more than half of the state's 41 health clinics that perform abortions.

Bisexual and lesbian women - and, in particular, all young women - need to be educated about how various sexual health issues affect them. Here are five scientifically-sourced facts about lesbian and bisexual women's sexual health.
 
Oral Sex Gap: Women Twice as Likely to 'Go Down' on Partners, Half as Likely To Get Pleasure from Receiving - Medical Daily
A recent study published in The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality found women are more than twice as likely to go down on their partners than men, but they are less likely to enjoy performing the act.
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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