NCSH Sexual Health in the News: Jan 20 - Jan 26

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This App Will Be a Game-Changer for Getting Birth Control without the ACA - MIT Technology Review
If the Affordable Care Act is dismantled, NCSH member Nurx could become the single most affordable way to get birth control in the U.S.

WATCH: Nora Gelperin on Why Sex Education Should Have More Info and Less Criticism
- Salon 
NCSH member Advocates for Youth is featured in this video explaining why sexuality education is important, and that parents should talk to their young children about healthy relationships, respect, and communication.

Cervical Cancer Death Rates Are Much Higher Than Thought, Study Says - CNN
The risk of dying from cervical cancer might be much higher than experts previously thought, and women are encouraged to continue recommended cancer screenings. 

For Teens, a Higher Minimum Wage Could Be an Effective Form of Birth Control - LA Times
It doesn't work to stop pregnancy like the pill or an intrauterine device. But, for teenage girls, a higher paycheck appears to reduce the likelihood of becoming a mother before her time.

Nearly Half of Men Have This Sexually Transmitted Infection - Huffington Post  
A new study has revealed nearly half of American men have a genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, and 25 percent were infected with "high-risk" types of HPV. However, only about 11 percent have received the HPV vaccine. 

Why Your Lack of Sex Drive Isn't a Disorder - Shape
Just because a woman isn't in the mood very often doesn't mean her libido is defective. This article outlines the difference between a dry spell and a desire disorder.

Trump's Anti-Abortion Order Could Devastate HIV Programs Across the World - Teen Vogue
President Trump's newly reinstated Mexico City Policy, the global anti-abortion gag rule, has been greatly expanded and now threatens progress made in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

Hormone Injection Boosts Brain Activity Linked to Sexual Arousal - Medical News Today     
Researchers have identified a hormone that could offer an effective treatment for psychosexual disorders. The hormone, called kisspeptin, was found to increase activity in areas of the brain normally stimulated by sexual arousal and romantic love.   

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