NCSH Sexual Health in the News: Jan 27 - Feb 2

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What Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Could Mean for Women's Health  - New York Magazine
This article outlines how Neil Gorsuch could pose a severe risk to women's reproductive rights, and quotes NCSH member Physicians for Reproductive Health.

How to Get Free Birth Control From Nurx in February 2017 & Resist Trump's Policies at the Same Time
- Bustle
NCSH member Nurx is offering free birth control throughout February. Download the app and enter the promocode "ALTERNATIVEFACTS" to get a $45 credit on birth control.  

Boy Scouts of America Will Allow Transgender Children to Join  - The Washington Post
Boy Scouts chief executive Michael Surbaugh said that the organization will now accept boys based on the gender a parent puts on a child's scouting application, rather than the gender on the child's birth certificate.  

Gay Man Infected With HIV Despite Using Preventive Drugs - U.S. News & World Report
A gay Canadian man contracted HIV despite taking daily medication to prevent infection. A genetic analysis of the virus revealed he was infected with a strain of HIV that had become resistant to the anti-HIV drug Truvada.

Pornhub Wants to Teach You About Sexual Health - Men's Health
The new Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center will be a go-to destination for all things sexual safety, STIs, and relationship advice. The goal: to teach you everything you should know about love, sex, and intimacy that you can't learn from porn.

Obama's Protections for L.G.B.T. Workers Will Remain Under Trump - The New York Times
The White House said on Monday that President Trump would leave in place a 2014 Obama administration order that created new workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Yes, You Can Have an STD in Your Butt - The Signs You Should Know - SELF
It's easy to miss the signs you may have contracted an anal STD, doctors say. Here's a quick primer on what to look for, plus some essential tips on how to stay safe.  

Can We "Cure" the Men Who Pay for Sex? - GQ     
A new two-month program in King County, Washington aims to end prostitution--and help dismantle the patriarchy--by rehabilitating the men who perpetuate it. The course teaches about empathy, toxic masculinity, and healthy relationships.   

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