NCSH Sexual health in the News: Jun 24 - Jun 30

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NCSH member The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy's Bedsider network sponsored this article that explains five myths about the withdrawal method of birth control.   
This Week
New Studies Show Just How Tricky the Zika Virus Is - NBC News
A batch of new studies show the Zika virus is trickier than it appeared at first glance, lurking for months in pregnant females and interfering with the immune system's response.
Even Christian Pharmacists Have to Stock Plan B - The Atlantic
This week, the Supreme Court declined to hear a major religious-freedom case, showing how different things are since the Hobby Lobby case was decided. This article examines what has changed in the past two years.
Research Focuses on Health Needs of Gays, Lesbians - CNN
Researchers now have a broader understanding of the health disparities suffered by gay, lesbian, and bisexual people. A recent study found that these groups are more likely to suffer from psychological distress, heavy drinking, and heavy cigarette smoking.
 
Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Restrictions - New York Times
On Monday, the Supreme Court reaffirmed and strengthened constitutional protections for abortion rights, striking down parts of a restrictive Texas law that could have drastically reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state.
 
This Is How the HIV Test Was Invented - Time
In honor of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, this article examines the history of the HIV test, which originally focused on testing the blood supply, and not individuals. 

Study: Men Say They're Less Inclined to Use Condoms if a Female Partner Is Attractive - Washington Post
According to a new scientific survey, when faced with the proposition of casually sleeping with a pretty woman, men are more eager to forgo condoms than if they think their fling is less attractive.

This Vaccine Could Be a Game-Changer for Herpes, Which You'll Probably Contract at Some Point If You Haven't Already - New York Magazine
Researchers at Indiana University say there's a vaccine that could reduce the activity of the genital herpes virus and decrease the number of outbreaks, which could possibly lessen the risk of transmission.
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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