NCSH Sexual Health in the News: Mar 11 - Mar 17

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NCSH in the News
NCSH's Fred Wyand reports findings from an ASHA survey for this article on sex and aging. Other topics include the physical limitations and medical conditions that can pose challenges as people reach their 60s, 70s and 80s, and the workarounds that can help.

Although male condoms are the most popular barrier method, there are several lesser-known options that are worth considering. NCSH's Dr. Ned Hook III is interviewed, on background, for a slide show on five other barrier methods and their effectiveness at preventing pregnancies and STIs.
This Week
Girls on Most Effective Birth Control Less Likely to Use Condoms - NBC News
High school girls who use the most effective methods of birth control are less likely to also use condoms, making them vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), researchers say.

Another Bright Glimmer in Search for Male Birth Control Pill
 - Forbes
An effective male contraceptive poses a few big challenges for chemists and pharmaceutical companies. But, chemists might be a little closer to an oral male contraceptive after tinkering with once-discarded molecules.  
 
White House Appoints First Transgender Person as Primary LGBT Liaison - Buzzfeed
This week, President Barack Obama has appointed Raffi Freedman-Gurspan as the White House's primary LGBT liaison, making her the first transgender person in the role.
 
50 Shades of Sex: 'Abnormal' Sexual Behavior Is the New 'Norm,' Scientists Say - Medical Daily
In a recent study published in The Journal of Sex Research, researchers at the University of Montreal found sexual preferences classified as "anomalous" (abnormal) in psychiatry are actually very common, suggesting there is no such thing as "normal" when it comes to sex.
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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