NCSH Sexual Health in the News: May 5 - May 12

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In honor of National Women's Health Week, NCSH member Larry Swiader, of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy, urges men to take a more active role in the health of the women they love. 
 
NCSH member The National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy is one of 10 partners promoting the Get On Top campaign. This campaign seeks to encourage 100,000 women to pledge to practice safe sex in honor of National Women's Health Week. 
This Week
Hogan Signs Bill to Make Birth Control Cheaper - Washington Post
This week, Maryland governor Larry Hogan signed into law the "Contraceptive Equity Act," which prohibits insurers from charging co-payments for contraceptive drugs, procedures, and devices approved by the federal government. The bill also eliminates the co-payment for vasectomies.

Can Your Age Predict What Birth Control You Use? A New Data Set Suggests Yes. - Vox
Focusing on women who use long-acting reversible contraceptives, a health data firm scanned half a million birth control claims from 2014 and 2015. They found that women in their 30s tend to gravitate toward IUDs, whereas women in their 20s prefer the contraceptive implant.
 
Does Size Matter To Women? International Survey Reveals Average Penis Length Doesn't Measure Up To Expectations - Medical Daily
In an international survey, researchers found both men and women greatly overestimate the average length of men's penises. Among 10 countries surveyed, the U.S. had the largest gap between the perceived average penis and the ideal penis.

Healthcare Denied At 550 Hospitals Because of Catholic Doctrine - Forbes
A new report finds that one in six hospitals in the U.S. are operated in accordance with Catholic religious rules. While perhaps best known for prohibiting abortion, the restrictions go far beyond that, and impact more than reproductive health.

Stress and Depression are Linked with HPV Complications, Study Shows - Bustle
According to a recent study, stress and depression are linked with HPV complications - specifically, whether the infection sticks around long enough to increase a woman's risk of cervical cancer. 
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