NCSH Sexual Health in the News: Oct 14 - Oct 20

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Cecile Richards: Planned Parenthood's Work Is Far From Complete - Time
NCSH member Planned Parenthood celebrated its 100th anniversary on October 16th. In this article, Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood's President and CEO, shares how the organization has been a trailblazer in sexual and reproductive health, and describes challenges that remain. 

The Problem with Men's Locker Rooms and Women's Restrooms - Wisconsin Public Radio
In this radio show, NCSH member Dr. Amy Schalet, Associate Professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst, shares her research that found boys want and value intimacy and relationships, which runs counter to the prevailing gender norms about boys.

On Planned Parenthood's 100th birthday, Four Surprising Ways Birth Control Has Changed - The Washington Post
One hundred years ago last Sunday, Margaret Sanger opened the nation's first birth control clinic that eventually evolved into Planned Parenthood. With Congress and state legislatures fighting over Planned Parenthood's funding, it's a good time to look at how far we've come regarding contraception.

Pre-Teens Need Just Two Doses of HPV Vaccine, Not Three: Feds - NBC News
There's good news for kids who haven't received all their HPV vaccines yet - they only need two doses of the vaccine instead of three, federal government advisers said Wednesday.  

The Topic of Sexual Assault Is Now at Center Stage in the 2016 Campaign - The Washington Post
Less than three weeks before Election Day, the 2016 campaign is suddenly focused on an unusual, emotional and highly politicized topic for a presidential race: sexual assault.

STDs at an All-Time High in the U.S. - CBS News
Rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States continue to rise, and total combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have reached the highest ever, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

7 Insurers Alleged to Use Skimpy Drug Coverage to Discourage HIV Patients - Kaiser Health News
The Affordable Care Act prohibits insurers from discriminating against people with serious illnesses, but some marketplace health plans sidestep that requirement by making HIV drugs unavailable or unaffordable, according to complaints filed recently with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights.  


 

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