Sexual Health in the News April 16 - April 22

NCSH in the News

Birth Control Access with Power to Decide – Sexual ReEducation
In this episode, the podcast hosts talk all things birth control – like the different types, how to access them, and state laws. This podcast features two experts Rachel Fay and  Mackenzie Piper, from Power to Decide, a NCSH member.  

Other News This Week

4 in 10 Transgender Women have HIV: CDC – U.S. News & World Report   
Four in 10 transgender women have HIV, showing the urgent need to offer them more prevention and treatment services, according to a new CDC U.S. report. 

Arizona Governor Vetoes Strict Sex Education Legislation  –  NBC News 
Arizona Governor vetoed a bill with some of the country’s most restrictive rules regarding LGBTQ education, including exclusion of information around sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV/AIDS unless a parent or guardian gives consent. 

Poor Sleep Nearly Doubles Risk of Sexual Dysfunction in Women, Study Says – CNN
Consistently getting a bad night's sleep may lead to an unsatisfactory sex life for many older women, a new study finds. Also, good sleep quality was tied to having more sexual activity.  

Strides Against HIV/AIDS In The U.S. Falter As Resources Diverted To Fight COVID-19  – NPR
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused profound disruptions in addressing the HIV epidemic, grounding outreach teams, sharply curtailing HIV testing, and diverting staff away from HIV care and treatment.  

Experts Reveal Why Gay Youth Are More Likely to Attempt Suicide Today Than in the Past – The Hill
New data reveals the continuation of a disturbing trend: the disproportionate amount of stress placed on LGBTQ+ youth in the U.S., and the negative health outcomes that follow. 

No, The COVID-19 Vaccine Will Not Give You Herpes – SELF
Recent headlines and social media posts have spread misleading claims about tCOVID-19 vaccines and a link to genital herpes (HSV). This article clears up the confusion about a study relating to herpes zoster (shingles).   

Stop Brushing Off Blood Clots Linked To Birth Control, Say 3 Women Who Could Have Died From Pill-Linked Clots  – INSIDER
The higher risk of birth-control-linked clots is being used to argue for the safety of J&J's vaccine. However, this narrative minimizes the risk for women on birth control, overlooking those who have suffered.  

Doctor’s Explain Why Anxiety Can Throw Off Your Sex Drive – Bustle
Anxiety is a normal part of life, but it can impact your sex drive and desire since your body stops focusing on pleasure and goes into survival mode. Experts offer techniques for getting and staying in the mood.  

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