Sexual Health in the News April 19 - April 25

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How Young Is Too Young to Learn About Sex? Olivia Rodrigo Is Sparking the ConversationIndependent
Olivia Rodrigo's support for reproductive justice at her concerts sparked debate on age-appropriate sex education, highlighting the need for comprehensive sexual health information amidst legislative challenges and societal barriers. NCSH members, Advocates for Youth, SIECUS, and PPFA, are featured.

What Does ‘FWB’ Mean? Experts Share If This Type of Relationship Is Right for YouParade
The article explores FWB (friends with benefits) relationships, including their definition, potential for romance, and suitability, offering expert advice for navigating them. Relationship counselor and NCSH member, Allison Kent, contributes insights.

Can I Use Spit as Lube? Experts Explain.Men’s Health
While it is possible to use spit as a form of lubricant during sex, experts warn against it due to the risk of irritation, increased friction, and the potential transmission of STIs. NCSH member, Dr. Evan Goldstein, is quoted.

Other News This Week

5 Questions About the Supreme Court's Next Major Abortion CasePOLITICO
The SCOTUS abortion case on Idaho hospitals’ obligations during medical emergencies has national implications, touching on federal law interpretation, state bans, and broader healthcare consequences.

Spike In Newborn Syphilis Cases Has Experts Issuing New Recommendations. What To KnowYahoo! News
Recent guidelines recommend testing pregnant women for syphilis three times during pregnancy to curb the increase in congenital syphilis cases in the U.S., reducing health risks for both mother and baby.

What To Know About New Federal Rule That Blocks Transgender School Bathroom BansAP News
New federal rule blocks transgender school bathroom bans, sparking legal battles with GOP states over Title IX, bathroom policies, parental notification, pronoun restrictions, sports participation, and lawsuits.

How Long Does It Take for Gonorrhea to Show Up?Healthline
Gonorrhea symptoms may appear within 1 to 14 days after exposure, underlining the urgency of seeking medical advice promptly to prevent complications like infertility.

Hoping to Conceive? Experts Offer Tips to Better Female FertilityU.S. News & World Report
Experts recommend consulting a doctor about medical or lifestyle factors that can affect fertility, including body weight, smoking and alcohol, caffeine, and exposure to toxins.

What Is the Birth Control Patch?Health
The birth control patch, a hormonal contraceptive worn on the skin, prevents pregnancy effectively but may cause mild side effects and requires consistent use and a prescription.

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