Sexual Health in the News April 20 - 27

NCSH in the News

Learn How to Live With and Manage Genital Herpes—GIDDY 
Learn the keys to keeping yourself safe from this STI or managing it if you do contract it. NCSH arranged the interview with Dr. Peter Leone.  

All you need to know about trichomoniasis: The STI you've probably never heard of—Women’s Health
What the average person needs to know about the most common non-viral STI in the world. NSCH arranged the interview with Dr. Christina Munzy.  

STDs are at a shocking high. How do we reverse the trend?—National Geographic
STI rates are skyrocketing in the United States. Stigma, decreased funding of health programs, and limited sex education all contribute. This story features Dr. Leandro Mena of CDC, Rebekah Horowitz of NACCHO, and ASHA.  

Other News This Week

North Dakota's governor has signed a law banning nearly all abortions—NPR
On April 24th, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation banning abortion up to six weeks’ gestation, with exceptions only for rape, incest, or medial emergency.  

Mifepristone Is Under Legal Threat. The Other Abortion Pill Could Be Next—TIME
Mifepristone has been in a legal gray area since a Texas judge ruled that the FDA’s two- decade old approval should be suspended. Experts are now worried about possible legal threats to misoprostol. 

This Affordable Antibiotic Could Prevent STIs as a Morning-After Style Pill—Verywell Health
A new study found that doxycycline taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex resulted in a 60-70% reduction in bacterial STI transmission in people assigned male at birth who have sex with men. 

For cancer survivors, sexual intimacy can pose unexpected issues—The Washington Post
As cancer survival rates in the United States improve, many survivors are left with persistent changes in their sexual functioning.  

What to Know About Using a Second Birth Control Method—GIDDY
Some birth control methods are more effective than others. Combining methods is a great way to ensure pregnancy prevention.  

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