Sexual Health in the News April 28 - May 4

NCSH in the News

Six decades after approving the first pill, the FDA is considering allowing a product to be sold without a prescription. NCSH members, Raegan McDonald-Mosley, of Power to Decide, Krishna Upadhya of PPFA, and Beau Nelson a member of Advocates for Youth, are featured. 

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A New Report on LGBTQ Youth Sheds Light on the Mental Health Struggles – Teen Vogue 

Through surveying over 28,000 LGBTQ young people ages of 13 - 24, The Trevor Project found that nearly 1 in 3 said their mental health was poor most of the time or always due to anti-LGBTQ policies. 

These states are narrowly defining who is 'female' and 'male' in law – NPR  

Lawmakers in various states have recently voted to narrowly define who is "female" and who is "male" in state law using such terms as "gametes," "ova," "sex chromosomes," "genitalia" and "immutable biological sex." 

Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Fierce Defender of Abortion Rights, Dies at 81 – The New York Times 

Undeterred by arson at his home and by the murder of a colleague, he provided reproductive care in Nebraska and Maryland, including late-term abortions. 

If Your Partner Has to Travel for an Abortion, You Should Probably Pay for the Plane Ticket – GQ  

Living and having sex post-roe is fraught for everyone, but especially for people who can get pregnant. So, if you’re someone, who can get someone pregnant, this is a guide for how you should be supportive. 

Oklahoma governor signs ban on gender-affirming care for trans kids – PBS Newshour 

Oklahoma is the latest state to ban gender-affirming medical care for minors, making it a felony for healthcare workers to provide children with treatments, including puberty-blocking drugs and hormones. 

The 12 Rules for Casual Sex in Your 40s – Yahoo News 

Whether you’re talking one-night stands, friends with benefits (FWB), or no strings attached (NSA) sex if you’re in your 40s, there are some unique considerations. Yahoo polled a handful of 40-something casual sex-havers and a sexologist to develop the 12 rules.  

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