Sexual Health in the News April 7 - April 13

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Consider this your introduction to a common STI, including its risks and symptoms. NCSH arranged the interview with Dr. Peter Leone. 

More than 2.5 million cases of sexually transmitted infections were reported in 2021, jumping by 7% in one year, according to new data. This story features Dr. Leandro Mena from the CDC  

Other News This Week

Court Says Abortion Pill Can Remain Available but Imposes Temporary Restrictions  – The New York Times 

The judges blocked the drug from being sent to patients through the mail and rolled back other steps the government had taken to ease access. 

Drugmakers sign letter supporting FDA and calling for reversal of Texas judge’s mifepristone ruling – CNN 

Pfizer and dozens of biotech and pharmaceutical company leaders signed an open letter supporting  FDA’s authority after Friday’s decision by a Texas  judge to halt the agency’s approval of mifepristone. 

Where gender-affirming care for youth is banned, intersex surgery may be allowed – NPR 

Multiple U.S. states have banned gender-affirming care for transgender people under  age 18. But in some states, "gender-normalizing surgeries" are allowed on intersex infants with "ambiguous sex characteristics." 

Concerned about the courts, some states and universities are stockpiling abortion drugs  – CNN 

A growing number of Democratic-led states are stockpiling the pills that can be used for a medication abortion, the most common form of the procedure in the US. 

Trans Lawmakers Are Publicly Opposing Biden’s Title IX Changes  – VICE 

Trans politicians have sent a letter to Biden urging his administration to rework proposed Title IX changes that could cause further discrimination against trans people. 

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