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Sexual Health in the News: Aug 25 - Aug 31

How College Sexual Assault Survivors Find Justice On Campus  - Refinery29
NCSH member, Kristen Houser, from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, is quoted in this story about sexual assault and the importance of Title IX on college campuses.

Does A Happy Ending Massage Count As Cheating? - Refinery29 
Dr. Logan Levkoff, an AASECT member, is featured in this story about happy ending massages, relationships, open communication, and boundaries.   

Aetna Mailer Accidentally Reveals HIV Status of Up to 12,000 Customers  - NPR
Aetna revealed the HIV status of potentially thousands of customers after it mailed information about ordering prescription HIV drugs that was clearly visible through the envelope's clear window.

Abstinence Programs Are Ineffectual and Stigmatizing, Study Finds - Healthline   
A recent report concluded that sex education that promotes waiting to have sex until marriage can be harmful, misguided, and stigmatizing for many teens.         

Intercourse Isn't Everything for Most Women, Says Study -- Try 'Outercourse'  - CNN
Many of us equate "sex" with "intercourse" and use those words interchangeably. Yet highly satisfying sex doesn't have to be limited to penetration -- and doesn't even have to include it at all.          

For Unmarried Men, Use of 'Withdrawal' for Birth Control Increases - Live Science
More unmarried men are using some form of birth control, but this is mostly due to greater use of "withdrawal" rather than an increase in condom use, a new report finds.

How to Safely Conceive When a Partner Is Living With HIV - U.S News & World Report
"Treatment as prevention" has gained more endorsement due to a new CDC report that shows effective treatment of HIV prevents transmission to a sexual partner or a child.

6 in 10 of America's Single Guys 'Take Responsibility' for Contraception - U.S. News & World Report 
A new report has found that use of any male birth control method rose from about 52 percent in 2002 to more than 59 percent by 2011-2015.

STI Test Allows for At-Home Result - Teen Vogue
There's good news if you're hesitant to go to a doctor for STI testing: You can take the test right at home.

 

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