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Sexual Health in the News Aug 3 - Aug 9

Should Doctors Ask Patients About Their Sexual Orientation? – Chicago Tribune
Asking about patients’ sexual orientation is not routine, even among medical professionals who specialize in sexual health.

What to Do When You See Your Sexual Abuser – Teen Vogue
If you share a social circle with your abuser, it can sometimes feel inevitable that you’ll run into them again. The best action to take is to remove yourself from the situation entirely. But when a swift exit isn’t possible, you can move around the unfortunate situation with strength.

What Is Post-Coital Dysphoria? Men Suffer From Sadness After Sex Too, Study Finds – Newsweek
Researchers have identified the phenomenon of post-coital dysphoria in men for the first time. The condition, which can result in feelings of sadness, tearfulness and irritability following sex, had only been previously recognized in women.

Mycoplasma Genitalium: Fighting a Little Known, Often Drug-Resistant STD – US News & World Report
An emerging sexually transmitted bacterial threat, mycoplasma genitalium, is making headlines across the pond as the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV recently drafted guidance aimed at better detecting and treating it. The CDC has also been keeping an eye on it.

In This #MeToo Era, It's Time to Retire Dating Shows For Good – USA Today
In the #MeToo era, doesn't pretending that you can throw strangers together to find love and happiness seem dated? And, more pressingly, doesn't it seem dangerous?

What Is Pegging? This Sex Act Is On the Rise Among Straight Men – Men’s Health
Pegging is on the rise, and has officially entered the cultural zeitgeist. So, what exactly is pegging, and should dudes give a go? Here is your 101 breakdown.

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Star Terry Crews on Speaking Out Against Sexual Harassment: 'This Is a New Day' – Fox News
Terry Crews opened up about being on the front lines of the #MeToo movement at the 2018 Television Critics Association's Summer Press Tour.

4 Ways to Get Birth Control That's Affordable — or Even Free – Insider
Birth control doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are four ways you may be able to get birth control at low cost — or in some cases, no cost at all.

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