Sexual Health in the News August 11 - August 17

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STI's are on the Rise in the US. A Pill Taken After Sex Could Help Slow Them Down - CNN
To curb rising STI rates, doctors are prescribing a single doxycycline dose after unprotected sex for gay and bisexual men and transgender women. The CDC is preparing guidelines for this method. Dr. Jonathan Mermin, from CDC, and David Harvey, from NCSD, are interviewed.

What 'The Red Zone' on College Campuses Teaches Us About Sexual Assault - USA Today
“The Red Zone” is the period of time between the start of the college year and Thanksgiving break, when 50% of sexual assaults on campuses occur. Experts discuss methods to promote safety at school. Halle Nelson, of NSVRC, an NCSH member, is quoted.

Defining the Role of a Sex Therapist - Very Well Health 
Explore the role of sex therapists - mental health professionals who help individuals and couples enhance relationships and promote sexual wellbeing.  AASECT, an NCSH member, is featured.


Other News This Week

Appeals Court Imposes Restrictions on Abortion Pill, But Drug Will Stay on the Market for Now - CNBC
A federal appeals court has limited mifepristone due to safety concerns. Medication accessibility could change and require in-person prescriptions, pending a Supreme Court decision.

Sex Ed for People With Disabilities is Almost Non-Existent. Here's Why that Needs to Change - USA Today
Sex education often ignores the needs of people with disabilities, leaving them vulnerable to abuse, risky behavior, and loneliness. A few steps are highlighted to promote sexual equality.

A Dancer's Killing- Over Voguing- Highlights the Dangers Black LGBTQ Americans Face - NPR
O’Shae Sibley, a black LGBTQ dancer, was killed for dancing to Beyonce, highlighting the significance of voguing as an act of self-expression and resilience for marginalized queer communities.

Taking Morning-After Pill With Another Drug is Much More Effective, Study Finds - The Guardian
A study has shown that taking an anti-inflammatory medication alongside the morning-after pill is much more effective in preventing pregnancy compared to relying on emergency contraception alone.

In Oklahoma, Native American Women Struggle to Access Emergency Contraception - USA Today
Despite the promise of free healthcare, many Native American health centers in Oklahoma, including tribal clinics, don’t offer emergency contraception, raising worries about equitable access to healthcare.

I'm a College Sex Educator. Here's What All Students Should Know About Sex Before Move-In Day - Insider
College sex educator Cassandra Corrado shares sexual tips for incoming students.  

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