Sexual Health in the News August 13 - August 19

NCSH in the News

Birds and the Bees: The Need for Sex Ed Curriculum Updates – Ms. Magazine 
A family planning counselor highlights the importance of comprehensive sex education and how it can be implemented through policy. Authored by Kelley Dennings of the Center for Biological Diversity, a NCSH member.  

Sex Ed Conversations You Need To Have With Your Tween Or Teen – CNN 
This article explains the importance of having factual conversations with your children about sex, relationships, and puberty before they get their information elsewhere. NCSH members Brittany McBride, of Advocates for Youth, and Logan Levkoff are featured.  

Other News This Week

Transgender Victory Over Hobby Lobby Could Have National Impact – NBC News   
An Illinois court ruled that Hobby Lobby violated the Human Rights Act as an employer and a place of public accommodation. This ruling is the first of its kind and will set a precedent for future cases.  

Almost Half Of Transgender People Have Experienced Mistreatment By Medical Provider – The Hill   
In a recent report, the Center for American Progress found that nearly 50% of transgender people have experienced mistreatment by a medical provider.  

Moderna May Start HIV Vaccine Trials As Early As This Week – Refinery29
Moderna is expected to start human trials this week for two mRNA-based HIV vaccines after seeing the success of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine 

House Members Press FDA To Lift In-Person Requirement To Get Abortion Medication – NBC News   
The House Oversight Committee announced a resolution pressuring the FDA  to permanently lift the in-person requirements on medication abortion, deeming the dispensing rule medically unnecessary.  

Gov. Lujan Grisham Signs Order Requiring State Agencies To Collect Information On Sexual Orientation – Santa Fe New Mexican 
The New Mexico Governor signed an executive order requiring state agencies to start collecting SOGI information to help address barriers the LGBTQ community may face when accessing government services. 

Here’s How To Get Plan B for Cheap or Even Free – Well + Good
This article provides resources and information on where to find low-cost Plan B options. Suggestions include delivery services, safety net clinics, and using coupons for in-store options.   

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