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How Telemedicine Can Help People Access Birth Control During the Pandemic – Healthline
Getting to doctors and pharmacies has been a barrier to getting birth control during the pandemic, and supply chain interruptions have added complications. Telemedicine can help. NCSH arranged the interview with Power to Decide.

How to Access Sexual Healthcare, Even If Your School Is Closed This Fall – Blood and Milk
With many American universities going virtual, how will this affect the many students who rely on their school’s health centers for sexual healthcare?  We arranged the interviews NCSH members Power to Decide and Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health; it also features PPFA.

Coronavirus Could Result in 1.5 Million Unsafe Abortions Worldwide, Report Finds – Newsweek
A new report suggested that lost services between January and June could result in up to 900,000 unintended pregnancies, 3,100 pregnancy-related deaths across the world, and unsafe abortions. This story features NCSH member PPFA.

Sexual Fantasies Are Completely Normal – Here Are the 7 Most Common Ones According to Experts – INSIDER
There are many common sexual fantasies from multi-partner sex to daydreaming about sex in public. Before acting on them, it’s important to get consent and adhere to local public nudity laws. This story features Dr. Justin Lehmiller of the Kinsey Institute, an NCSH member.

Talking About Risky Sex Can Cut Rates of STIs, New Medical Guidelines Say – NBC News
Doctors are being urged to give behavioral counseling for all sexually active adolescents. This story features NCSH member, Dr. Edward Hook.

Other News This Week

Coronavirus Sex Guidelines Must Consider Virtual Safety – Teen Vogue
In an effort to follow social distancing guidelines and stem the spread of disease, more people are turning to virtual interactions. But what’s often been left out is how to make that shift safely.

Less Than Half of People Were Taught About Birth Control, Says Study – Forbes
In a recent poll, only 47% of women ages 18 to 50 said they were taught about birth control, 56% said they weren’t properly taught about sexual health, and 69% were unaware of hormone-free birth control.

PTSD Physical Symptoms Can Be Confounding for Sexual Assault Survivors – Teen Vogue
From unexplained migraines to random pain and fatigue, PTSD can hurt physically.

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