Sexual Health in the News August 21 - August 27

NCSH in the News

Yes, Some People Are Still Having One-Night Stands – The Washington Post
These are anxious, unsexy times, but many are still finding casual connections. This story features Justin Lehmiller of the Kinsey Institute, a NCSH member.

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US Rejects UN Panel’s Accusation that States Restricted Abortion Access – The Hill
The US government denied a UN panel’s accusation that states have restricted abortion access during the COVID-19 pandemic, and rejected the notion that there is an assumed “right to abortion.”

Rape Prevention Tech Won’t Stop Sexual Assault – Refinery29
Many anti-rape products are built around the very same myths that prevent women from accessing justice: that sexual assault is, somehow, something they could have prevented. Indeed, some anti-rape products might even make us less safe, experts fear.

Here’s How to Discuss Coronavirus Precautions Before Meeting Up with a Date – Elite Daily
If you’ve been agonizing over how to talk to dates about coronavirus safely, here is advice from doctors and dating experts on how to navigate safety and communicate your needs to your crush without ruining the vibe.

This Woman’s Campaigning for a New Standard for Female Pleasure on Screen – Forbes
The “Clit Test” celebrates TV shows, films, books and music that acknowledge that the clitoris, not the vagina, is the source of orgasm for most people with a vulva.

Trump Administration Wants Limits Reimposed on Medication Abortion – NBC News
A group of doctors won an injunction to have restrictions on Mifeprex relaxed during the coronavirus pandemic because it exposed them to risks.

How College Students Can Have Safer Sex This Semester – Rewire.News
As some students return to campus, here are four ways to think about sexual health in the age of COVID-19.

Here’s How Often You Really Need to Get a Pap Smear – InStyle
The Pap smear is crucial to detecting cervical cancer early—but the guidelines keep changing. Here’s what you need to know.

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