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How to Leave Shame Out of Your Sex Life PsychCentral
The history of shame around sex continues to affect us and our mental health. This article explores how to approach sexual health, pleasure, and intimacy to improve overall health and well-being. PPFA, a NCSH member, is featured.

Other News This Week

Supreme Court Declines To Block Texas' Restrictive Abortion Law, Dealing A Blow To Roe V. WadeNBC News
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to block the Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, allowing citizens to sue abortion providers or others that help people get an abortion and to earn up to $10,000.  

20 States Sue Over Biden Admin School, Work LGBT ProtectionsU.S. News & World Report
20 states sued the Biden administration seeking to halt directives extending federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ people, including the participation of transgender girls in school sports, and using bathrooms that align with one’s gender identity.

Older LGBT Adults Face Chronic Illness, Other Health ChallengesAARP
Older LGBT adults are more likely than their non-LGBT peers to report certain health-related challenges and negative impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

What People Are Getting Wrong About AsexualityUSA Today
This article shares the stories of individuals who identify as asexual, and how misconceptions affect  their life. A sex educator answers common questions about asexuality.

Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Fell Slightly In 2020, While Anti-Trans Crimes Rose, FBI SaysNBC News
For the second year in a row, hate crime incidents motivated by gender-identity bias increased by almost 20 percent last year, according to a new crime report.

Can Women with HIV Breastfeed?Healthline
According to a 2018 study, an estimated 5,000 women with HIV were expected to give birth that year. An expert explains the potential risks of breastfeeding along with some possible options for HIV-positive women. 

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