Sexual Health in the News December 2 - December 8

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The Internet Is Warning People Not To Brush Their Teeth After Oral Sex, So I Went To An Expert For The Truth - Buzzfeed 
TikTok user @junahealth released a sex ed TikTok, informing viewers of what not to do after oral sex. This story features NCSH member Planned Parenthood Federation of America. 

The 8 Best Online Birth Control Websites, According To Ob-GynsWomen's Health 
The process of finding the right birth control can be a very long, tedious, and sometimes exhausting process. This story features NCSH members, Dr. Kate White, Nurx, and Lemonaid Health.   

Other News This Week

Bill to Protect Same-Sex Marriage Rights Clears Congress New York Times 
The House gave final approval to the measure, with lawmakers from both parties voting in favor. It now heads to President Biden to be signed into law. 

More States Are Allowing Pharmacists to Prescribe Birth ControlHealthDay 
Pharmacists can now prescribe hormonal contraceptives in 20 U.S. states, plus Washington, D.C., giving women easier access to birth control.

Same-Sex Couple Households in U.S. Surpass One MillionNew York Times  
A companion survey to the U.S. Census recorded 1.2 million same-sex couple households in 2021. About 60 percent of them were married. 

Concerns Around Sex, Fertility Often Ignored in Breast Cancer Care: SurveyUS News 
Only 49% of survey respondents reported discussing fertility issues with their health care providers.  

In The Hunt for a Male Contraceptive, Scientists Look to Stop Sperm in Their Tracks NPR 
Researchers are looking into both hormonal and non-hormonal contraceptives for sperm bearers. The hope is that couples will begin to treat contraception more as a shared responsibility. 

For Patients with Sickle Cell Disease, Fertility Care is About Reproductive JusticeNPR 
There is a silence around the impact on fertility, and lack of reproductive and sexual health care for the young people living with sickle cell disease.   

Why Is It So Much Harder to Get Over a Healthy Relationship Than a Toxic One? - PopSugar 
Breakups are all different, and most are difficult in one way or another. But ending a healthy relationship can be extra hard for some people. 

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