Sexual Health in the News December 3 - December 9

NCSH in the News

Here's What Swinging, Open Relationships, and Polyamory Look Like – Men’s Health
This article explains what ethical swinging, open relationships, and polyamory can look like in a relationship. NCSH Member, Dr. Justin Lehmiller of the Kinsey Institute, is featured.  

Other News This Week

Lawmakers Reach Deal to Overhaul How Military Handles Sexual Assault Cases  – The New York Times
Lawmakers reached an agreement which replaces military commanders with independent military prosecutors who will determine which cases of sexual assault, rape, murder, and/or domestic violence will be prosecuted. 

Abortion Rights Advocates Call For California To Become A True 'Reproductive Freedom State' If Roe V. Wade Is Overturned – CNN
The California Future of Abortion Council issued a report with 45 recommendations to "protect, strengthen and expand abortion services" in California, including funding the procedure for low-income women who come to California for abortion services. 

CDC Releases New Guidance On HIV Prevention – The Hill
CDC's new guidelines recommend that healthcare providers inform all sexually active adults and adolescents about PrEP, and prescribe it to anyone who asks for it, whether or not they report specific HIV risk behaviors. 

Prescribing Abortion Pills Online Or Mailing Them In Texas Can Now Land You In Jail – NPR
On December 1st, the new Texas law went into effect that adds penalties of jail time and a fine up to $10,000 for anyone who prescribes pills for medication abortions via telehealth and the mail. 

LGBTQ Youth in the South Face Greater Mental Health Challenges – Healthline
A new Trevor Project Report shows that young LGBTQ people living in southern states had greater odds of a suicide attempt compared to other parts of the country. This article highlights how environments can be improved to be more LGBTQ-inclusive in the South.  

How To Discuss Your Deepest, Darkest Desires and Kinks With Your Partner – VICE
Discussing our innermost fantasies can be scary but having these discussions can help increase pleasure for you and your partner(s). Sex experts provide advice on how to discuss desires with your partner.

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