Sexual Health in the News December 31 - January 6

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Everything You Need To Know About Outercourse (Sex Without Penetration)MindBodyGreen Relationships
Not all sex has to involve penis-in-vagina (PIV) penetration. Sex ed experts explain what outercourse is, the benefits, and risks. NCSH members Dr. Tameca Harris-Jackson, of AASECT, and Fred Wyand, of ASHA, are featured.

With Sexually Transmitted Infections Soaring In California, New Law Pushes At-Home Tests Los Angeles Times
California is the first state to require health insurance plans to cover at-home tests for STIs, such as HIV, chlamydia and syphilis. Stephanie Arnold Pang, of the National Coalition of STD Directors, an NCSH member, is featured.

Other News This Week

After Surviving Cervical Cancer, I’m Teaching My Kids About Sexual Health To Save Their LivesThe Washington Post
A parent shares how their experience with cervical cancer led them to teach their children about sexual health. Experts explain that using anatomical names for private parts and getting HPV vaccinations by age 12 can help keep children healthy.

How Parents Should Talk About Sex With Their Kids (Hint: Honestly)Los Angeles Times
Talking with young children about sex and sexual health can be difficult, but sex-positive experts explain it’s important to be honest during conversations. This article provides scripts and examples for parents.

A Supreme Court Decision Limiting Access to Abortion Could Harm the Economy and Women’s Well-Being Ms. Magazine
A women’s choice isn’t the only concern as efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade continue nationwide. Experts explain that providing individuals with a full range of reproductive health options is also good for the economy and financial security of women and their families.

How to Define Emotional Cheating or Emotional Infidelity In Your Relationship SHAPE
Emotional cheating can be difficult to identify, especially in your own relationship. Sexual wellness experts explain what emotional cheating is and how one can identify it in their own relationship.

When A Student Is Raped, Who Does The School Protect? – Refinery29
The student recounts the university’s response (or lack thereof) and explains how universities make it difficult for victims of sexual assault to report and seek help.

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