Sexual Health in the News Feb 22 - Feb 28

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OK, TMI…What Happens When You Take the Morning After Pill? – Well + Good
How will the morning after pill affect you? Will it actually work? NCSH member Dr. Kate White and Dr. Pari Ghodsi, a spokesperson from NCSH member, Power to Decide, address what a person might expect from their emergency contraception experience.

Trump Administration Announces Sweeping Changes To Federal Family Planning Program – NPR
The Trump administration has issued its final draft of a rule that makes sweeping changes to Title X, the federal program that provides birth control and other reproductive health services to millions of low-income Americans. NCSH member, Planned Parenthood, is quoted.

How Effective Is Pulling Out? – Refinery29
Unlike other birth control methods, pulling out is somewhat difficult, is not foolproof at preventing pregnancy, and doesn't protect against STIs. So, why do people do it? Nicole Cushman, from Answer, an NCHS member, weighs in.


Other News This Week

Weeks After Trump's Pledge to End HIV in the U.S., Report Shows Progress Has Stalled – TIME
Three weeks after President Trump announced a campaign to end the U.S. HIV epidemic by 2030, new government data show that progress against the disease stalled recently.

‘The Monsters Are the Men’: Inside a Thriving Sex Trafficking Trade in Florida – New York Times
Beyond the lurid celebrity connection, lies the wretched story of women who the police believe were brought from China under false promises of new lives and legitimate spa jobs.

3 Texting Services That Help Teens When Sex Ed Can't – Mashable
Unlike many sex education curricula, sexual health text services offer personalized resources catered to young people's behaviors, preferences, and lifestyles.

Birth Control Gets Caught Up in the Abortion Wars – New York Times
The Trump administration’s restrictive new family planning rule threatens access to contraception and other health care for poor women.

For Future Offspring, Docs Save Eggs from Teen Transitioning Female-to-Male – US News & World Report
Preservation of fertility is a choice that transgender teens often struggle with as they undergo hormone therapy to align their bodies with their sexual identities.

Men of #MeToo Are Back, and No One Knows Quite How to Respond – Boston Globe
Less than 18 months since public allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct began to topple hundreds of powerful men, several of the accused are already back to work.

How to Support a Friend or Loved One Who Has Been Sexually Abused – New York Times
If you’re not a survivor of sexual assault, you may be confused about how to best support a friend or loved one who has been abused. Here’s what you need to know and how you can help.

7 Assumptions You Should Never Make About a Sexual Partner – Bustle
People often make assumptions about their partners. These assumptions take many forms, but they all detract from our ability to get what we want in bed and give our partners what they want, as well.

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For general media inquiries about sexual health topics and/or to schedule an interview with one of our experts, please contact Susan Gilbert, NCSH Co-Director, at susan.gilbert@altarum.org