Sexual Health in the News February 17 - February 23

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Vaginal Douching Defined and Why Doctors Say You Should Avoid ItGet Me Giddy
While the practice is quite common, the vagina doesn't need it. Here's why. NCSH arranged the interview with Dr. Gretchen Frey.

Sexual attacks against teen girls increased at school, online and at home during lockdown NBC News
Despite the troubling trend reported by the CDC, sexual violence experts have an empowering message: ‘Our girls are not broken.’ The National Sexual Violence Resource Center, a NCSH member, is mentioned.

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To Patients, Herpes Can Be Devastating. To Many Doctors, It’s Not a PriorityNew York Times
Billions of people live with the infection, but there has been scant progress for treatments and tests.

CDC advisers vote in favor of using mpox vaccine in future outbreaksCNN
The independent vaccine advisers to the CDC voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of the two-dose Jynneos mpox vaccine for adults at risk of catching the disease during an outbreak.

Nearly Half of Young Women Report Negative Interactions with Health Care ProvidersKFF News
According to a new report, among women ages 18-35 with a clinical visit in the past two years, more than four in 10 (46%) report experiencing a negative interaction with a health care provider.

A War on Pediatric Care Is Putting Children at RiskTIME
Soon, we will be facing worsening pediatric workforce shortages—especially in many regions of the U.S. where residents struggle to get effective health care and are more likely to be impacted by sexual health legislation.

5 UTI Myths a Urology Expert Wants You To Stop Believing for the Sake of Your UrethraWell + Good
While this type of infection is pretty common, there are a number of UTI myths out there that can make it confusing to figure out what’s going on, and then how to go about getting treatment.

The Most Common Sex Issues In Your 50s (And How To Handle Them)HuffPost
Living in an ageist culture that equates sex with youth, you may believe things fizzle out in the bedroom after you hit a certain age. But in many cases, that’s just not true.

The History of the Vibrator, the Real Hero of the Pleasure RevolutionWell + Good
The current ubiquity of vibrators is helping people with a vagina close the “orgasm gap’; it puts the power in their hands—quite literally—to better control when and how they get off. 

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