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Sexual Health in the News Jan 25 - Jan 31

How to Navigate 6 Common Sexual Health Conversations with Your Partner – Refinery29
Talking openly with your partner is essential to truly enjoying your sex life. Refinery29 created a handy guide to the most common sex conversations, tapping NCSH spokeswomen Katharine O'Connell White, MD, MPH, and Rachel Needle, PsyD, for their best advice.

How Long Can Pubic Lice Live in Bedding? Part of the Answer Is Written in Their DNA – Inverse
One of the most important things to know about pubic lice is that they really do need certain conditions to survive. The NCSH and coalition member, ASHA, provided content to support this story.

Sex Ed Can Reduce the Violence Against Transgender Youth, According to a New Report – Bustle
Better sex education could lead to a lower rate of sexual violence — but what if it could help solve other social problems, too? NCSH members Planned Parenthood and Advocates for Youth are quoted.

Planned Parenthood's Sexual Health Chatbot Will Answer Teens' Burning Questions – Mashable
Planned Parenthood's Roo isn't a regular chatbot, it’s a cool chatbot — designed to answer young people's sexual health questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

PCPs Should Ask Adolescents Directly About Gender, Experts Say – Medscape
According to a new review, the most important thing primary care providers can do to provide gender-affirming care to adolescents is to ask them directly about gender.

Sexual Assault, Harassment Spikes at Military Academies, Strategies Fail to Stem Crisis – USA Today
According a new Pentagon survey, incidents of sexual assault at U.S. military academies spiked nearly 50% during the last school year despite years of focus on the issue and declarations of zero-tolerance.

The Trump Administration Defines Domestic Violence as Purely Physical Now – Bustle
In April, the Justice Department drastically changed the official definition of "domestic violence" on its website to only include physical violent crimes that rise to the level of felonies or misdemeanors.

When Do I Need to See a Doctor About Low Sex Drive? – Men’s Health
A lot of men assume that low testosterone is to blame for most libido issues, but the truth is often more complicated than that.

It’s Happening: A Case That Could Seriously Undermine Roe v. Wade Is Before SCOTUS – Glamour
How the Supreme Court handles a case concerning a Louisiana abortion law could have major consequences for the future of abortion rights across the country.

How to Avoid a Communication Breakdown in Your Relationship – Men’s Health
Learning how to communicate is key, but changing the way you interact with your partner isn’t going to be easy, and it’ll take some time. These seven steps will get you started.

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