Sexual Health in the News January 13 - January 19

NCSH in the News

Do you Have a Sexual Aftercare Practice?Bedsider 
At its most basic level, sexual aftercare is just you and your partner(s) taking care of each other after sex, both physically and emotionally. Power to Decide, an NCSH member, wrote this story. 

Other News This Week

Arson at Illinois Planned Parenthood Causes Extensive Damage, Authorities SayThe New York Times 
Police in Peoria, Ill., said they received a report of someone throwing a “flammable item” into the clinic just two days after a sweeping bill enshrining the state’s abortion protections was signed. 

Another Major HIV Vaccine Trial FailsNBC News 
The trial was halted early after its vaccine failed to prevent HIV in men who have sex with men and transgender people in the Americas and Europe. 

New York City Starts Offering Free Abortion Pills at Sexual Health ClinicsCNN 
The city already offers medication abortions at its 11 public hospitals, but a new program will eventually expand access to four public health clinics and to the procedure at no cost.  

Next Frontier in the Abortion Wars: Your local CVSPolitico 
Anti-abortion advocates are targeting pharmacies such as CVS and Walgreens following the FDA decision allowing retail pharmacies to stock and dispense abortion pills in states where it's legal.  

Transgender Men Can Get Pregnant. Here's What They Wish More People UnderstoodYahoo News 
The healthcare system and society at large have little knowledge of pregnancy in the transgender male population. Now, that is changing due to demand from the transgender community. 

With Telehealth Abortion, Doctors must Learn to Trust and Empower PatientsNPR 
The growth of online abortion care is driving a radical shift in the way doctors think about caring for their patients. At the same time, it's asking them to take on new legal risks on their patient's behalf. 

Doctors say Men are Getting More Vasectomies Amid Abortion Restrictions NationwideYahooNews 
After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark case that protected abortion rights, medical professionals say they have seen a drastic increase in vasectomies. 

With over 100 anti-LGBTQ bills before state legislatures in 2023 so far, activists say they're 'fired up' NBC News 
The bills continue to limit gender-affirming health care for minors, while a slate of newer bills target drag performers. 

Nipple Orgasms—‘Nipplegasms’—Are Real. A Neuroscientist ExplainsGlamour 
Enhance your sex life with these tips from Dr. Nan, a sex therapist turned neuroscientist. 

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