Sexual Health in the News January 19 - January 25

NCSH in the News

Sex and Dating After the Death of a Partner - AARP
Navigating a new love life and sexual intimacy while grieving can be challenging. Here are tips from some leading experts.  NCSH arranged interviews with Dr. Sari Cooper, Dr. Tameca Harris-Jackson, Dr. Nan Wise, and Dr. Marilyn Jerome.  

From the 'Third Date Rule' to Sex Ed: Boomer Sex and Dating Trends - AARP 
66% of older adults are ready to get intimate with a new partner by the third date while 43% said more sex ed would have helped them have healthier relationships today. Dr. Justin Garcia, of the Kinsey Institute, a NCSH member, is featured.  

Nearly 65,000 Pregnancies From Rape Have Occurred in States With Abortion Bans, Study Estimates - CNN
Tens of thousands of pregnancies result from rape in states with limited abortion access, highlighting the importance of ethical reproductive health practices. Dr. Sami Heywood from Physicians for Reproductive Health and Planned Parenthood are featured. 

Other News This Week

Biden Administration Announces New Steps to Protect Contraceptives, Abortion Medication on Roe Anniversary - ABC News
The Biden Administration is enhancing access to contraception and abortion care following the Supreme Court’s 2022 decision to end federal protections for abortion rights.  

LGBTQ Advocates Urge the United Nations to Intervene in Texas - HuffPost
Five human rights groups submitted a joint letter to the United Nations citing that recent Texas legislations violates the rights of queer and trans individuals. 

Wyoming Middle School Cancels Anti-Bullying Play With LGBTQ Themes - NBC News
School officials at a Wyoming school canceled a play tackling LGBTQ bullying, claiming it clashed with school values, highlighting ongoing challenges for LGBTQ acceptance in the state.  

Should You Test For STIs at Home? Here's What Experts Say - Yahoo Life
Simple 2 test, the first over the counter diagnostic test for chlamydia and gonorrhea approved by the FDA, provides a convenient and discreet option for STI testing. Here’s what experts say about this test. 

Out Actors Colman Domingo and Jodie Foster Get Oscar Nods For Playing Gay Characters - NBC News
History was made as LGBTQ actors receive Oscar nominations for playing gay characters, marking a positive step for LGBTQ representation.  

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