Sexual Health in the News January 20 - January 26

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‘Clean’ or ‘dirty?’: Why sex educators say we need to change how we talk about STIsYahoo! Life
Despite the fact STI cases have reached an all-time high for the sixth year in a row, there are still many who find the topic too taboo and shameful to discuss. Jenelle Marie Pierce of the STI Project, a NCSH member, is quoted.

Chris Olsen tells his 10M TikTok followers he's contracted chlamydia 3 times. Here's why that matters. – Yahoo! Life
Telling personal stories in such an open, accessible way — with humor, if possible — creates a good model for how young people can have complicated conversations about sexual health. Jenelle Marie Pierce of the STI Project, a NCSH member, is quoted.

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Most Americans Say Overturning Roe Was Politically Motivated, NPR/Ipsos Poll Finds – NPR
Nearly 7 in 10 of those surveyed say they would strongly or somewhat support their state using a ballot measure or voter referendum to decide abortion rights, if they had the option, rather than leaving the decision to state lawmakers.

71% of LGBTQ Youth Say Their Mental Health Is Declining Due to Restrictive State Laws – Healthline
More than 150 anti-LGBTQ bills have either been pre-filed or introduced across 23 states so far in 2023. These policies are taking a toll on LGBTQ youth across the country.

For People With Disabilities, Losing Abortion Access Can Be a Matter of Life or Death - Time
Pregnancy can be dangerous for anyone, but people who enter pregnancy with underlying health issues are at even greater risk.

Intersex People Deserve Reparations for Non-Consensual SurgeriesTeen Vogue
Despite intersex people’s protests against medically unnecessary surgeries they cannot consent to, and despite such procedures being called human rights violations by many UN nations, many doctors have continued to rely on flawed medical practice and science to care for people with variations in their sex characteristics since the 1960s.

An Anti-birth-control Trump Judge Could Soon Ban The Abortion Pill Nationwide - Vanity Fair
The lawsuit challenges the FDA’s approval—more than 22 years ago—of mifepristone, a medication taken in conjunction with misoprostol in order to terminate pregnancies.

How to Recognize Sexual Coercion in a Committed RelationshipGiddy
Nonphysical intimidation is the most common and least reported form of sexual violence.

Why, Yes, You Can Get the Morning-After Pill in Some Bars and Coffee Shops NowCosmopolitan
On the 50th anniversary of Roe, there’s a movement to get you free emergency contraception wherever you are (the next day or the night before).

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