Sexual Health in the News January 27 - February 2

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I’ve Used the Same Birth Control for a Decade. Should I Switch It Up?Self 
Here are a few signs that it’s time to consider your (plentiful!) options. Bedsider, an online resource to learn about birth control options from Power to Decide, an NCSH member, is featured. 

Other News This Week

FDA Eases Blood Donation Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men After Years of ProtestThe Washington Post 
Gay and bisexual men in monogamous relationships will no longer be forced to abstain from sex to donate blood under new federal guidelines, ending a vestige of the earliest days of the AIDS crisis. 

Mpox is Almost Gone in the US, Leaving Lessons and Mysteries in its Wake – CNN
The US public health emergency declaration for mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, ends Tuesday. But even with so much learned, there are lingering mysteries, too. 

GWU Students Add ‘Morning-After’ Pill Vending Machine to CampusThe Washington Post 
George Washington University students made easy access to emergency contraceptives a priority. 

TBD Health Raises $4.4 Million In Seed Funding To Democratize Access To Inclusive Sexual CareForbes  
TBD Health - a sexual health platform offering sex-positive, supportive sexual healthcare - raises $4.4 million to roll out at-home sexual healthcare in all US states.  

I’m Intersex. Here’s How That Affects My Sex LifeVice  
About 1.7 percent of all people are born with intersex characteristics. VICE talked with Addy Berry, an intersex woman, to learn how they've approached sex and intimacy. 

HHS Weighs Abortion Access Actions, Including Possible Health Emergency DeclarationAxios 
The Biden administration is weighing additional actions to help people access abortions, which may include a public health emergency declaration. 

A Ban On Gender-Affirming Care For Anyone Under 18 Has Gone Into Effect In UtahBuzzfeed 
The Utah governor signed into law on Saturday a ban on gender-affirming healthcare for transgender minors in the state. 

Survey Finds Widespread Confusion Around Medication Abortion in post-Roe USCNN 
Nearly 50% of adults in the U.S.  – including 2 out of 5 women of childbearing age – are unsure whether medication abortion is legal in their state, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey.  

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