Sexual Health in the News January 28 - February 3

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What To Say (And What Not To Say) To A Friend Who's Having An AbortionHuffPost
Knowing what to say to someone who’s having an abortion can be difficult. Two NCSH members, Dr. Kate White, and Jennifer Johnsen of Power to Decide, provide advice on how to support someone in your life who is choosing to have an abortion.

Other News This Week

States Weigh A Raft Of Proposed Laws To Limit Race, Sexuality Lessons In Schools  – NBC News
In the first three weeks of 2022, more than 70 bills have been filed in 27 states seeking to regulate how and what educators may teach about race, history, and sexuality in schools.

USA Swimming Issues New Policy For Transgender Athletes In Elite Competition  – The Washington Post
The new policy requires transgender women competing at elite levels to have low testosterone for 36 months — the longest of any sports governing body.

Moderna launches clinical trial for HIV vaccine that uses mRNA technologyABC News
Moderna has partnered with non-profit and academic organizations to develop and assess the effectiveness of a new mRNA HIV vaccine.

Racial, Gender Disparities Persist Within LGBT Community: ReportThe Hill
A recent report from the William’s Institute found that LGBT people of color fared far worse than white LGBT adults on several assessments of health and socioeconomic well-being.

Forced Out: GOP Bill Would Force Teachers To Tell Parents About LGBT StudentsTucson Weekly
Arizona legislators proposed a bill that would require teachers and school staff to inform parents if their child shared they identified as LGBTQAI+, and allow parents to sue if information was withheld.   

Can Birth Control Cause Depression?Shape
This article highlights research and expert opinion on whether there’s a connection between birth control methods and depression.

What It’s Like to Grow Up on the Asexual SpectrumINTO
A guest writer shares their experience with identifying as asexual, how their culture came into play, and  the stigma that asexuality holds.

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