Sexual Health in the News July 14 - July 20

NCSH in the News

Details related to cost and coverage of an OTC pill still need to be sorted out, NPR answers some common questions and concerns people may have about the new pill. Tara Mancini of Power to Decide, an NCSH member, is featured. 

Other News This Week

Abortions in Iowa will for now remain legal up to 20 weeks into pregnancy after a judge on Monday temporarily blocked the state’s newly signed law that would ban the procedure as early as six weeks. 

This op-ed piece highlights the need for accessible and comprehensive sex education for people with disabilities, challenges misconceptions and advocates for bodily autonomy and consent to prevent sexual violence and privacy violations. 

Houston health officials reported a syphilis outbreak, with an increase of 128% among women in the city, and a ninefold increase in congenital cases in Houston and the surrounding area since 2019. 

In the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned, researchers have found abortion restrictions have led to a significant uptick in intimate partner violence.   

The United Nations agency focused on ending the AIDS epidemic released a new report that claims there is a clear path to end the epidemic by 2030. 

Anti-LGBTQ legislation is at a record high — and these states are responsible for the worst of it.

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