Sexual Health in the News July 28 - August 3

NCSH in the News

Jeanne M. Marrazzo, an infectious-disease expert, will succeed Dr. Fauci as director of NIAID, federal officials announced. David Harvey of the National Coalition of STD Directors, an NCSH member, is featured.  

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Biden implements sweeping changes to how the military handles sexual assault casesNPR  

President Biden signed an executive order making sweeping changes to the military justice system's handling of sexual assault cases: removing serious criminal cases from victims' chain of command and placing them under the authority of trained prosecutors. 

Lupin, the maker of Tydemy birth control pills, said it was recalling the drug due to reduced levels of ascorbic acid and an unidentified impurity. 

Questions emerge about whether Congress will reauthorize the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program, as they debate whether funding is being used to indirectly support abortions.   

Hospitals in a 10th of US counties have lost childbirth units over the past five years, according to a new analysisCNN  

Hundreds of hospitals have lost childbirth units over the past five years, according to a new analysis, affecting about a tenth of US counties and limiting access to maternity care nationwide. 

Doxycycline, an antibiotic, is gaining attention as a promising new way to prevent the spread of some STIs. Some health officials are raising concerns that wider use of the drug could breed drug resistance. 

A recent study found that fewer than 1 in 3 mental health facilities in the U.S. provide specialized LGBTQ services for adolescents. 

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