Sexual Health in the News June 12 - June 18

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5 Ways Men Can Last Longer During Sex – INSIDER
About 1 in 3 men in the U.S. report having issues with premature ejaculation. Experts discuss a variety of strategies that can help. NCSH member, Dr. Arik Marcell, served as the story’s medical reviewer.

In a Pandemic, Birth Control Is Out of Reach for Many Young People – Rewire.News
With COVID-19, barriers to birth control have increased significantly, and nearly half of women ages 18 to 34 are concerned about accessing reproductive care. NCSH member, Advocates For Youth, is quoted.


Other News This Week

Supreme Court Says Federal Law Protects LGBTQ Workers from Discrimination – CNN
In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court rules that federal civil rights law protects gay, lesbian, and transgender workers.

Transgender Health Protections Reversed by Trump Administration – NPR
The rule defines "sex discrimination" as only applying when someone faces discrimination for being female or male, and does not protect people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Supreme Court Closed the Door on LGBTQ Employment Discrimination. But It Opened a Window. – The Washington Post
The final paragraphs of the recent Supreme Court ruling that solidified LGBTQ workplace protections leave open the possibility that the new protections could be superseded by religious liberty claims.

Why People Are Still Cruising for Sex During the Pandemic – VICE
Meeting strangers in public to hook up goes against every safety guideline, but many people continue to struggle with balancing physical health and social health.

U.N. Calls for Global End to Conversion Therapy, Says It ‘May Amount to Torture’ – NBC News
The practice, which aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, is currently banned in just five countries.

Women with Disabilities Can’t Get OB-GYN Care. Some Clinics Are Trying to Fix That. – TODAY
It can be a struggle finding a doctor to provide an annual exam for women with disabilities. But a few clinics are trying to help.

Medicaid Expansions May Have Affected Contraceptive Choices, Says Study – Forbes
In states with Medicaid expansion, there has been a small but important increase in access to long-acting reversible contraceptives—the most effective birth control methods.

I Lie to All My Health Care Providers About My Gender Identity – HuffPost
“It is more painful to advocate for myself to health care professionals and be let down that it is to not try at all.”

How These Asexual Women Knew They Don’t Experience Sexual Attraction – Cosmopolitan
Asexuality is still widely misunderstood. These women share how they knew they were asexual and how they navigated relationships after realizing they didn't experience sexual attraction.

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For general media inquiries about sexual health topics and/or to schedule an interview with one of our experts, please contact Susan Gilbert, NCSH Co-Director, at susan.gilbert@altarum.org