Sexual Health in the News June 2 - June 8

NCSH in the News

Parents may have great influence on a child’s sexual decision-making, but experts worry that without support from professional educators, families may be overwhelmed by teaching children about gender. Melanie Willingham-Jaggers of GLSEN, an NCSH member, is featured. 

Other News This Week

For the first time in its four-decade history, America’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization declared a national state of emergency for the LGBTQ+ community. 

19 states have laws restricting gender-affirming care, some with the possibility of a felony charge – CNN 

Nineteen states have passed laws restricting gender affirming health care access for transgender children and teenagers — but not all bans are the same.  

Do You Need Another Mpox Vaccine This Summer? – Yahoo News

Warm weather is ushering in social gatherings and celebrations as well as concerns about an outbreak of mpox. 

Here's why most at-risk populations don't use HIV prevention drugs – USA Today 

Due to several barriers, only an estimated 30% of 1.2 million Americans who could benefit from PrEP, an HIV prevention medication, were prescribed the drug in 2021. 

What Is Male Birth Control? – U.S News & World Report 

Gain insights into male birth control options, their benefits and risks, effectiveness in preventing pregnancy and impact on family planning. 

How Long Should Sex Last, Really? Experts Say Longer Isn't Always Better – Men's Health 

Sex should take as long as everyone needs to feel satisfied. 

Jacking Off Has Evolutionary Benefits Going Back 40 Million Years, Study Says – VICE  

Masturbation is an "ancient trait" in the world of primates, including humans, according to a study that looked at how self-pleasure helped us evolve. 

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