Sexual Health in the News June 22 - June 28

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Erectile Dysfunction Stem Cell Treatments Emerging — But Beware of Scams – Healthline
As new potential treatments for erectile dysfunction (ED) emerge, doctors are urging caution and patience. The NCSH arranged the interview with Dr. Irwin Goldstein. 

Are Half of Men in Their 30s Really Living with Erectile Dysfunction? – Healthline
Middle-aged and older men aren’t the only ones experiencing erectile dysfunction. But experts say the number of younger men who have the ailment is likely not as high as recent reports have suggested. The NCSH arranged the interview with Dr. Irwin Goldstein.

Experts Ranked the Most Dangerous Countries for Women. The US Made the Top 10 – Fortune
According to a new survey from the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the US is the 10th most dangerous country in the world for women, and the only Western democracy in the top ten.

Students Sue University of Notre Dame for Restricting Access to Some Birth Control – Washington Post
Four students sued the Catholic university alleging that the new policy is a violation of federal law and the First and Fifth amendments.

Most Doctors Would Give HIV Prevention Drugs to Teens – Reuters
Last month US regulators said PrEP is safe for use by adolescents, and a study suggests most physicians would be willing to prescribe this medicine to teens.

Planned Parenthood Sues Over Abstinence-Only Sex Ed – Teen Vogue
Planned Parenthood has announced that the organization will be suing Valerie Huber, the official from the HHS who has pushed the administration's abstinence-only agenda, including implementing abstinence as part of pregnancy prevention programs.

Most Parents Want Comprehensive Sex Ed, but Protests Are Getting Louder – Rewire News
New opposition claims sex ed curricula promote the "LGTBQ agenda" and pornography. But few parents have heeded calls to remove their children from sexuality instruction at school.

Actor Terry Crews Tells Senate More Men Need to Talk About Sexual Assault – CNN
Actor Terry Crews called on men to speak more about sexual assault -- both as victims and their roles perpetuating sexual violence -- in order to lessen the stigma survivors face in American life.

A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds – New York Times
New research suggests that certain viral infections, particularly two types of herpes, could accelerate an immune response increasing the accumulation of amyloid, the protein in human brains which forms the plaques of Alzheimer’s.

Starbucks Will Offer Extensive Health Care for Transgender Employees – Out Magazine
Starbucks will now offer extensive health care benefits for transgender employees, including gender-affirming cosmetic procedures, including facial feminization, breast reduction, hair transplants and voice therapy.

1,000 Parents Described Their Sex Lives Post-Baby. Here's What They Had to Say. – Men’s Health
According to a new study, nearly half of parents say their sex life got worse after kids. Women were much more likely than men to want less sex after the birth of a baby.

9 Things Pansexual People Want You to Know – Huffington PostWe asked people who identify as pansexual to share some things they wish others knew about this lesser-known way of identifying.

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