Sexual Health in the News June 26 - July 2

NCSH in the News

‘No Final Victory’: Five Years After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Advocates Focus on Trans Rights, Housing Discrimination – USA Today
The legalization of same-sex marriage brought hope for equality, current issues relating to adoption, housing discrimination, hate crime laws and the murder of transgender people, show there’s a long way to go. NCSH Member, GLSEN, is quoted.

7 LGBTQ Sex Facts You Probably Didn’t Learn in High School Sex Ed Class – INSIDER
Queer sex is rarely part of the conversation in sex ed classes, even for schools that teach beyond abstinence. Here are seven facts you likely didn’t learn. NCSH members, Planned Parenthood and  Healthy Teen Network, are quoted.

A Love Letter to My Vulva – Sunday Morning View
In this letter, a woman details her complicated and changing relationship with her vulva. NCSH Member, Jenny Waugh, wrote the piece.


Other News This Week

Supreme Court Hands Abortion-Rights Advocates a Victory in Louisiana Case – NPR
The Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that would have required doctors performing clinic abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

Abstinence Only? Influential Texas Prepares for Showdown Over Sex Ed in Schools – USA Today
Texas is set to make changes to its sex ed curriculum. This could shape what students learn in other states, too, as publishers often base their books on Texas standards given its large textbook market.

LGBT Filmmakers on Whether Straight and Cisgender Actors Should Play Queer Characters: ‘It All Boils Down to Respect’ – INSIDER
Most queer roles in cinema have gone to straight actors. LGBT filmmakers discuss their thoughts, and suggest that queer actors should be sought out more often for roles.

Vaginal & Anal Douching, Explained by a Sex Educator – Bustle
Vaginal and anal douching have become common practices to “clean up” before sex. But are they safe and effective?

News Archives

NCSH Fact Sheet

Media Inquiries

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