Sexual Health in the News Mar 13 - Mar 19

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10 Reasons Your Period Is Out of Whack – Joyja
Many factors can cause your menstrual cycle to go haywire (or even pull a disappearing act altogether). Dr. Kate White, a NCSH member, highlights the 10 common reasons.

Coronavirus Baby Boom Another Curve That Could Be Flattened – ABC News
Family planning providers around the country are taking steps to help prevent a boom in pregnancies due to coronavirus self-isolation. NCSH member, PPFA, is featured.

Reproductive Health Telemedicine Is Here During COVID-19 Outbreak—But Not for Abortion – Rewire.News
A health care visit for something routine, like birth control, will likely take a backseat during the COVID-19 outbreak. For patients seeking abortion, a delay can mean a far more invasive, expensive procedure, or no procedure at all. NCSH members, Physicians for Reproductive Choice and NURX, are quoted.


Other News This Week

As Cities Around the World Go on Lockdown, Victims of Domestic Violence Look for a Way Out – TIME
For those experiencing domestic violence, mandatory lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 are trapping them in their homes with their abusers, isolated from the resources that could help them.

Is It Safe to Have Sex During the Coronavirus Outbreak? Doctors Explain – Elite Daily
Considering the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is discouraging handshakes and hugs, you might be wondering whether or not it's safe to have sex during the coronavirus outbreak. Experts weigh in. 

Dating and Coronavirus: Can You Still Kiss, Have Sex, and Go On Dates During Social Distancing? – Teen Vogue
Experts discuss best practices for intimacy during the COVID-19 pandemic, including limiting kissing, sex, and other physical contact.

People with HIV on ART Drugs Should Not Have Higher Coronavirus Risk – INSIDER
People with HIV on viral-suppressing drugs should not be more vulnerable to the virus than the general population. However, many people with HIV, or those who have undiagnosed HIV, do not have access to treatment, and are at higher risk.

Why These Sexual Health Educators Took Their Activism Online – Rewire
There’s a new class of sex educators who have flipped the script on sex education. They teach it as a justice movement, as activism, as personal. And they include folks and identities that had previously been left out of the conversation.

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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