Sexual Health in the News Mar 22 - Mar 28

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6 Things That Could Be Making Your Period Worse – INSIDER
Experts share possible causes of painful or uncomfortable periods, ranging from consuming too much salt to medical conditions like adenomyosis. NCSH arranged the interview with Dr. Kelly Treder.

12 Things You Should Know About Female Condoms – Cosmopolitan
Experts share things you should know about the lesser-known female condom, including what two rings are for and how couples of any gender can use them. Jennifer Johnsen, from NCSH member Power To Decide, is quoted.


Other News This Week

In World First, HIV-Positive Woman Donates Kidney to HIV-Positive Recipient – CNN
Two individuals have become the first living HIV-positive kidney donor and recipient, a feat that gives hope of longevity to people living with HIV.

Why Federal Laws Don’t Explicitly Ban Discrimination Against LGBT Americans – TIME
Federal laws do not ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, even though the majority of Americans believe such discrimination is wrong. The story chronicles the fight for equality.

An HIV Treatment Cost Taxpayers Millions. The Government Patented It. But a Pharma Giant Is Making Billions. – The Washington Post
The CDC and Gilead—the company who sells the HIV prevention drug, PrEP, under the brand name Truvada—are at a standoff over patent rights. Development of the drug was primarily funded through taxpayer dollars, but the government is not receiving any revenue from sales.

Support of L.G.B.T. Rights Drops Among Young Republicans, Survey Finds – The New York Times
Despite an increase in support for LGBT rights among Muslims, Mormons, Southerners, and seniors, support among young Republicans decreased by nearly 10 percent between 2015 and 2018.

Male Birth Control Pill Looks ‘Exciting’ After Early Safety Tests: Could it Work? – USA Today
A male birth control pill has passed early safety tests, but doctors cite unknowns including whether the pill actually decreases sperm production or only hormones tied to it.

How to Talk to Your Partner About Getting Tested With Minimal Weirdness – Self
Experts share tips for talking with sexual partners about getting tested for STIs, including when to bring it up, how to approach the subject, and what to do if either you or your partner tests positive.

Intimate Portraits of The Over 40s In The Transgender Community – Refinery29
A new art exhibition focusing on transgender individuals age 40 and over aims to increase visibility and create inter-generational connections between younger and older transgender individuals through their stories.

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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