Sexual Health in the News March 12 - March 18

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‘Not What I Consented To’: When A Partner Tries To Control The Other’s Choice About Pregnancy – Washington Post
Reproductive coercion is a form of domestic abuse that can have a significant impact on mental and emotional health. This story features research on the topic and real-world examples, and NCSH member, Futures without Violence.

8 Myths Schools Teach About Puberty That You May Need To Unteach At Home – HuffPost
Sex educator Cindy Peirce debunks myths around gender norms, sexuality, sex, and puberty, and explains how to talk to children about these topics. The story also features Brittany McBride, of Advocates for Youth, an NCSH member.

Other News This Week

Facebook Introduces Paid Leave For Victims Of Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault – Forbes
To help individuals heal from trauma, Facebook will begin offering paid leave to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, allowing workers up to 20 additional paid days off.

Covid-19’s Big Public Health Lesson: Ask People To Be Careful, Not Perfect – Vox
Health experts highlight the importance that harm reduction has played in mitigating COVID-19, and how harm reduction should continuously be embraced for sexual health and STI transmission interventions.

Creating Strategies to Expand Transgender Healthcare Coverage – Health Payer Intelligence
This article describes the status of health care for the Transgender community in the United States and outlines specific strategies that can remove barriers to quality care.

How to Schedule ‘Spontaneous’ Sex – And Why You Should – Healthline
Scheduling sex sounds like it’s all business, but when it comes to the business of pleasure, thinking ahead is the way to get more of the good stuff. The author provides guidance and tips on how to do so.

5 Unmet Mental Health Needs of Women Living With HIV – Infectious Disease Advisor
Women living with HIV are at a heightened risk of stress and mental health concerns. A recent study examined these concerns, and how they are often unmet and undertreated.

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