Sexual Health in the News March 19 - March 25

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The National Coalition for Sexual Health Offers Tips and Resources for Singles and Couples –
This feature article focuses on the Coalition including its work, its members, and how it aims to improve sexual health for Americans nationwide.

Did the COVID Baby Bust and the Rise of Telehealth Change Reproductive Care for Good? – Romper
For some families, the restrictions of COVID threw a wrench into their plans. For others, it solidified their family structure. Power to Decide, a NCSH member, is featured.

Other News This Week

How Many Women Have to Die to End ‘Temptation’? – The New York Times
The Atlanta murders follow a terrible pattern of misogynist violence related to issues around rejection, desire, and shame.

Biden Administration to Undo Trump Changes to Federal Family Planning Program – The Hill
The changes required family planning providers participating in the program to stop providing or promoting abortions to remain eligible for funding. The rule, which has been in effect for more than a year now, resulted in Planned Parenthood and other providers leaving the program, meaning some states no longer have any Title X providers.

Three-Quarters of Americans Support LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Laws – NBC News
A majority of Americans across religious and political affiliations favor protections for LGBTQ people, according to new data from the Public Religion Research Institute.

Men Say Their Sex Lives Have Gotten Better during the Pandemic, But Women Don’t Agree – INSIDER
An eharmony report found 39% of people in relationships said their sex life improved in the last year; however, more men said their sex lives improved during the pandemic than women. Experts say men may link an improved sex life with frequency, while women may have a different concept of sexual satisfaction.

Sex Addiction Isn’t a Medically Recognized Diagnosis – CNN
As details about the man suspected of fatally shooting eight people at Atlanta-area spas unfold, the controversial concept of sex addiction has resurfaced.

Your Guide to Getting STI Meds Online (and Ending Awkward Trips to the Pharmacy) – Greatist
While treatments can help make certain STIs undetectable or wipe them out altogether, some people find getting those meds to be a bit awkward. Here’s what you need to know about ordering STI meds online — and ending pharmacy awkwardness once and for all.

How to Have Phone Sex That’s Fun for Everyone Involved – SELF
Whether you’re in a long-distance situationship or looking to try something new (and COVID-19 friendly), figuring out exactly how to have phone sex can be both awkward and entertaining. Read for a break down on what phone sex is, why you should try it, how to start and stop (and keep going), plus a few good tips to keep in mind throughout.

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