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Sexual Health in the News May 31 - June 6

One Million STDs Diagnosed Every Day, World Health Organization Says – CNN
According to World Health Organization data, one million new cases of sexually transmitted infections, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis, are diagnosed every day, and one in every 25 people globally has at least one of these STIs.

On YouTube’s Digital Playground, an Open Gate for Pedophiles – The New York Times
Researchers found
that YouTube’s automated recommendation system has recommended videos of young children in bathing suits to users who watched other videos of prepubescent, partially clothed children, creating a catalog of videos that sexualizes children.

Tinder Adds Sexual Orientation Feature to Aid LGBTQ Matching – CNN
In an effort to make their platform more inclusive, dating app Tinder announced that users will be able to select up to three terms that best describe their sexual orientation including Straight, Gay, Lesbian, Asexual, Demisexual, Pansexual, Queer, and Questioning.

Punishing Kids For Using Correct Body-Part Labels Is Misguided At Best – Romper
Experts discuss the importance of teaching your kids the correct terms for private parts, including creating body awareness from a young age and reducing shame surrounding sex and body parts.

The Struggles of Rejecting The Gender Binary – The New York Times
These stories of non-binary individuals highlight what it’s like to live as a non-binary person in the United States.

The US Catholic Church Spent More Than $300 Million On Abuse-Related Costs in 12 Months – CNN
According to a new report, over just one year, the Catholic Church in the U.S. spent $301.6 million on costs related to sexual abuse, and fielded 1,051 new “credible allegations” of sexual abuse of a minor by clergy.

Will LGBT Retirees End Up Back In The Closet? – Forbes
The number of gay retirees is expected to more than double by the year 2030, but how is this group going to fare when only 8% of senior housing offers services targeted at LGBT older adults?

If I Don’t Talk to My Patients About Consent, Who Will? – SELF
A primary care physician discusses the importance of talking about consent with patients, even though most states don’t require consent be a part of sexual education.

15 Women Share How Often They Really Masturbate – Women’s Health
From never to daily, women share how often they masturbate, highlighting the fact that when it comes to sex, there is no such thing as normal. 

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