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Sexual Health in the News Nov 2 - Nov 8

Can Daylight Saving Time Mess Up Your Birth Control? – Refinery29
If you take an oral contraceptive pill, you've probably heard how important it is to take it at the exact same time every day. Jennifer Johnsen, of Power to Decide, an NCSH member, discusses the potential impact of Daylight Savings Time on your birth control.

This Company Sells $30 Birth Control Without a Trip to the Doctor – Refinery29
At a time when women's reproductive rights are being threatened, Hers is positioned to be a trusted resource for women who don't have access to healthcare providers or health insurance. Jennifer Johnsen, of Power to Decide, an NCSH member, is quoted.

How the Bad Sex Ed You Got in High School Is Still Hurting You – Cosmopolitan
An exclusive look into how abstinence-focused sex ed can leave kids with a lasting sense of shame around their sexuality and perpetuate unequal power dynamics. NCSH members, Dr. Amy Schalet, Advocates for Youth and SIECUS are all quoted.

Read more from Cosmo’s deep dive into the Sex Ed Crisis here.

Amid Record STD Rates, Doctors Treat Patients' Partners Sight Unseen – CNN
Expedited partner therapy allows doctors to prescribe medication to their patients' partners without examining them to prevent reinfections and stop the transmission of STDs to others. David Harvey, of NCSD, an NCSH member, is quoted.

Trump Administration Weakens Obamacare Birth Control Coverage Mandate – CNN
The Trump administration issued two final rules on Wednesday providing employers more flexibility with exemptions to deny women insurance coverage for birth control.

'Coming Out' May Protect Your Health – US News & World Report
A new study finds that coming out to their families could reduce LGBT people's stress levels.

5 Facts About Sexual Assault That Boys – and Their Parents – Need to Know – US News & World Report
Parents can help their sons develop a more mature understanding of sexual assault by introducing nuance and context into the conversation, starting with these five facts.

Pharmacies Still Blocking U.S. Teens Looking for Emergency Contraception – Reuters
A new study suggests that teens seeking to buy emergency contraception at pharmacies continue to face significant roadblocks.

The 2018 Midterm Elections Affected Birth Control in a Variety of Ways – Bustle
It won't be entirely clear what the 2018 midterms meant for birth control until the newly-elected officials start serving their terms — but there are a few things possible to say based on what's clear now.

Some Ortho-Novum Birth Control Pills Recalled Due to Wrong Instructions – USA Today
The maker of Ortho-Novum is recalling three lots of the popular birth control pill because they were packaged with inaccurate directions.

Here's What It Means If One Partner Has a Way Higher Sex Drive Than The Other, According To Experts – Elite Daily
While sex is often a shared aspect of a romantic relationship, one's "sex drive" or individual desire to have sex isn't necessarily shared between partners. But what does it mean if one partner has a higher sex drive?

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