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Sexual Health in the News Nov 30 - Dec 6

How to Get Birth Control and STI Testing If You’re on Your Parents' Insurance – Self
Being on your parents’ insurance doesn’t need to stop you from taking care of your sexual and reproductive health. Learn how to maintain your privacy while accessing services like birth control and STI testing. NCSH Co-Director, Jenn Rogers, is quoted in this story.

New Chlamydia Test Offers Rapid Results – HealthDay
A new test for chlamydia can provide results within 30 minutes, potentially speeding up the start of treatment, researchers say. Study leader Charlotte Gaydos is an NCSH member.

Four Emerging STDs That You Can't Afford to Ignore – CNN
New diseases emerge all the time, and sexually transmitted infections, also known as sexually transmitted diseases, are no exception. Here are four bacteria that could become serious threats.

How Porn Addiction Is Harming Our Sexual Health – Newsweek
The rise in porn consumption is leading to what some are calling a new type of addiction, where an unhealthy dependence on explicit materials is making it difficult for some to form relationships.

How Being in a Wheelchair Can Dramatically Change Your Sex Life – Vice
Three people who suffered a spinal cord injury share their experiences with navigating sex and sexual health and learning to love their bodies.

Even After #MeToo, Research Reveals 'Alarming' Attitudes to Consent and Sexual Assault – Mashable
New research found that a third of men in Britain believe that if a woman has flirted on a date it "generally wouldn't count as rape" even if she didn't explicitly consent to sex. A third of men also believe a woman "can't change her mind after sex has started."

A New Birth-Control Gel That Men Rub on their Shoulders Once a Day Is Being Tested in the US – Business Insider
A man in Washington State just became the first U.S. patient to start a trial of a male-birth-control gel. Roughly 420 other couples in seven countries are also set to try the gel in the coming months.

Tumblr Was a Safe Space for Women to Consume Porn. Now It's Banning Adult Content. – Elle
Starting December 17th, Tumblr will ban all “adult content” from its platform. Losing Tumblr porn is a big deal because its specific audience — young, queer, female — produced a more diverse and femme-centric vision of what was sexy.

Could #MeToo Hurt Women's Health Care? – Forbes
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ould the #MeToo movement literally kill women? That’s the provocative question asked by University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds. Preliminary data found that some bystanders may avoid performing CPR on women because they fear hurting them, or even being accused of sexual assault.

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