Sexual Health in the News November 13 - November 19

NCSH in the News

A Su Salud: Cheers to Good HealthLeigh Valley PBS
Protecting your sexual health and starting new relationships during COVID-19 can be confusing. In this TV interview, NCSH Co-Director Susan Gilbert discusses practical strategies (starting at 14:42).

Other News This Week

Anti-transgender Hate Crimes Soared 20 percent in 2019 – NBC News
In 2019, 227 hate-crime incidents were motivated by gender-identity bias, up 20 percent from 2018. With less than 15% of law enforcement agencies reporting hate crime data, this picture is incomplete.

NCAA Delays New Sexual Violence Policy, Months After Approval – Politico
The NCAA has postponed implementation of a new campus sexual violence policy that requires athletes and schools to document and track misconduct cases -- frustrating advocates for assault victims.

Texas Education Board Approves New Sex-Ed Policy That Does Not Cover LGBTQ Students or Consent – ABC News
Starting in 2022, seventh and eighth grade students in Texas will learn about forms of birth control beyond abstinence, but not about consent or the definitions of gender identity and sexual orientation.

CDC’s Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Announcement –
The CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention announced Dr. Demetre Daskalakis as the CDC’s newest Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS beginning in December 2020.

As HIV Infection Rates Rise in Colorado, Pharmacies Can Now Prescribe Preventative Pills – The Colorado Sun
Colorado is one of the first states to let pharmacists prescribe HIV prevention drugs, part of a public health effort to curb rising infection rates nearly a decade after breakthroughs in these medications.

What Does It Really Mean to Be Asexual? – Shape
Hear experts share what it means to be asexual, how it's different than celibacy, and why everyone could use some clarification.

19 Million Women Live In A Contraceptive Desert. Are You One Of Them? – Refinery29
Nationwide, more than 19 million women who are eligible for publicly funded contraceptives live in contraceptive deserts, according to Power to Decide.

Explained: The difference between gender, gender expression, and sexuality – Insider
As more people in the U.S. are openly identifying as transgender and/or non-binary, conversations around gender, gender presentation, and sexuality are more prevalent. This article explains key terms.

Everything You Need To Know About the Abortion Pill, According to a Gynecologist – Insider
The article highlights the nuances of using the abortion pill to induce a miscarriage, including types of pills, types of providers that can prescribe them, and the potential for insurance coverage.

What Mississippi’s 15-Week Abortion Ban Could Mean for Access Across the Country – Teen Vogue
In the coming weeks, the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a case regarding Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. If the ban is upheld, it could lead to new policies restricting reproductive freedoms.

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