Sexual Health in the News November 5 - November 11

NCSH in the News

Sex Is Good, But 'Emotional Maturity' Is Better, Singles Say In New Survey – USA Today
A survey of over 5,000 singles found they aren’t rushing out to date just anyone. Instead, they're focused on intentional dating and emotional maturity. Helen Fisher of the Kinsey Institute, a NCSH Member, is featured.  

Can Adults Get the HPV Vaccine? Here's What to Know—And How to Decide if It's Right for You – Health
A study found that the HPV vaccine has significantly reduced cervical cancer rates. This article explains the HPV vaccine and if adults should be immunized.  Dr. Kate White of Boston University School of Medicine, a NCSH member, is featured.  

Other News This Week

Vermont Is Now 1st State To Require Access To Condoms In All Middle And High Schools – TODAY   
Vermont became the first state  to require all public middle and high schools to provide condoms to help prevent STIs and unintended pregnancy. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is providing the condoms.  

Discrimination Of Any Kind Can Lead To Much Higher Risk Of Mental And Behavioral Issues For Young People, Study Finds – CNN Health   
Young adults who experience discrimination related to  their bodies, race, age, or sex have a greater risk of developing mental health problems than those who do not, a new study has found. 

Everything You Need To Know About Abortion Laws in the US – VICE 
Multiple states this year have taken action to restrict abortion access for pregnancies starting at six weeks. . This article provides a history of abortion bans and explores the potential impact of  new  restrictions  on Roe v. Wade.  

LGBTQ American Indians Report High Levels Of Depression And Abuse, Study Finds – NBC News 
A study conducted by the Williams Institute  found that LGBTQ+ American Indian and Alaska Native adults have higher rates of mental health issues and economic instability than their non-LGBTQ+ peers.  

2021 Is The Deadliest Year On Record For Transgender And Nonbinary People – The Washington Post 
2021 is the deadliest year for transgender people in the U.S., according to the Human Rights Campaign. To date, at least 45 transgender or nonbinary people have been fatally shot or killed by other violent means.   

Here's Why Orgasming During Masturbation Can Be Easier Than During Sex – Men’s Health
Performance anxiety can affect  your ability to orgasm during sex. This article explores strategies that individuals with a penis can use to get out of their head and enjoy sex with their partner.  

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