Sexual Health in the News Oct 5 - Oct 11

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Sex Educator: How to Talk to Young Men About Sex + Respecting Women In a Way That They'll Hear – Rachael Ray Show
NCSH Member Shan Boodram was on the Rachael Ray Show this week, talking about how to talk with your children about sex. She mentions the NCSH and the Five Action Steps to Good Sexual Health as good resources to check out.

Stigma Against Gay People Can Be Deadly – New York Times
LGBT people experience a range of social, economic and medical disparities that jeopardize their long-term health.

After Prison, Many People Living With HIV Go Without Treatment – NPR
When people living with HIV walk out of prison, they leave with up to a month's worth of HIV medication in their pockets. What they don't necessarily leave with is access to health care or the services that will keep them healthy in the long term.

Adults Up to Age 45 Can Now Get the HPV Vaccine – Time
The FDA recently announced that adults up to age 45 can now be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), reducing their chances of getting cervical, oral and other cancers.

#MeToo, One Year Later – Washington Post
A year ago this week, the New York Times and New Yorker published devastating stories about Harvey Weinstein’s serial pattern of sexual assault. And now it is a good time to ask if anything has changed, and whether that change is for the better.

The Fight for Transgender Healthcare at Work – CNN
If an insurance provider classifies a procedure as "cosmetic" rather than "medically necessary," trans people are forced to pay out-of-pocket. Or risk going without care that can be vital to their health.

'We Believe Survivors': BrettKavanaugh.com Now an Outlet for Sexual Assault, Rape Victims – USA Today
The domain BrettKavanaugh.com is now a dedicated forum for helping sexual assault victims and ending rape. The website, titled "We believe survivors," was purchased by Fix The Court, which advocates for judicial transparency.

10 Myths About HPV – ABC News
About 14 million women and men are infected with the human papillomavirus, or HPV, each year in the United States, according to the CDC. Here are 10 common myths about HPV.

LGBTQ Youth Need a Proper Sex Education, Too – Mashable
Leaving LGBTQ experiences out of sex ed curricula further ostracizes teens who are learning to understand and accept themselves.

How ‘Contraception Deserts’ Hurt Women’s Health – Healthline
New changes in the law are creating more counties without full access to birth control. But there are things women can do.

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