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Sexual Health in the News: Oct 6 - Oct 12

"Un ataque contra la salud de la mujer": ni la ciencia, ni el público avalan la nueva medida que limita el acceso a los anticonceptivos - Univision 
This Spanish-language article is the latest from a new relationship between the NCSH and Univision. It quotes NCSH Co-Director Susan Gilbert on the benefits of birth control and family planning. (It can be read in English in Google Chrome)

Knowingly Exposing Others to HIV is No Longer a Felony in California - Washington Post
California lawmakers have passed legislation to reduce the penalty for those who knowingly or intentionally expose others to HIV without their knowledge, rolling back a law that mostly affected sex workers.

Repurposing Coming Out Day in the Trump Era - Washington Post
National Coming Out Day began as a day that strove to make LGBT people more visible to the countless Americans who had never met a gay person. But this year, members of the LGBT community say the focus has become more political as President Trump spends his first LGBT History Month in the White House. 

The Men Who Kept Harvey Weinstein's Secrets Safe are All Around Us - USA Today
Hollywood is having a moment of reckoning over the allegations Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein harassed and abused numerous women over several decades, but the culture of complicity that safeguarded Weinstein for so long goes far beyond Tinseltown.  

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein's Accusers Tell Their Stories - The New Yorker 
In the course of a ten-month investigation, thirteen women interviewed said that, between the nineteen-nineties and 2015, Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them.    

Why Some Doctors are Questioning Trump's New Birth Control Rules - PBS
The Trump administration's new birth control rule is raising questions among some doctors and researchers, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts about effectiveness and safety.

On Contraception, It's Church Over State - New York Times
American women are losing the right to employer-provided birth control. The new rules, which went into immediate effect, allow any "entities" that claim not only religious but also "moral" objections to birth control to refuse to comply with the federal contraception mandate.  

This Male Birth Control Will Actually Shut Off Your Sperm to Prevent Pregnancy - Men's Health
Male birth control options have been pretty limited for guys-and they haven't changed for years. Now, scientists have discovered a new technique that might bring an end to the quest for male birth control: a gene that controls sperm production in mice  

Herpes: Welcome to the Disease You Probably Have - Vice
The stigma of herpes is far worse than the physical reality and many experts think that this is the worst part of the illness. 

 

 

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