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Sexual Health in the News: Sep 22 - Sep 28

An Approved List of Things That Can Go Into Your Vagina - SheKnows 
This article quotes NCSH spokesperson Dr. Hilda Hutcherson MD on what items can and cannot go into one's vagina. 

New STD Cases Hit Record High in US, CDC Says - CNN
In 2016, there were more than 2 million new cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported. 

Why Many Young People Don't Take PrEP - Teen Vogue
Advocates say low usage rates among young people are driven by many barriers, including a lack of discussions with parents and providers and no established guidelines.          

A New Push for the Male "Pill" - Scientific American
The creators of a male birth control gel designed to inhibit sperm production-while maintaining healthy testosterone levels in the bloodstream-will soon start a new clinical trial.   

Americans Are Waiting Longer to Have Sex. So Why Did New STD Cases Just Hit An All-Time High? - Forbes
STD cases are on the rise even though American teenagers are delaying drinking, driving, and having sex. Turns out that younger people generally may not be the problem.

Why LGBTQ Inclusive Sex Education Is So Important, Experts Say - Teen Vogue   
Nearly half of sexually active New York City high school girls could be hooking up with other girls, according to a sample survey in a new study.     

The Reason Most Couples Stop Enjoying Sex (And How To Heighten Your Capacity For Pleasure) - Mind Body Green 
No matter where it's coming from, sexual dissatisfaction can be remedied when both people commit to learning a new way to relate intimately.   

Coffee Could Halve Death Risk for Patients With HIV, Hepatitis C - Medical News Today
For patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C virus, drinking at least three cups of coffee per day could halve their risk of all-cause mortality, according to a new study. 

 

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