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Sexual Health in the News Sep 28 - Oct 4

Trump Says It's a 'Scary Time' for Men. Here Are the Stats on False Sexual Assault Claims – CNN
We've seen some high-profile cases in which men were wrongfully accused of sexual assault, but those appear to be anomalies. NCSH member, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, discusses false reporting and how those numbers are inflated.

Sexual Assault and Harassment May Have Lasting Health Repercussions for Women – NPR
The trauma of sexual assault or harassment is not only hard to forget; it may also leave lasting effects on a woman's health. A recent study adds support to a growing body of evidence suggesting the link.

How to be More Supportive During Sex When Your Partner Has a #MeToo Story – Washington Post
How can survivors’ partners approach sex with support? Here are some guidelines to keep in mind in all sexual scenarios.

Only These 8 States Require Sex Education Classes to Mention Consent – CNN
A study conducted by the Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan policy institute, found that the majority of America's public school students don't know how to identify healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors.

Building Strength and Resilience After a Sexual Assault: What Works – NPR
Psychologists find that cognitive processing therapy can be useful in healing the mental health problems some experience after a sexual assault.

One Thing Alzheimer's Sufferers Don't Forget About Is Sex – Forbes
Researchers found that older men and women, including those with dementia, are having sex, and most people regarded sexuality as an important part of life and wanted more of it.

Men Who Buy Sex on Their Ideal Relationship with Sex Workers – Vice
The sex work client is a mysterious guy. We know he’s there. There wouldn’t be a sex industry without him. But unless something horrific happens, we know nothing about him.

‘Contraception Deserts’ Will Probably Get Worse If Trump's Birth Control Changes Go Through – Tonic
Women already have a hard time getting birth control but people are bracing for things to get worse if changes to the country's family planning program are successful.

Australia May Eradicate Cervical Cancer Within 20 Years & Here’s How They Did It – Bustle
A new report suggests that Australia is on track to eradicate cervical cancer, with diagnoses predicted to drop to nearly zero in the next 20 years.

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