Sexual Health in the News September 30 - October 6

NCSH in the News

The Wellness Enclave 
Host Dr. Donna Sewell and guest Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, from NCSH member Power to Decide, discuss sexual health and reproductive rights on the Wellness Enclave. NCSH arranged the interview. 

‘It is sinking us even further’: STI clinics, already stretched thin, strain under weight of monkeypox responseStat News 
The brunt of the monkeypox response has fallen to clinics and organizations specializing in STI and HIV/AIDS care, a network that for years has complained about a lack of resources even as STI rates grow. The story features David Harvey of NCSD, an NCSH member, and Dr. Rochelle Walensky of CDC.  

Sex Educators On TikTok Are Trying To Empower People While Abortion Rights Are Under AttackBuzzFeed News
When young people don’t have access to comprehensive sex education in schools, they naturally turn to other means, like their peers or the internet. Learn about sex ed experts who deliver credible information via social channels. Michelle Slaybaugh, of NCSH member, SIECUS, is quoted.  

Other News This Week

Barnard College Plans to Offer Abortion Pills on Campus - New York Times  
It is one of many colleges and universities deliberating over how to respond to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, which could include ensuring access to medication abortion for students.

Fat People Have Sex, Too, So Why Is It So Hard to Find Contraception That Works? PopSugar 
Many birth control methods are less effective in people with larger bodies, including emergency contraception, putting them at greater risk of unintended pregnancies.  

Post-Roe, Anti-Abortion Forces Seek to Censor and SilenceMs Magazine 
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion, there is mounting confusion as doctors, lawyers and the broader public try to make sense of how differing state-level laws on abortion work in practice. 

Why do I bleed after sex? - Mashable 
Bleeding after sex can happen for a variety of reasons, ranging from 'not to worry' to 'please see a doctor.' Most of the time, bleeding after sex isn’t a cause for alarm. 

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