Sexual Health in the News Week of April 11-April 17

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Insurance Coverage of Birth Control Is Uneven, Despite Obamacare Mandate - Huffington Post

Health insurance coverage of contraceptives like hormonal implants, patches and vaginal rings remains inconsistent for American women, even though the Affordable Care Act requires no-cost access to birth control.

 
A group of 10 fraternities and sororities will team up to provide a new nationwide sex assault educational program aimed at preventing sexual violence and abusive relationships among college students.

 

Use It Or Lose It: How Age, Hormones, And Masturbation Predict Sexual Health - Medical Daily 

Men and women reach their sexual peaks between their late teens and early 20s, before it slowly starts to decline with age, and decreased sexual activity can lead to trouble functioning in the long term. 

 

HPV Vaccine in Men Would Save Costs of Treating Throat Cancer - US News & World Report 

A new study shows that giving men Gardasil is cost-effective and prevents throat cancer.
 

Understanding the Female Face of the HIV Epidemic - BET

While men continue to account for the majority of new HIV infections, women cannot be forgotten when it comes to addressing the epidemic. This is especially relevant to African-American women who make up 13% of the female population, but almost 75% of new HIV infections among women each year.

 

The Oral Cancer Risk You Might Not Know About - Huffington Post 

In the last few years, reports have shown that 72% of oropharyngeal cancers are actually caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).

  

We Need to do a Better Job Talking to Straight Black Men About HIV - Fusion

Gay men and heterosexual women are often urged to take sexual safety into their own hands, but very little is being done for black, heterosexual men-and it's a problem.

 

Why Pastors Should Talk About Contraception from the Pulpit - EBONY

Deacon and activist Emma Akpan says Black women in the church need a trusted voice to speak up for their rights and their health. 

 

Birth Control Pills May Alter The State of Your Brain, Says Scary New Study, And It's Unclear How Long These Changes Last - Bustle

The creation of contraceptive pills allows women to have control over their own fertility; however, birth control pills can cause altering effects on the body. 

12 Things Everyone Should Know About Sex After 50 - Huffington Post 

There's a popular perception that older people lose interest in sex. However, studies show that people maintain active sex lives well into their later years. To prove that sexuality is alive (and lively) as we age, Huff/Post 50's bloggers spoke out about what sex after 50 is really like.

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