Sexual Health in the News Week of July 25-July 31

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Momentum for Senate Bill to Address Sexual Assault in College - Washington Post  

A Senate committee explored possible responses to sexual assault in college during a hearing that suggested there is bipartisan momentum for legislation to address 0has emerged as a key issue on many campuses.

 

Since releasing the nation's first comprehensive HIV/AIDS strategy in 2010, we've made tremendous progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Yet, there is still an HIV epidemic in the U.S. This updated strategy emphasizes priority populations and geographic areas most affected by HIV.                                                                 

                                                                                        

Sexually Transmitted Disease Across the U.S.: Do You Live in One of the Most Sexually Diseased Cities in America? - Medical Daily

Rentapplication.com collected data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to paint an accurate picture showing the scope of STDS in this country.  

 

Transgender People Fighting for Access to Care - CNN  
Transgender people are still fighting for access to crucial health services despite the Affordable Care Act's requirement that insurance companies not deny coverage based on gender or health history.
 

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, a sorely-needed awareness campaign for diseases that affect more than 400 million people alive today. This article highlights 7 numbers that shed light on a group of viruses that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

 

Testosterone Therapy Doesn't Help Ejaculation Problems: Study - NY Daily News

Ten to 20 percent of men coming to doctors with some form of sexual dysfunction report problems with ejaculation. In a four-month trial, testosterone therapy did not improve ejaculation problems in men with low testosterone levels.

                                                                                     

Chlamydia Screening 'Easier and Cheaper' with New DNA Smartphone Test - Medical News Today

Researchers have created a simple smartphone DNA test that they say can accurately detect chlamydia - the most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection in the US. The test - called mobiLab - could reduce the prevalence of chlamydia by making testing for the disease cheaper and easier.

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