Sexual Health in the News Week of Sept 5- Sept 11

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Sexpert and new NCSH Member Tyomi Morgan interviewed AASECT certified sex therapist and relationship expert Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry about how to approach dating after divorce and take care of your sexual health at the same time. 
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Intimate partner violence can take the form of birth-control sabotage, pregnancy pressure, or coercion, which can have devastating consequences including unintended pregnancy, abortion, and psychological trauma.
 
Kaiser researchers reported that there were no new HIV infections among men who took the HIV prevention pill known as PrEP over a three-year period, even though men were sexually active and some did not use condoms for protection.
 
Defunding Planned Parenthood would have broad ramifications, especially for low-income women who rely on subsidized services for birth control.
There are more options for birth control available to women than ever before in American history. It's worth it to take the time to plan ahead and set specific intentions so you leave the clinic satisfied with your contraceptive choice. 
  
Almost half of American gay men using dating apps say that at least one potential sexual partner has said that he was taking PrEP, and even more have interacted with someone who said that he was HIV-positive but had an undetectable viral load.
 
A small US study suggests that vaginally applied estrogen may help ease dryness and painful intercourse for women who stopped taking hormonal replacement therapy after menopause.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America will embark on a new push to help teachers talk more openly about sexual health issues pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.
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