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Sexual Helath in the News Oct 19 - Oct 25

Scientists May Have Found a Genetic Link to Erectile Dysfunction – Healthline
There are many causes of erectile dysfunction, including obesity, smoking, and cardiovascular problems, but new research has pinpointed a specific place in the human genome that’s tied to increased risk. NCSH spokesman, Dr. Irwin Goldstein, is quoted.

7 Female YouTube Stars. 7 Stories of Vulnerability They’ve Never Shared Before. – The Lily
YouTube stars open up online about almost everything, but The Lily wanted to hear something new. They asked seven of them to share previously unheard stories, including NCSH Member Tyomi Morgan, who talks about loving your body and finding your inner vixen.

‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration – New York Times
The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a government-wide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.

What Trying to Access Health Care is Like for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People – Teen Vogue
Teen Vogue spoke with trans people about gender, their experiences with health care in relation to their gender identities, as well as doctors on staff with Physicians for Reproductive Health, who all provide care for transgender patients.

After #MeToo, Survey Finds Women Still Face Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – CBS News
According to a new study, not much has changed for women in the workplace, despite the rise of the Me Too movement.

Abortion Pills Now Available by Mail in US - but FDA Is Investigating – CNN
In response to the battle over abortion access in the US, a European organization is giving Americans a way to get doctor-prescribed pills by mail to medically induce abortions at home.

Trump Administration Set to Expand Religious Exemptions to Birth Control Coverage – Washington Post
The Trump administration is expected to soon issue regulations that expand religious and moral exemptions for covering birth control in employer health insurance plans, a move that critics say would limit women’s access to contraception.

There Is Mounting Evidence that Herpes Leads to Alzheimer’s – BBC News
The same virus that causes cold sores appears to create lasting damage in the brain - a discovery that could suggest exciting new treatments for dementia.

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