Sexual Health in the News October 8 - October 14

This weekly online digest was created to keep you up-to-date on sexual health topics currently trending in the media. The NCSH does not endorse specific content or research included in these articles. 

NCSH in the News

Everything You Need To Know About Menstrubation (It's Sexier Than It Sounds) – HuffPost
Menstrubation stands for menstruation and masturbation — and it could be key to making your periods more bearable. Health care experts explain that mensturbation can combat period cramps and provide pleasure during your period. This article features NCSH member Dr. Katie White. 


Other News This Week

Biden Uses Trump-Era Policy To Expand Health Care For Transgender ColoradansNBC News
The Biden administration is using a Trump-era policy to approve the expansion of health care coverage for transgender Coloradans, requiring many  private insurers to cover gender-affirming care.

The Abortion Backup Plan No One Is Talking AboutThe Atlantic
Even in states with the strictest abortion laws, pregnant people have a safe, inexpensive way to terminate their pregnancies through mail order medications. However, 75% of Americans are unaware of  this option.

‘Devastated, Disgusted, but I’m Not Shocked’The New York Times
A wave of sexual assault allegations in the National Women’s Soccer League has highlighted a power dynamic that threatens women’s safety and allows ongoing misconduct and abusers to find new jobs around the league.

A Texas State Agency Removed A Suicide Hotline And Resources For LGBTQ YouthBusiness Insider
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services removed online LGBTQ resources, including a suicide hotline number, after a GOP governor candidate accused the agency of advocating transgender ideology.

5 Reasons You Might Want to Consider Switching Birth Control POPSUGAR
Everyone is different when it comes to which birth control works for them, and sometimes it can take a few tries and doctor visits to land on the perfect fit.

Where for Art Thou Libido? How to Handle a Postpartum Change in Sex DriveVogue
During postpartum check-ups, many women will get the “green light” to have sex with their partners again. However, it’s common to have a lower sex drive after giving birth, and experts explain why. 

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