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AMA Opposes 30-Year Ban On Gay Blood Donation: This Week’s Sexual Health Roundup!

July 12th, 2013 by Sondra

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Each week, The Naked Truth will round up weekly sexual health-related news stories. Hot off the presses this week: AMA opposes gay blood donation ban, humanitarian aid encouraged to include sexual health education, STDs on the rise in Sacramento, playing safe and casual sex and college students.

Now let’s get the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Red Cross on board, yes? “Gay Blood Donor Ban Opposed By American Medical Association” (HuffPost)

This is amazing: “Humanitarian response must focus on adolescent sexual health needs – report” (Reuters)

A 20% increase for Chlamydia and a 90% increase for Gonorrhea – in one year – is probably a public health concern: “STD Rates Rise in Sacramento Suburbs, Statewide” (The Sacramento Bee)

Practice safely, practice with consent: “BDSM Correlated With Better Mental Health, Says Study” (HuffPost)

This finding may be somewhat skewed across the Internet–take note of the important disclaimer at the end: “Study: Casual Sex Hurting College Students’ Mental Health” (U.S. News & World Report via The Journal of Sex Research)

“It may be that people who are depressed or anxious are more likely to
seek out casual sex relationships and not that casual sex causes
depression or anxiety.” -Dr. Melina Bersamin, The Journal of Sex Research

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