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The Fight for Comprehensive Sexuality Education Continues Across the Country

In the most recent issue of Contemporary Sexuality, we took a look at the evolving state of sexuality education around the world, both in the context of the education we receive in our childhood, and the additional education we may or may not receive years later as professionals. In terms of the former, we wrote about the fact that it can be difficult to track who is learning what, as sexuality education programs are decided upon on a case by case basis among each school district.

Sex Ed Program for Special Education Students Being Implemented in a Michigan School District

Reported in a post on Bustle, Thornapple Kellogg Schools, a Michigan school district, has developed a new sexual and reproductive health curriculum for those students with intellectual and/or learning disabilities. The special education program will be officially implemented into the district this coming fall semester.

Study Shows Testosterone Therapy Does Not Improve Upon Ejaculations Problems

Dr. Shehzad Basaria of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston conducted a four-month trial in order to observe the effects of testosterone therapy on those with ejaculation problems. Basaria and his colleagues studied 76 men with symptoms of ejaculatory dysfunction, such as delayed ejaculation, inability to ejaculate, reduced ejaculate volume, and reduced force of ejaculation. All of these men had been diagnosed with low testosterone levels. 

World Health Organization Publishes Report on Sexual Health, Human Rights, and the Law

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published a report on the relationship between sexual health, human rights, and the law. This report purports to show how "states in different parts of the world can and do support sexual health through legal and other mechanisms that are consistent with human rights standards and their own human rights obligations."

Women Missing Out on STD Testing as Pap Tests Decline

Because of changes in how women are screened for cervical cancer, making annual Pap tests unnecessary, regular STD screenings are on the deline. This means that those with STDs such as chlamydia, a common but easily treatable sexually transmitted disease, go untreated. This is concerning, as chlamydia that is left untreated can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, making it difficult to get pregnant. It can also lead to preterm delivery, and conjunctivitis and pneumonia in newborns.