Sexual Health Rankings™ presents Sex Stories, a weekly roundup of sexual health news from the around the country.
Eye-Opening Report on LGBTQ and HIV-Affected Hate Violence
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs released its annual report on hate violence experienced by LGBTQ and HIV-affected people, drawing on data from 15 anti-violence programs in 16 states. The report documents 2,016 incidents of anti-LGBTQ violence, including 25 homicides, in 2012. It also shows that transgender women, people of color, and gay men face the most severe violence, and that LGBTQ people report substantial police misconduct.
Wisconsin: Bill Would Require Ultrasounds Before Abortion, Creating New Woes for Clinics
Proposed legislation could cause problems for the state’s abortion clinics, and add barriers to individuals seeking services. The law would require abortion clinics to have hospital admitting privileges “in case of emergency.” Difficulty securing these privileges could force clinics to close.
Gallup Poll Shows Significant Shifts in National Views on Sexual Morality
According to the poll, in just the past 12 years, some of the biggest jumps in acceptability include same-sex relations (19% more accepted) and sex between unmarried men and women (10% more accepted).
Delaware: Gender Identity Protections Looking Good as Bill Moves Through the Senate
Looking good, Delaware! A bill to prohibit discrimination against transgender individuals in employment, housing, insurance, and accommodations passed a Senate committee and could be voted on by the full Senate any day now.
Judge Rules To Lift Restrictions on Certain Types of Emergency Contraception
A federal appeals court in New York has ruled that two-pill varieties of EC should be available immediately to women of all ages. However, one-pill versions of the drug, which have the same active ingredient, are not affected by the ruling. The court has not explained why the two pills should be treated differently. Still, a (partial) win for young people’s reproductive rights.