Sexual Health Rankings™ presents Sex Stories, a weekly roundup of sexual health news from around the country.
The Geography of Unintended Pregnancy (Huffington Post)
The latest report from the Guttmacher Institute shows that the number of unintended pregnancies in the US is still at about 50%. This number has remained the same since the 1980s. The issue mostly affects women with incomes at or below the federal poverty level.
New York Voters Soundly Reject Sex Scandal-Ridden Pols (NY Daily News)
New York voters ensured that four politicians involved in sex scandals were not reelected Tuesday night. The scandals, ranging from sexual harassment to prostitution, ensured that Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, Vito Lopez, and Micah Kellner lost their shot at posiions ranging from mayor to assemblyman.
Cruise to Feature Mass Ceremony for Same Sex Couples (USA Today)
Next October, a Florida-based cruise seller is hosting a mass commitment ceremony and reception on the beach of St. Thomas. The company created the trip because of an increase in the number of same sex ceremony requests it has received recently.
Male Menopause? Estrogen, not Testosterone Affects Body Fat, Sex Drive, Study Finds (Washington Post)
A preliminry study on the effects of sex hormones reveals that both testosterone and estrogen are needed for normal sex drive and performance. Implications for treatment include trying different levels of the hormones to see desired results. A larger study focusing on testosterone replacement should provide results by the end of this year.
Fourth Porn Star Reportedly Latest to Contract HIV (CBS News)
A fourth porn star came forward this week after supposedly testing positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition, a group representing adult films, denies these claims on the basis that none of the official testing centers or doctors confirmed the diagnosis.