Sexual Health Rankings™ presents Sex Stories, a weekly roundup of sexual health news from around the country.
Nineteen year old Kaitlyn Hunt accepted a plea deal that includes jail time and house arrests but does not require her to register as sex offender. Hunt is accused of having sex with an underage girlfriend.
Doctor Sues to Regain License after Sex Abuse Charges Dropped (Chicago Tribune)
A Chicago doctor accused of several sex crimes is suing the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to remove the suspension of his medical license. The suspension came after the doctor did not comply with a requirement to see patients only with a chaperone present. All charges were dismissed in August.
‘Porn and Pizza’: Gay Rights Club Hosts Event for Sexual Health (International Business Times)
University of South Carolina students recently used porn as a medium to discuss health sexual practices. The event, titled ‘Porn and Pizza,’ was hosted by the Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Straight Alliance and involved watching movie clips, interactive games, and a detailed discussion on the different views of sexual health.
Obamacare Cuts Costs of Sexual Healthcare with Co-pay Elimination (Healthcare Finance News)
This week’s opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace means millions more Americans have access to key sexual healthcare. Low-cost insurance plans and the removal of co-pays for services like HIV screening, birth control, and pregnancy care mean tens of millions of individuals can receive the guidance and care they need.
A new study shows that cocaine lowers the defenses of some immune system cells to HIV infection. Though other studies have linked cocaine use with a higher risk of contracting HIV, this one showed how a cell not normally infected by HIV can be weakened by the drug. Implications of the study include watching patients with histories of substance abuse more closely.
The Silent Infection (Missoula Independent)
Public health officials in Montana are warning residents about the states alarming increase in gonorrhea and chlamydia rates. Part of the rise is due to increased testing on American Indian reservations; however, this factor does not explain the entire increase implying that rates are still rising overall.
New Nebraska Family Alliance Attacks Transgender Student Athletes (Think Progress)
Two prominent Nebraska social conservative groups have come together to form the Nebraska Family Alliance. First on their agenda is to block a policy that would allow transgender students to participate equally in school athletics. The Alliance bases its argument on safety and financial concerns.
Azusa Pacific University Students Rally Behind Embattled Transgender Professor (NBC Southern California)
Students at a Christian university are supporting a theology professor who was asked to step down after coming out as transgender. While the professor’s lawyer argues that he did not violate any policies, students are focusing on his merits as a teacher.