Sexual Health Rankings™ presents Sex Stories, a weekly roundup of sexual health news from around the country.
Appeals Court Lifts Injunction on Texas Abortion Laws (LA Times)
A federal appeals court has reversed the decision of a Texas judge that blocks restrictions on abortions. The court ruled there was ample evidence to support the admitting privileges requirement but added an exception to the limits on medication abortions.
Senate to Vote on Gay Rights Bill by Thanksgiving (USA Today)
For the first time since 1996, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is receiving a full Senate vote. The Act, supported by President Obama and legislators on both sides of the aisle, bans workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Close-Up of HIV Virus Could Help AIDS Vaccine Research (LA Times)
Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute have captured molecular images of HIV that provide clues on how the virus infiltrates human immune cells. Such imaging provides vital information for the development of a vaccine.
Planned Parenthood Brings Sex Ed Straight to Teens’ Cell Phones (Think Progress)
Planned Parenthood is using adolescents’ obsession with cell phones and social media to teach them about healthy relationships, sexual readiness, and birth control. The organization has developed three age-appropriate sets of online tools to engage elementary, middle, and high-school aged adolescents.
Trustees Approve New Sex Ed Policy (Reno Gazette-Journal)
After their sex ed curriculum was called “discriminatory and homophobic, Reno school officials have approved a new sex ed policy. Unlike the current curriculum, the new policy calls for a well-planned, scientifically-accurate, and comprehensive sequence of lessons.