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News by Topic: Sexual and reproductive health

Jan 26, 2023 - Executive Order from the Office of the President to protect healthcare service delivery and promote access to critical reproductive healthcare services. This order directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security, to consider issuing guidance for patients seeking legal access to mifepristone, as well as for providers and entities, including pharmacies, that provide reproductive healthcare and seek to legally prescribe and provide mifepristone. This order also directs the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Secretary of HHS to, as appropriate, provide the Interagency Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access, potential barriers faced by patients seeking legal access to mifepristone or other reproductive healthcare, recommendations for addressing these barriers, and whether any additional institutional resources may be necessary to address these barriers.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 23, 2023 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on a proposed information collection project titled "National Network of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinical Prevention Training Centers." This information collection supports the management of the National Network of Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinical Prevention Training Center (NNPTC) project and evaluates the reach and impact of the NNPTC's training activities. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Dec 20, 2022 - Notice of charter renewal for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHAC). The renewal is effective through November 25, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
Dec 15, 2022 - Describes a new study showing that family medicine physicians in rural areas tend to be less comfortable providing sexual risk reduction counseling to adolescents compared with physicians in urban areas, including conversations around HIV and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). A total of 256 family medicine physicians completed an online survey between July 15 and August 9, 2022.
Source: AJMC
Nov 30, 2022 - Discusses the Indian Health Service's efforts to bring attention to the current human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) epidemics affecting many parts of Indian Country. Describes projects undertaken by 7 Indian organizations that received $1.2 million in funding to work towards eliminating these diseases.
Source: Indian Health Service