Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Ban on Transgender Service Members

[post_date] This week, a federal judge overturned President Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military, first announced in July. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the proposed ban was discriminatory and violated the equal protection clause of the Constitution. As the judge wrote in […]

Clinical Trials for Cervical Cancer

Clinical Trials for Cervical Cancer For patients with cervical cancer, standard treatment may include surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. Before a treatment regimen can become standard, it must go through a clinical trial. Clinical trials test if a potential treatment is safe and effective in humans. Clinical trials go through a series of phases, starting with […]

Men and Sexual Health: Resources & Rumblings

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Snips, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails. That’s what little boys are made of! In this episode of ASHA’s Sex+Health podcast, we ruminate on men and sexual health. Tune in for insights from Dr. Abe Morgentaler and ASHA’s vice president for strategic partnerships Kay Phillips and also learn about the tools and resources we offer for […]

Featured ASHA Ambassador: Irene Treadwell

We are so very pleased to shine a spotlight on Irene Treadwell as our featured ASHA ambassador! An Ambassador since March 2017, Irene joined our ranks after finding out a colleague from Black Nurses Rock had become an ambassador. Black Nurses Rock is the nation’s largest minority nursing organization and sharing community with a huge […]

Men’s Sexual Health: Beyond the Carnal Tango

Men’s Sexual Health:A Conversation with Abraham Morgentaler, MD There are many misconceptions around men, sex, sexuality, and just what men want from relationships. Guys are seen as always turned on, selfish in the bedroom, and not all that interested in their partner once the carnal tango ends. Is that fair? To find out we chatted […]

Spotlight on Women’s Health

Each year in May we shine a spotlight on the unique health needs of girls and women. New policies and programs make quality healthcare accessible for millions and we want to make sure you take advantage of all that’s available. You deserve to be well cared for in mind and body! The resources on this […]

What I Didn’t Know

Throughout the month of September, we will be posting a series of essays on sexual health topics in recognition of World Sexual Health Day. This personal essay comes from Lynn Barclay, the president and CEO of the American Sexual Health Association. As a product of a Catholic school in the 1970s, I arrived at college […]

Honest Sex Education: Charting the Course to a Sexually Healthy Nation

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Throughout the month of September, we will be posting a series of essays on sexual health topics in recognition of World Sexual Health Day. This essay on the sex education comes from Debra Hauser, MPH, President of Advocates for Youth and current vice chair of ASHA’s board of directors. It is featured in Creating a […]

Celebrating Sexual Health in September

September is Sexual Health Month Let’s Talk Pleasure! Each year, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) celebrates World Sexual Health Day on September 4th, and the theme for the 2022 observation is Let’s Talk Pleasure. WAS developed the Sexual Pleasure Declaration as a call to action. It defines sexual pleasure as “the physical and/or […]

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Low Sexual Desire in Women


The American Sexual Health Association strongly supports the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to empower women and their healthcare providers by approving Flibanserin, the first drug to treat low sexual desire in females. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD, also known as low sexual desire) is the most commonly reported type of sexual dysfunction in […]

Join us for a discussion of Dr. Tang’s new book, It’s Not Hysteria Everything You Need to Know About Your Reproductive Health (but Were Never Told), and ask Dr. Tang your questions about reproductive health!