What’s Current: FDA approves HIV-prevention drug, but only for men

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • The FDA approved a new HIV-prevention drug, Descovy, but only for men. Gilead Sciences opted not to test the drug on women in order to avoid the the cost of trials needed to test medicines on women.
  • Charlie Evans, a detransitioned UK woman, says that hundreds of young people have gotten in touch with her to say that they regret their transitions, prompting her to start a charity, the Detransition Advocacy Network, to build a support network for each other.
  • Shia clerics in Baghdad are now prostituting girls through once-banned religious “pleasure marriages,” which can last as little as half an hour, after which a cleric will bless another such “marriage.”
  • Payal Jangid, a 17-year-old Indian girl who escaped child marriage and ended the practice in her own village, wants to end child marriage in all of India.
  • A New Zealand youth survey revealed that viewing online porn left teen boys fighting “distressing” thoughts about hurting girls, or even acting out porn scenes, while teen porn use in the UK has been linked to a tripling of teens requesting sex therapy through the NHS over the last two years.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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