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Zika Virus Can Spread by Any Type of Sex  - CBS News
U.S. health officials on Monday updated their Zika virus guidelines, saying that pregnant women could contract Zika from a sex partner of either gender. The new update follows news last week of the first recorded female-to-male transmission of the virus during sex.
 
Court Says Obamacare Birth Control Option May Violate Catholics' Rights, Even If They Don't Use it  - Los Angeles Times
Missouri State Rep. Paul Wieland and his wife assert that Obamacare's contraceptive mandate tramples on their family's religious rights even if they don't make use of it. This week, a St. Louis Federal Judge denied the government's motion to throw out the case on summary judgment. 
 
Democrats Are About To Adopt the Most Progressive LGBT Platform in Their History  - Buzzfeed 
This week, Democratic delegates are poised to formally adopt 22 LGBT planks with the full Democratic platform, charting a national agenda that ranges from expanding the legal interpretation of civil rights laws so that they protect LGBT people to defending their access to public spaces.
 
Why Is it So Hard to Recognize Domestic Abuse in Same-Sex Relationships? - Washington Post
What makes violence and abuse between two women so difficult to spot? This article explores a number of reasons, including a lack of queer women represented in the media, and educational and outreach campaigns about domestic violence that often focus on a heteronormative narrative. 
 
Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth - WebMD
Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as implants and IUDs, immediately after they give birth, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says. 
 
Sex toy company Adam & Eve decided to test if sex could also affect how good we are at sports. It found that more frequent sexual activity correlated with lower running times, higher vertical-jump heights, and greater strength. 
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