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Get Your Cervix Checked + Why HPV is no Longer Tested in Women Under 30 - Steeped in Wellness
Changes in HPV screening guidelines and the significance of vaccination in preventing cervical cancer are explained. NCSH arranged the interview with Dr. Ana Cepin, Associate Professor of OB/GYN at Columbia University.  

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Florida's 6-Week Abortion Ban Takes Effect, Cutting Off Access in Much of the South - NBC News 
Florida’s new law bans abortions after six weeks, significantly restricting abortion access and prompting health risk concerns for women traveling long distances for care. 

"Vampire Facials" at an Unlicensed Spa Infected Three People With HIV, CDC Finds - CBS News
A CDC report highlights three women who likely contracted HIV from an unlicensed spa in New Mexico, marking the first known cases of HIV transmission during a cosmetic injection procedure.  

Transgender Care Policies in W.Va., NC Are Discriminatory, Judge Rules - The Hill 
A federal appeals court ruled that state health care plans and government-funded insurance programs cannot exclude coverage for gender-affirming care, marking a significant victory for transgender rights.  

United Methodist Church Lifts 40-Year Ban on LGBTQ Clergy - CNN 
On Wednesday, the United Methodist Church made history by overturning its 40-year ban on gay clergy, a significant shift towards LGBTQ acceptance and inclusion within the church. 

'Challengers' Spicy Scene Has People Buzzing About Sex. That's a Good Thing, Experts Say - USA Today
The new film “Challengers” steamy sex scene sparked discussions about healthy and consensual sexual exploration in relationships.  

Yikes! You're Stuck in a Situationship. When to Stick Around or Get Out - Los Angeles Times
Situationships, a growing trend between relationships and casual dating, has become increasingly common due to dating apps and changing relationship dynamics. 

Anti-LGBTQ+ Policies Have an Alarming Effect on Youth Mental Health, Survey Finds - Time Magazine
A Trevor Project survey revealed that nearly 40% of LGBTQ+ youth have seriously considered suicide in the last year, highlighting the need for accessible mental health care amid political and societal challenges.  

If You Think You Have a Low Sex Drive, You Might Actually Just Have a Responsive Desire Type - Women’s Health
Here are some tips and insights on how individuals with a responsive sexual desire type -- in which they usually need sexual engagement or another activity to spark arousal -- can enhance their sex lives.

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