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Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows – Politico
The Supreme Court voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO. 

Pregnancy-related deaths could rise 20% or more in states that outlaw abortion, experts sayUSA Today
In the 26 states poised to either restrict or outlaw abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned this summer, the number of pregnancy-related maternal deaths could rise 20% or more.  

What is medication abortion, and who has access to it? CNN
Some states have restricted the practice, but in December, the FDA relaxed certain federal regulations on what is now the most commonly used abortion method in the U.S.  

Young People Are Switching Their Birth Control Before Abortion Access Via Roe v. Wade Falls Teen Vogue
Teen Vogue spoke to young people about how their birth control choices are changing. 

New Survey Finds Increasing Reports of Suicidal Thoughts Among LGBTQ Youth in the U.S.Time
A new study by the LGBTQ suicide prevention nonprofit The Trevor Project found that over the past three years, the rates of suicidal thoughts have trended upward among LGBTQ youth in America.

Few Transgender Children Change Their Minds After 5 Years, Study FindsNew York Times
Young children who transition to a new gender with social changes — taking on new names, pronouns, haircuts and clothing — are likely to continue identifying as that gender five years later.  

At least 19 states to offer refuge to trans youth and families amid anti-LGBTQ legislation waveABC News
Several states introduced bills that would criminalize gender-affirming care. 

How to heal: What this filmmaker learned through documenting sexual assaultCNN
Danijela Steinfeld shares four lessons she has learned on what to do in the wake of an assault – whether it happened to you, or someone you know. 

How to Talk About Sex With Your PartnerPsychology Today
Nurturing a productive and enlivening dialogue to explore our sexual potential. 

5 Ways Technology Can Actually Help Your RelationshipSelf
Read on for their practical tips on how to prevent tech from destroying intimacy—without giving up your devices, naturally. 

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