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Supreme Court Turns Down Case that Raised Issue of LGBT Worker Protections - Washington Post
The Supreme Court passed up a chance Monday to decide whether federal workplace protections on sex discrimination extend to sexual orientation.

Forget Abortion: What Women in Appalachian Kentucky Really Want  - CNN
Women in eastern Kentucky are rising up, through activism and art, radio shows and bootleg sex ed classes, to launch a comprehensive birth-control access and reproductive health care campaign.     

Pharmacies Now Can Offer Birth Control to Women Without a Prescription, but Few Do - Los Angeles Times
A new law in California allows women to pick up birth control pills from pharmacies without a doctor's prescription. But more than a year after the law took effect, women say they're still struggling to get the medicines, in part because they can't find pharmacies offering them.

Many Young US Men at High Risk for HIV Do Not Take Anti-HIV Pill - Reuters
According to a new study, less than 4% of young adult men-who-have-sex-with-men in the US - a population at significant risk of contracting HIV - reported ever using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).   

3 Conversations You Should Have Before You Go Condom-Free - GQ
For the sake of your relationship and the general public's health, there are three conversations you must have before you toss out your condoms.  

9 Possible Reasons Your Sex Drive Is Low - Allure
Most of us experience low libido at some point in our lives. A lowered libido could be a sign of a diagnosable condition, or it could be due to a lifestyle factor. Here are nine possible reasons your drive is dipping.  

Advocacy Groups Sue US Military for Sexual Assault Records - ABC News
Protect Our Defenders and the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center filed a lawsuit against the Department of Defense for records pertaining to sexual assault and the military justice system.  

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