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One Move Colleges Can Make to Expand Abortion Access for Students – Rewire News Group
With the future of Roe v. Wade on shaky ground, it’s even more critical for campus health centers to make medication abortion available to their students. This story was authored by Kelley Dennings, a NCSH member.

Other News This Week

Anti-Trans Violence and Rhetoric Reached Record Highs Across America in 2021 – TIME
At least 50 trans and gender non-conforming people were killed in 2021 alone, according to a report by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)—the highest number of deaths since the organization began recording fatal violence in 2013.

Abortion Rights Groups Say Tech Giants Thwart Ability to Reach Public – The Hill
Abortion rights groups say Facebook and other tech giants are making it harder for the public to access information about abortion pills by blocking posts and ads with credible information.

The Importance of Emerging Gender and Sexual Identity Labels – Psychology Today
Not everyone fits neatly into traditional, binary gender and sexual orientation categories. Emerging labels serve to more accurately represent individuals, promote diversity, and challenge intolerance.

Federal Appeals Court to Hear Texas Abortion Case on Jan. 7 – NBC News
The Supreme Court this month declined to block enforcement of the Texas law but allowed abortion providers in the state to proceed with their legal challenge.

When Should Youth Get Tested for HIV or Start PrEP? – POZ
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends HIV testing for youth ages 15 and older. Updated guidance now includes PrEP and PEP.

10 Relationship Goals You Should Strive for in the New Year, According to Couples Therapists – INSIDER
There are many aspects of relationships that can always be improved. Here are 10 relationship goals to strive for with your partner.

Sex Ed Info on TikTok Shows Gaps in Traditional Education – The Verge
As more people turn to TikTok for sex education, more videos need to be screened for misinformation, researchers say.

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