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Study: Huge Majority of Women Who Had Abortions Say They Made the Right Decision – The Hill
A new study found that 95 percent of women surveyed believed after their abortion that going through with it was the right choice. Five years later, 99 percent of them said abortion was the right call.

Will We Ever Figure Out How to Talk to Boys About Sex? – The New York Times
Despite a new imperative to be scrupulous about affirmative consent, young men are still subject to incessant messages that sexual conquest remains the measure of a “real” man, and a reliable path to social status.

I Have Cerebral Palsy. This Is How I Have Sex – VICE
According to several recent studies, adults with cerebral palsy (CP) told researchers they have normal sex drives and desires, but they lack support in navigating the complications CP can cause with sex.  

For Transgender Men, Pain of Menstruation Is More Than Just Physical – NBC News
Safety concerns and a lack of access to menstruation products are among the issues trans and gender-noncomforming people face during “that time of the month.”

The Coming Supreme Court Showdown Over Birth Control – Vox
As soon as Friday, the Supreme Court could announce that it will hear two cases examining the Trump administration’s rules allowing virtually any employer to deny birth control coverage to its employees.

Where Women’s Health Care Is Lacking, Women Are Dying – The Hill
States that limit access to women’s health services tend to have the worst health outcomes for women, and those most affected are low-income women and women of color.

Distrustful Partners Stigmatize HIV Prevention Meds as a Sign of Cheating – VICE
According to a recent study, using or expressing interest in using PrEP and PEP while in a relationship is often associated with promiscuity or infidelity, drawing on harmful stereotypes about people on PrEP. 

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