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The Best Sex Positions That Belong in Every Woman's Repertoire – Woman’s Day
Whether you're trying to make a baby, get your partner(s) off, or learn how to have better sex, you can find the best sex positions for any and all needs you may have between the sheets. NCSH arranged the interview with Dr. Rachel Needle for this updated story (originally posted in 2018).

How Many Calories Does Sex Burn? According to Experts, More Than You May Think – Woman’s Day
There are many reasons to have sex, from procreation to fun. An added bonus for some? Getting your heart rate up and also burning calories. NCSH arranged the interview with Dr. Tejumola Adegoke.

Following DeVos’s Departure, Trump Administration Doubles Down on ‘Biological Sex’ in Guidance to Educators – The Hill
A recent memo from the Dept. of Education claims that educational programs and activities can be restricted based on “biological sex.” LGBTQ+ advocates are speaking out against the policy as the department prepares for a leadership change. This story features GLSEN, a NCSH member.

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Supreme Court OKs White House Request to Limit Abortion Pill Access During Pandemic – NPR
The U.S. Supreme Court granted a Trump administration request to reinstate restrictions for patients seeking to obtain the drug, mifepristone, used to terminate early pregnancies, again requiring them to pick it up in person.

True Stories of Hooking Up During Covid-19 – The New York Times
If you’re in a relationship, it may be news that people are meeting up, cuddling, making out and having sex with new partners, often weighing emotional and physical needs against safety concerns.

How Our Sex Habits May Affect Our HPV and Cancer Risk – The New York Times
Certain sex practices, at certain ages, increased the risk of throat cancers related to human papillomavirus (HPV).

In ‘Nasty Parting Shot,’ HHS Finalizes Rule Axing LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections – NBC News
Under the new Health Department rule, taxpayer-funded adoption agencies can refuse to acknowledge same-sex marriages and turn away qualified LGBTQ parents.

Users Are Changing Their Online Dating Profiles to Say They Got Vaccinated – VICE
As the coronavirus vaccine becomes available to more of the population, more people are including it in their online dating profiles.

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