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'Why Not Plan B?': Here's What You're Getting Wrong About The Emergency Birth ControlUSA Today
Conversations about using Plan B to prevent pregnancies have increased following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. However, medical experts share their concerns about Plan B’s benefits and shortcomings. NCSH member, Dr. Kate White, is featured.

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Disability Rights Groups Are Fighting For Abortion Access — And Against Ableism- NBC News
The conversation about abortion and other reproductive health care in the country is missing something: people with disabilities. Disability advocates and experts share the bias and discrimination individuals with disabilities experience in trying to receive this critical care.

HBCU Students Are Being Disproportionately Affected By Roe’s ReversalThe Washington Post
With a majority of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) located in states with anti-abortion legislation, students at these schools are disproportionally affected by the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Federal Judge Blocks Education Department’s Title IX Guidance That Protects Transgender Students - Politico
A federal judge temporarily blocked the Education Department’s Title IX guidance, which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

What To Know About Birth Control In Post-Roe AmericaVox 
Legal and medical experts answer commonly asked questions about contraceptive options and access since the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Sex In Your 20s Is Supposed To Be Easy. For Some Women, It’s Painful.The Washington Post
Many people think only older people experience sexual dysfunction. This article shares first-hand stories of younger women experiencing sexual dysfunction and highlights experts who weigh in on how people can address their sexual concerns.

HIV Care Fell In Black Communities During COVID. Here’s How Congress Can Get It Back On Track.The Hill
Black and Latinx communities are disproportionally impacted by HIV and AIDS, which was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Advocates share how policies and funding can help address these racial and ethnic disparities in HIV testing and treatment.

Being Heteroflexible Is a Real Thing. Here's What It Means.Men’s Health
Like pretty much every sexual orientation, "heteroflexible" doesn't have one agreed-upon definition, but it's generally used to describe people who are mostly drawn to heterosexual dynamics and who are also open to the occasional same-sex experience.  

Demand for Abortion Pills Increases After Roe v. Wade ReversalPeople Magazine
Companies that prescribe abortion pills have reported an increase in web traffic and new patients, including in states that have already banned abortion.

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