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‘Nobody Believed Me’: How Rape Cases Get DroppedThe New York Times
While the Me Too movement led to greater awareness about the prevalence of rape, prosecutors in New York City still struggle to prove sexual assault accusations, and the legal system is failing sexual assault victims.

More Young People Than Ever Identify As LGBT, And 1 In 4 Are Nonbinary Insider
A new study by the Trevor Project found 26% of queer members of GenZ are nonbinary, and another 20% are questioning their gender identity, emphasizing the need for policies that affirm nonbinary youth in their identities.

Federal judges block transgender restrictions in Arkansas and West VirginiaCBS News
Federal judges temporarily blocked an Arkansas law banning gender confirming treatments for transgender youth and a West Virginia ban on trans athletes in women's sports.

Preparing To Go Back To Sex After Quarantine Is A Daunting ProspectRefinery29
The author highlights the difficulties of pursuing sexual partners while being physically or mentally disabled, and how going back to in-person interactions after COVID-19 is a challenge.

PrEP HIV Prevention Pills to Be Free for Insured AmericansUS News & World Report
Guidance issued by CMS, Department of Labor, and Department of Treasury note that nearly all health insurers must cover the entire cost of HIV prevention treatments, including Truvada and Descovy.

Tips And 'Service With A Smile' Drive Sexual Harassment In Restaurants, Study FindsNPR
Over 70% of female restaurant employees have been sexually harassed and half experience this harassment weekly. A “service with a smile” culture and dependence on tips creates a culture of sexual harassment.

Female Sexual Dysfunction Drug Addyi Faces Yet Another Setback – Forbes
The FDA is considering possible regulatory action, due to a spike in reported adverse events associated with the drug Addyi. Specifically, the FDA has flagged Addyi for possible risks of drug hypersensitivity.

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