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The Makers of Vagisil Launch Emergency Contraception – ForbesThe makers of Vagisil are doubling down on women’s wellness. This year the company launched its own brand of emergency contraception, and announced they’re giving away $1 million of this product in support of women’s reproductive rights. NCSH Member, Dr. Logan Levkoff, is quoted.

How Trump's ‘Deploy or Get Out’ Policy Could See People with HIV Kicked Out of Military for No Reason – Newsweek
A new Trump administration policy could lead to serving soldiers being kicked out of the military because they have been diagnosed as HIV-positive despite being otherwise fit for duty.

Majority Don't Want Roe v. Wade Overturned – NPR
According to a new poll, three-quarters of Americans think the Supreme Court should not overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that made abortion legal nationwide.

Bayer to No Longer Sell Permanent Birth Control Implant Essure – ABC News
Bayer Pharmaceuticals announced that it will no longer sell the permanent birth control implant Essure starting at the end of this year. Essure has courted controversy since it hit the market in 2002.

Apps May Be 'the Only Way' to Get Rural Patients STI Tests – Medscape
The future of testing for HIV and STIs could lie in a combination of apps and self-testing in areas of the United States where healthcare is sparse and gay men are stigmatized.

Efforts to Slash HIV Infections in DC Stall, While Other STD Cases Are Rising – The Washington Post
According to a new public health report, the District’s efforts to curb the spread of HIV stalled last year, while diagnoses of other sexually transmitted diseases surged to record highs.

Jailing People for Exposing Others to HIV Is Not Backed by Science, Say Top AIDS Researchers – Business DayRather than reducing HIV infection or protecting anyone, these ill-conceived laws most likely make the epidemic worse by driving people away from accurate information and services and into hiding.

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