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Many States That Restrict or Ban Abortion Don’t Teach Kids about Sex and PregnancyScientific American 
According to data on abortion policy and sex education, states that protect abortion rights tend to have more comprehensive sex ed policies. This story features SIECUS, a NCSH member. 

6 facts you might not have learned in sex ed CNN 
Accurate and comprehensive sex education can be difficult to find in the United States, and people may not always be aware that they aren’t receiving sufficient information. NCSH member Logan Levkoff and others share facts you might not have learned.

Other News This Week

Maternal Mortality is Likely to Rise Post-Roe: The Reasons May Surprise You – Healthline 
While some people may resort to unsafe measures to terminate an unplanned pregnancy, many others may die from untreated pregnancy complications or even maternal homicide. 

Taking an antibiotic after sex could help curb three common STDs – Science  
A new study has shown that taking a single dose of a widely used, cheap antibiotic within 3 days after condomless sex can help prevent chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea. However, there are worries the regimen could trigger antibiotic resistance and scientists are divided. 

WHO chief advises men who have sex with men to reduce partners to limit exposure to monkeypox – CNN 
The vast majority of cases in the growing monkeypox outbreak are among men who have sex with men, according to the World Health Organization, but others are still at risk. 

U.S. to Distribute 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine – New York Times 
The doses were withheld pending an F.D.A. review, which has now been completed. 

What It Means To Be Abrosexual, According To Sex And Relationship Experts – Women’s Health Magazine 
Abrosexual is a fluctuating sexuality. It's a term that helps people understand themselves. 

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