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Kentucky Judge Reinstitutes State Abortion Ban, Reversing Lower CourtThe Washington Post
A Kentucky judge reinstituted the state’s near-total abortion ban, reversing a lower court’s order that temporarily allowed the procedures to continue. Planned Parenthood, a NCSH member, is featured.

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Monkeypox Is Not an STI, Despite Association Between Sexual Contact and TransmissionHealth
Because of its fast spread between sexual partners, many wonder if monkeypox is a sexually transmitted infection. Experts say that label is inaccurate and could be harmful to the LGBTQAI+ community, while misleading others about their own risk.

Biden Signs Executive Order To Help Cover Costs For Women Traveling For AbortionsCNBC
President Biden signed an executive to help cover costs for women traveling to receive abortions in states where the procedure is legal and directs HHS to encourage states to write rules so that  state Medicaid plans also cover travel costs.  

FDA May Approve First OTC Birth Control Pill In U.S.: More Novel Prescription-To-OTC Switches Could Be On Tap – Forbes
One pharmaceutical company is seeking FDA approval for a progestin-based birth control pill to be classified as an over-the-counter medication, allowing people to screen themselves and increase access.

Michigan Supreme Court Says Anti-Bias Law Protects LGBTQAP News
The Michigan Supreme Court said the state’s anti-discrimination law covers sexual orientation. This ruling ensures legal protections for LGBTQ people in employment, housing, and education.

Say More Than Gay: How LGBTQ-Inclusive Education Can Save LivesRefinery 29
The author shares how comprehensive sex education for LGBTQAI+ communities help affirm their identities and reduce mental health problems, including suicide  attempts.  

How to Avoid Monkeypox, According to Infectious-Disease ExpertsPopsugar
According to CDC, monkeypox is spread primarily through close, direct physical contact and indirect contact with fabrics or objects that were used by someone with Monkeypox. Here are tips to protect yourself.  

6 Questions to Ask Yourself If You’re Considering an Open RelationshipSelf
A therapist explains how to know if ethical nonmonogamy is right for you by sharing 6 questions you can ask yourself if you and/or your partner is considering an open relationship.

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