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Reproductive Oppression Is an American Legacy – Well + Good
Brittany Spears recently revealed she is forced to keep an IUD contraceptive device against her will. This has started a conversation on the history of reproductive coercion and oppression in the US. This story features PPFA, a NCSH member.

A Look at How US Sex Education in Public Schools Has Evolved Over the Last 60 Years and Its Impact on LGBTQ Students – INSIDER
US sex education policy isn’t federally mandated and often supports abstinence-only programs. This has resulted in many states promoting anti-LGBTQ programs and language. This story features NCSH members Advocates for Youth, GLSEN, PPFA, and SIECUS.

Post-Pandemic Rise in Sexually Transmitted Diseases Imminent, Experts Warn – NBC News
Public health experts worry that a ‘hot vax summer’ could lead to new spikes in infections spread through sex. NCSH member, NCSD, is featured.

Other News This Week

The Supreme Court Won’t Hear a Case Challenging Transgender Bathroom Rights. – The New York Times
The Supreme Court turned down a request from a Virginia school board to reinstate its policy barring a transgender boy from using the boys’ bathroom. As is the court’s practice, it gave no reasons for declining to hear the appeal. 

Majority of Americans Support Abortion, Poll Finds—But Not Later in the Pregnancy – Forbes
A poll found 61% of US adults believe abortion should be legal during the first trimester in all or most cases, while numbers dropped to 34% in the second trimester and 19% in the third trimester.

Needle Exchanges Are a Proven Tool to Fight HIV, But Officials Still Want to Shut Them Down – ABC News
States and municipalities are increasingly making needle exchanges harder, and in some cases illegal, to operate. By putting politics and ideology ahead of science, lawmakers are making HIV outbreaks worse.

AIDS Disappeared from Public View Without Ending. Will Covid-19 Do the Same? – The Washington Post
As Pride Month ends amid the coronavirus pandemic, we should consider what it means to live through a pandemic fading from public view, even as it shapes and shortens the lives of vulnerable people.

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