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First Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pill in US Ships to Retailers, Costing About $20 For One-Month Pack - CNN
Opill, the first over-the-counter oral contraceptive in the U.S. is set to be available for purchase this month, however, there are concerns about the affordability for low-income and uninsured individuals.  

CVS and Walgreens to Start Selling Abortion Pill Mifepristone this Month - CNBC
CVS and Walgreens will start selling the abortion pill Mifepristone in pharmacy locations in states where it is legal, making a significant development in abortion access.  

LGBTQ People May Be Disproportionately Affected If IVF Becomes Inaccessible - Truthout
The Alabama’s Supreme Court’s ruling considering frozen embryos as people have the potential to limit access to in vitro fertilizations treatments, especially for infertile and queer couples. 

Missouri Teachers Who Support a Trans Minor's Social Transition Could Face Felony, be Put on Sex Offender List Under Proposed Bill - ABC News
A proposed Missouri bill aims to criminalize educators for supporting the social transitioning of transgender minors, sparking criticism from LGBTQ advocates for prioritizing this over pressing education concerns.  

Liberty University Hit With $16M Penalty for Culture of Fear to Report Sexual Assault - USA Today 
Liberty University is set to face a $16 million penalty from the U.S. Department of Education revealing failures to create a safe environment and covering up instances of sexual violence.  

Activists to Hold Inclusive St. Patty's Parade to Stick it to City Event Banning LGBTQ+ Folks - LGBTQ Nation
Despite decades of LGBTQ+ exclusion from Staten Island’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, activists are now hosting a separate LGBTQ+ inclusive parade, gathering support from community leaders and officials.  

When Your Home State Also Becomes Your Abuser - HuffPost
Texas’ restrictive abortion laws and relaxed gun regulations have led to an increased risk of violence for domestic violence victims.  

Is Blue Waffle Disease a Real STI? - Very Well Health 
Blue waffle disease is a fictional STI created in 2010 as a hoax portraying false symptoms associated with real STIs, emphasizing the importance of reliable sex education to promote safe sexual practices.  

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