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Common Medical Conditions Postpartum Moms Should Be Aware Of – The EveryMom
The postpartum period is a time of adjustment for new parents, and there are some common medical conditions to be aware of. NCSH set up interviews with Dr. Tejumola Adegoke and Dr. LaKedra Pam. 

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State Department Will Offer ‘X’ Gender Marker For U.S. Passports – POLITICO 
Beginning April 11th, the State Department will include the “X” gender marker for individuals and will no longer require medical certification if an applicant’s choice doesn’t match the gender on other documentation. 

Arizona Governor Signs Bill Outlawing Gender-Affirming Care For Transgender Youth And Approves Anti-Trans Sports Ban – CNN
The Arizona Governor signed two bills targeting transgender youth, including one restricting access to gender-affirming health care for minors, and another that restricts their participation in sports.   

The Biden administration is proposing a $377 million increase for Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.  program. Also, they  proposed a $9.8 billion budget for the delivery of PrEP over 10 years.  

Understanding Gender Identity – Cleveland Clinic 
Gender and sexual identity exist on a spectrum, and everyone expresses themselves differently. This article provides insights on different types of gender identify, and what they represent.  

The 'Life-Saving' Science Behind Gender-Affirming Care for Youth– Medical News Today
Several mental health professionals and a suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ people share how science fully backs gender-affirming care for trans and nonbinary youth.  

Here's What You Need to Know About Reproductive Coercion - Prism
Reproductive coercion is a form of intimate partner violence (IPV) used to undermine a person’s reproductive decision-making through tactics that coerce pregnancy or manipulate contraceptive use.  

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