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South Carolina Enacts Law Allowing Pharmacists to Prescribe Birth ControlPEW Charitable Trusts
South Carolina enacted a law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control pills without a doctor’s visit to make contraception more affordable and accessible. NCSH member, Power to Decide, is featured.

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Oklahoma Governor Signs The Nation's Strictest Abortion BanNPR
Oklahoma Governor signed into law the nation's strictest abortion ban, making it the first U.S. state to effectively end availability of the procedure. The law takes effect immediately upon signature and prohibits all abortions with few exceptions allowed.

Indiana Lawmakers Override Transgender Sports VetoThe New York Times
Lawmakers in Indiana banned transgender girls from playing on girls’ sports teams at their schools, overriding the governor’s veto. This article also highlights other states that have passed similar laws.  

Texas Resumes Some Investigations Into Parents Of Transgender YouthsNBC News
The Texas agency tasked with investigating child abuse claims resumed some investigations into the parents of transgender youths despite a recent state Supreme Court decision blocking nine investigations.

Does Being Denied an Abortion Harm Mental Health?The New York Times 
Findings from The Turnaway Study revealed that women denied an abortion had more psychological problems in the short term and more long-term physical and financial problems than those receiving one.

Statute Of Limitations On Sexual Assault Eliminated For One Year In New York Following Passage Of The Adult Survivors ActForbes  
The Adult Survivors Act of New York provides a one-year “lookback window” for survivors of sexual assault, giving them more time to process their experiences and file their claims against perpetrators.

Sex After A C-Section Doesn’t Have To Be Daunting With These Expert TipsScary Mommy 
Having sex after surgery can be challenging. A sex expert shares tips and recommendations for how to ease back into sex after having a C-Section.

What Is Monkeypox And Its Signs And Symptoms?CNN Health 
Cases of an extremely rare disease called monkeypox are on the rise in the U.S. This article details how it spreads, what the symptoms are, and when to seek medical help. 

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