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Trans health care & gender-diverse patient considerations with Kameryn J. Lee, MDAmerican Medical Association
In this episode of AMA’s Moving Medicine, Kameryn Lee, MD, discusses how to approach—and provide—equitable health care for gender-diverse patients and the transgender community. 

Period-tracking apps gather intimate data. A new bill aims to curb mass collectionThe Washington Post
The “My Body, My Data Act” would require that companies only collect and retain reproductive health information that is “strictly needed” to provide one of their services, unless they otherwise obtain explicit consent from a user.  

It’s Pride Month. Here’s what you need to knowCNN
June is Pride Month, when the world’s LGBTQ communities come together and celebrate the freedom to be themselves. 

Tips for Talking to Your DoctorPOZ
Antonio Urbina, MD, discusses ways to get the most out of your doctor visit, especially if you’re living with HIV.

8 Ways Parents Can Help LGBTQ+ Youth Take Care of Their Mental HealthEveryday Health
For sexual and gender minority teens and youth, rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are alarmingly high. Yet, parents and guardians can help set the stage for better outcomes. 

How abortion storylines in film and TV have evolved in recent yearsCNN 
Since “Obvious Child” premiered in 2014, abortion storylines have grown more numerous and nuanced, reflective of the breadth of patients’ experiences. 

Are Sexual Wellness Retreats The New Romantic Getaway?CNN  
Various sex therapists discuss sexual wellness retreats, which are one of the fastest growing sectors of the travel market.   

Sex Education Isn't Controversial, It's a NecessityTeen Vogue
In this op-ed, Bogi Szalai, a youth ambassador at AMAZE, explores the need for comprehensive and inclusive sex education. NCSH member, Advocates for Youth, produces the AMAZE program.  

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