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More Investment Needed in Sexual and Reproductive Telehealth, Says Policy Group – Forbes
Focusing on contraception, maternal care and medical abortion, more money should be invested in virtual medicine to support patients “particularly women, young people, people of color, low-income individuals and immigrants.”

This Is How Crisis Support Lines Help Save Young LGBT Lives During Lockdown – Forbes
This year, as we enter a Pride month unlike no other, young LGBT people will be calling crisis support lines, in desperate need. Here is how the Trevor Project helps to field calls and help those in crisis.

More Patients Seek Abortion Pills Online During Pandemic, But Face Restrictions – NPR
In many states, abortion pills can be prescribed remotely, and abortion providers are reporting a growing number of requests by women via telemedicine. But others are finding obstacles in their way.

‘Hero,’ ‘Mentor,’ ‘Prophet’: AIDS Activist Larry Kramer Made His Mark – NBC News
Soon after the death of Larry Kramer this week, tributes began to pour in from people moved and personally affected by the powerful AIDS activist.

How Masturbation Can Help Sexual Assault Survivors Reclaim Pleasure – Xtra
Masturbation has been used as a therapeutic tool since the 1970s to help trauma survivors and those experiencing sexual dysfunction.

Virtual Orgies and WhatsApp Sex: How Polyamorous People Are Navigating Open Love in Lockdown – Independent
Lockdown has forced polyamorous couples worldwide to disrupt their relationship dynamics to comply with isolation measures. Some have chosen a “primary” partner to live with, while others have isolated with their partner and their partner’s partner.

An OB/GYN Breaks Down Exactly What to Expect from Your Annual Gyno Visit Right Now – Well + Good
As doctor’s offices are beginning to take on more in-person appointments, here are a few things you can expect from a gynecologist if you are going in for your annual during this phase.

LGBT Pride Month 2020: What to Know About Its History, Events, Parades – ABC News
Every summer, the LGBT community comes together for a month-long celebration of love, diversity, acceptance and self-pride. Here’s everything you need to know about LGBT Pride Month.

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