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CDC Raises Alarm About “Growing STD Epidemic” As Cases Hit Record High – CBS News
According to a new report from the CDC, combined cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia reached an all-time high in the US last year, with more than 2.4 million cases.

Supreme Court Appears Divided Over LGBTQ Job Discrimination – NBC News
The Supreme Court appears closely divided on whether federal law forbids job discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status. The controlling vote could turn out to be a Trump appointee.

Is Redemption Possible in the Aftermath of #MeToo? – NPR
The activist who started the #MeToo movement and other experts discuss how society can move forward and consider real rehabilitation and redemption for sexual assault perpetrators. 

Transgender Surgery Linked with Better Long-Term Mental Health, Study Shows – ABC News
According to new research, gender-affirming surgery for transgender people may provide long-term mental health benefits, including a significant decline in the number being treated for a mood or anxiety disorder.

Online Services for Birth Control Pills Appear Safe to Use, Study Says – NBC News
Seven secret shoppers went undercover to buy birth control online, and found that these online services are doing a good job of screening women, and are safe.

7 Positive Changes That Have Come from the #MeToo Movement – Vox
Two years after the #MeToo movement drew national attention, experts review its impact, including the introduction of more legal protections for victims and a shift in Americans’ view on sexual misconduct, gender, and power.

The Trevor Project’s Coming Out Handbook Can Help Young People with the Process – Bustle
To coincide with National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11th, the Trevor Project created a handbook to help youth come out to their friends and family, and understand and communicate their own sexual and gender identity to others. 

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Assume Anyone’s Sexuality or Gender Identity – Elite Daily
Experts say when you assume someone’s gender based on how they look or what they’re wearing, you’re reinforcing outdated ideas about sexuality and gender.

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