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College Professor Sues For Discrimination After Insurance Denies Transition Surgery – The Ring of Fire Network – The Ring of Fire Network

A transgender University of Arizona professor has filed a motion for Class certification for his class action lawsuit claiming that the state healthcare plan in which he is enrolled denied treatment for his gender transition and for the transitions of others on the same plan. According to Dr. Russell Toomey, a professor of family studies and human development, his gender discrimination class action lawsuit should be granted Class certification because it meets the requirements for such claims.

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How Coronavirus Is Affecting Surrogacy, Foster Care and Adoption – The New York Times

Early in the year, when the coronavirus was barely registering as a news story outside of Asia, Holt International an agency that facilitates adoption placements between Chinese orphanages and adoptive parents in the United States was already closely monitoring and responding to the outbreak. Just a month ago, we were focused on raising money to send masks over to make sure the children were protected, said Susan Cox, vice president of policy and external affairs at the agency, which is based in Eugene, Ore

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Coronavirus spurs increase in pet adoption and fostering – Los Angeles Times

Emily Bates needed some sort of salve for her growing sense of dread. Her solution: adopting a terrier mix named Frankie. Heidi Torres needed a coronavirus distraction for her three children bored, worried and home from school.

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Want to adopt or foster a pet during the coronavirus crisis? Here’s a list of resources – Los Angeles Times

Numerous organizations support fosters and adoptions.

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Dog Adoption – The Beverly Hills Courier

Posted Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:44 pm Maddy is a five-year-old poodle who weighs 11 pounds. She is looking for a place to call home and a new family to love. If youre interested in Maddy, please call Shelter of Hope at 805-379-3538.

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Pets of the Week: Grace, Sharpie and Al are ready for adoption – Long Beach Press Telegram

Sharpie is available at the spcaLA P.D.

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Adoption spotlight April 3, 2020: Angel, Miguel and Teresita – The Daily Courier

Angel, Miguel and Teresita Meet 3 siblings who love spending time together! Angel enjoys staying active. His favorite activities include hiking, hunting, fishing and playing soccer

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5G Equipment Market 2019-2023 | The Adoption Of 5G Networks for Smart Cities to Boost Growth | Technavio – Yahoo Finance

Technavio has been monitoring the 5G equipment market and it is poised to grow by USD 16.28 bn during 2019-2023, progressing at a CAGR of almost 71% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment

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Foster care and adoption agencies experience significant delays amid COVID-19 outbreak – WIAT – CBS42.com

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) During the current COVID-19 pandemic, adoption and foster care systems have halted their application process to ensure social distancing.

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Adoption Spotlight April 3, 2020: Alice and David – Kdminer

Alice and David are two close siblings who enjoy spending time with one another. Alice is described as a hard worker and very helpful

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Adopting animals can help calm the stress of COVID-19, but owners shouldn’t rush a decision – WKBW-TV

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WKBW) The SPCA Serving Erie County has been doing its best to make sure all of the services they offer are running at full speed. "We're taking some of the services that we think are the most important to offer to the county and we're modifying them and doing everything in our power to still offer them to this community," Gina Lattuca of the SPCA Serving Erie County said

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Removing the Risk That Could Impede Adoption of Rich Business Messaging – Business Wire

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rich Business Messaging, powered by Rich Communication Services (RCS), is poised to be the new wave of messaging technology, offering enhanced features like read receipts, video, group chat and paying for services.

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Valve: VR Adoption ‘Has Gone The Way We Thought It Was Going To’ – UploadVR

The slow growth of the PC VR market since 2016 has led to a lot of discussion of whether the platform failed. But, for Valve, things have apparently gone pretty much as planned. Valves Robin Walker suggested as much in an interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun surrounding the release of Half-Life: Alyx last week.

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Though PSPCA adoptions are on hold, a dog and her pups find love with foster mom – LancasterOnline

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Domestic Gag Rule Reduces Birth Control Access For Nearly 50,000 Women Living In New Hampshire – Yahoo Finance

Data released by Power to Decide estimate that 49,780 New Hampshire women of reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties impacted by the Title X Family Planning Program "domestic gag rule." WASHINGTON, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Data released by Power to Decide estimate that 49,780 New Hampshire women of reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties impacted by the Title X Family Planning Program "domestic gag rule." According to the same data, seven out of New Hampshire's ten counties have lost Title X resources. The domestic gag rule requires health providers receiving Title X funds to withhold information from patients about abortion services and care. In addition, health centers are required to cease providing abortion care with non-Title X funds at sites that offer Title X supported services, such as contraceptive care, breast and cervical cancer screening and STI testing.

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Celebrating 10 years of ACA helping protect women’s reproductive health | TheHill – The Hill

Recently it was announced that 12 states have established a special enrollment period to help address the immediate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully, other states will follow suit. This effort demonstrates the critical role that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) plays in meeting our communitys immediate health care needs

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Will coronavirus cause a baby boom, or is that just a myth? Prepare for jokes, if not babies! – USA TODAY

Reviewed editor-in-chief David Kendershares creative ways to keep your kids engaged while you're stuck at home. USA TODAY The stay-at-home coronavirus orders are unprecedented in America but the speculation about what mayensue nine months hence is not: Prepare for a baby boom! At the least, prepare for jokes about a baby boom. Or maybe not

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Advocates sound alarm over COVID-19 limiting access to contraceptives, abortion – Peace Arch News

Limited access to contraceptives and services because of COVID-19 is likely to lead to a surge in unintended pregnancies, according to sexual-health advocates.

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Coronavirus is hindering access to reproductive health care | TheHill – The Hill

Sadly, the COVID-19 global pandemic is exposing how quick many politicians are to forget or dismiss womens rights and health care. We all know abortion access is under attack, but it is particularly galling to see how legislators are trying to use the coronavirus to control whether women will be able to get an abortion in their state

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China’s Cartels: Those Who Control the Medicines Control the World – The American Conservative

If the coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything, the United States is unprepared for a disease outbreak or biowarfare because we no longer make the medicines necessary for survival. Shortages of masks, ventilators, and respirators have made headline news but shortages of critical medicines have remained largely out of public view

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Trump Wages War on the Affordable Care Act in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic – Ms. Magazine

The president is urging the federal judiciary to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). Pictured: Activists gathered in front of the Supreme Court to show support for the ACA on March 27th, 2012. (SEIU) In the midst of a worldwide health crisis, the president has also doubled down on his support for a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act.

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Scientists Find a Half Male, Half Female Bee, Split Right Down The Middle – ScienceAlert

Broadly speaking, animals tend to be sexually dimorphic. You have males, with small gametes, and females, with large gametes, both of which are required for sexual reproduction. Every now and again, though, nature throws a curveball - producing an organism that's a combination of both sexes, divided straight down the middle.

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Nature Spotlight: Amphibians will be putting on a hip-hop concert this spring – The Providence Journal

Aprils warmer temperatures and rainy days will lead to a big night for amorous amphibians, whose mating calls are part of the soundtrack of spring.

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Evolving epidemiology and transmission dynamics of coronavirus disease 2019 outside Hubei province, China: a descriptive and modelling study – The…

Evolving epidemiology and transmission dynamics of coronavirus disease 2019 outside Hubei province, China: a descriptive and modelling study   The Lancet

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The Future May Be Female, But the Pandemic is Patriarchal – CounterPunch

Before I found myself sheltering in place, this article was to be about womens actions around the world to mark March 8th, International Womens Day.

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