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ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Reproductive Rights, the Trump Administration, and the Supreme Court – Center For American Progress

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Winnie the Pooh letter to go under the hammer – expressandstar.com

A letter written by Winnie the Pooh is expected to fetch up to 6,000 at auction.

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Northam and Falwell Feuding with Scriptures – Bacon’s Rebellion

Jerry Falwell, President, Liberty College By Dick Hall-Sizemore Virginians have been treated this spring with a feud between the Governor and Jerry Falwell, Jr., president of Liberty University.

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Nexplanon, a 3-year birth control implant, is now approved for use in Canada – The Conversation CA

Already available in over 100 countries, Nexplanon is now finally approved for use in Canada. Nexplanon is a contraceptive implant: a small rod, inserted into the upper arm through a tiny incision, that prevents pregnancy for up to three years. It works by releasing a very low continuous dose of a synthetic progesterone.

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‘My husband wants to have another baby but I absolutely cannot stand our son’ – Mirror Online

For many, becoming a parent is a great joy and their little one instantly is the most precious part of their life.

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Telemedicine popularity grows in the age of COVID-19 (Healthy You) – KFDX – Texomashomepage.com

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) Its been a service of United Regional Physician Group for a couple years now, but COVID-19 has amped up its popularity: telemedicine, a virtual visit to the doctors office. URPG officials said its easy and convenient even for those who might not consider themselves tech savvy. Its the one opportunity for me to talk to patients right now without a mask, OBGYN at URPGDr

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‘Pro-life’ dogma doesn’t cut abortions, unwanted births. The opposite. – Patheos

While the Christian Right continues to rail against former President Barack Obamas signature Affordable Care Act (ACA) and malign its mandate for health-insurance companies to cover contraceptives, they should be careful what they wish for if they hope to avoid looking foolish. The error of pro-life thinking became even clearer to me (it was already crystal clear) this week when I read an 8-year-old blog post referencing a number of studies on the striking correlation between wide contraceptive use and vastly fewer abortions. In an October 29, 2012 post in her Love, Joy, Feminism blog How I Lost Faith in the Pro-Life Movement Libby Anne reported that the ACA may prove the single most effective piece of pro-life legislation in the past 40 years

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Contraception, symptom relief and depression: the overlooked side effect of hormonal birth control – Los Angeles Times

When a Thousand Oaks 16-year-old started taking birth control pills, she hoped it would relieve her symptoms of endometriosis. The pill provided some relief, but the severe effects it had on her mood were staggering. I almost felt completely different

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There is a scare in the air for wild horses – The Record-Courier

As more people try to social distance while state parks are closed they head to the public lands to spread out and enjoy the fresh air in the Nevada desert.

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Fire Ants Are Invading Hawaii, so Helicopters Are Blasting Them With Birth Control – VICE

HAWAII Hawaii has a really big, little problem: invasive ants.

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Coronavirus shutdowns may have ignited rise in STDs, condom hoarding, health experts warn – Fox News

Health experts in Canada warn that coronavirus-related shutdowns may have resulted in a lack of contraceptives due to condom hoarding, contributing to a potential rise in sexually transmitted diseases. Canadians reportedly bought condoms and contraceptives in bulk beforeentering lockdown, raising fears of a widespread shortage, health officials said

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Emergency Contraceptive Pills Market Size(Value and Volume), Future Trends, Opportunities and Forecast 2025 – Cole of Duty

Global Emergency Contraceptive Pills Market: Snapshot In the decades gone by, populations expanded uncontrollably as sex or intercourse formulates an important activity for humanity but there were no measures to refrain from pregnancy when not desired. However, in the past couple of decades, condoms have emerged as a formidable tool for birth control, although they are prone to tearing and leakage as well as not available everywhere

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The Best Medical Jobs That Don’t Require Medical School – WTOP

For people who aspire to work in health care but are uninterested in or unable to attend medical school, there For people who aspire to work in health care but are uninterested in or unable to attend medical school, there are plenty of well-paid career alternatives to becoming a physician. Some positions still require graduate degrees, but their programs have shorter durations and often lower overall costs

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Trump announces U.S. withdrawal from the World Health Organization – POLITICO

The U.S. has relied on its partnership with the WHO and other countries to share crucial data and information, including on treatments and potential vaccine development for the coronavirus, as well as other public health threats including HIV and Ebola

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Kerron Johnson stranded in Romania during pandemic as wife awaits birth of 1st child in Alabama – AL.com

The days start to blend together for Kerron Johnson, who has not seen his wife, Gina Johnson, in nearly four months. It gets lonely at times, and it is often frustrating for the 2009 Alabama Mr. Basketball, who has been stranded in Romania since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak in March.

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Understanding, Engaging, and Deploying the Generations, Part 2: The Baby Boomers | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer – ChristianityToday.com

Several things happened in the year 2000. We made it to January 1 without the fears of the Y2K bug being realized. The Millennial generation was filling up college campuses.

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FDA Approves Genentech’s Tecentriq in Combination With Avastin for People With the Most Common Form of Liver Cancer – Business Wire

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tecentriq (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin (bevacizumab) for the treatment of people with unresectable or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemic therapy. We're excited that todays approval of Tecentriq in combination with Avastin for unresectable or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma brings a cancer immunotherapy option to people with this aggressive form of liver cancer, said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer and head of Global Product Development.

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‘They Have to Reinvent Her’: Margaret Sanger’s Fans Work to Clean Up Her Racist Past – CBN News

As the founder of the American Birth Control League which later became Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger was no doubt a controversial figure with disturbing views on eugenics, race, and population control. Some argue she wanted to exterminate the black race, while others are trying to erase that part of her past.

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Oral Birth Control Linked to Higher Levels of "Love Hormone" – Technology Networks

Birth control pills are an effective and safe form of birth control; however, they are associated with a number of side effects, including mood alterations. A recent research study from Aarhus University has shown that women who take birth control pills have a much higher level of the hormone oxytocin, also called the love hormone, in their blood compared to non-users

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How birth control pills work by tricking the body into thinking it’s already pregnant – Business Insider India

One of the most popular birth control methods is the pill.

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They’re Coming for Our Birth Controland Lying About It – Ms. Magazine

Didnt the Supreme Court already hear a case about birth control? writes Flynn.

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Nurx Launches in Maryland, Leveraging Telemedicine to Provide Affordable and Convenient Access to Healthcare – P&T Community

SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Nurx, the telehealth company providing convenient and affordable care for sensitive health needs, is now available in Maryland. Nurx connects patients with providers through the company's app, providing high-quality care for sensitive health needs including birth control, STI home testing and treatment, HIV prevention and emergency contraception. As the leading online provider for contraception, Nurx delivers personalized care to more than 250,000 patients across the country.

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US births fall, and virus could drive them down more – Outlook India

New York, May 20 (AP) US births continued to fall last year, leading to the fewest number of newborns in 35 years. The decline is the latest sign of a prolonged national baby bust that''s been going on for more than a decade. And some experts believe the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the economy will suppress the numbers further.

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Study provides initial evidence that hormonal contraceptive pills are associated with cosmetic habits – PsyPost

Scientists are interested in whether birth control pills influence how much makeup women wear. Research has indicated that the contraceptive pill is associated with several subtle behavioral effects in women, such as a reduced preference for masculine male faces. The findings raised questions about whether hormonal contraception impacts other areas of human mate selection, such as cosmetic habits.

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Staging a Defense of Reproductive Rights – Progressive.org

Abortion is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term COVID-19that is, unless youre an anti-abortion activist. Almost immediately after states shuttered nonessential businesses, anti-choice legislators and organizers seized the moment.

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