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This Week in Sex: Hook-Up Apps and STDs, Undiagnosed Chlamydia, and Bears Having Oral Sex

A study finds men who hook up on apps like Grindr are more likely to have STIs than those who meet in person.

This week, a study finds men who hook up on apps like Grindr are more likely to have STIs than those who meet in person, there are an estimated 400,000 undiagnosed cases of chlamydia in the United States each year, two bears have frequent oral sex, and more.

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In Louisiana, a New Law, and a Worsening Reproductive Health-Care Crisis

New Orleans City Council member LaToya Cantrell (left) speaks to a volunteer at the Rosa Keller Library and Community Center health-care fair in May.

Access to reproductive health-care services in Louisiana is limited. There are only five clinics that provide abortion care in the state—and that number is soon expected to fall to two once a new law signed by Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal goes into effect.

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Paging the ‘Orange Army’: Submit Your Wendy Davis Filibuster Memories

Wendy Davis

Were you a member of the “orange army” that showed up last summer at the Texas capitol to defend reproductive rights? We want to hear from you!

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Florida Governor Signs Bill Further Restricting Later Abortions

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 1047 into law on Friday.

The law, which will go into effect on July 1, places additional restrictions on abortions performed in the third trimester, and bans abortion at any point in a pregnancy if a doctor determines the fetus could survive outside the pregnant person’s body.

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Ireland’s Abortion Laws Continue to Harm Women

Abortion, while legal under extremely restrictive circumstances in both parts of Ireland—like if you can prove that birthing a baby will actively kill you—is virtually impossible to obtain in these countries.

Abortion, while legal under extremely restrictive circumstances in both parts of Ireland—like if you can prove that birthing a baby will actively kill you—is virtually impossible to obtain in these countries.

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Reproductive Health Options Are Running Low in the South

Rachel Maddow reports on an omnibus anti-abortion law signed by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday that imposes restrictions on abortion providers. The law, HB 388, is expected to close nearly every clinic in the state. Reporting from RH Reality Check‘s Emily Crockett on judicial nominee Michael Boggs, who supported anti-choice legislation in his state of Georgia that like new legislation in Louisiana puts providers at risk by putting their information online, is shown at 1:46. [via MSBNC]

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House Appropriations Committee Passes Abortion Restriction for Detained Women

The Aderholt Amendment to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act bans the use of Immigration and Customs Enforcement funds to pay for abortion care for detained women, potentially further limiting immigrant women's access to care.

The Aderholt Amendment to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act bans the use of Immigration and Customs Enforcement funds to pay for abortion care for detained women, potentially further limiting immigrant women’s access to care.

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Virginia Moves Forward With Governor’s Directive to Review Abortion Clinic Regulations

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

The state’s health board held a public meeting addressing the status of the review process Thursday, a process that is expected to take months to complete and possibly years to implement.

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Dallas Abortion Providers Settle Out of Court, Retain Admitting Privileges

A Dallas hospital tried to revoke two doctors' admitting privileges because they provide legal abortion care, but the two parties have now settled out of court.

A Dallas hospital tried to revoke two doctors’ admitting privileges because they provide legal abortion care, but the two parties have now settled out of court.

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Five Years After Tiller’s Murder, and Sex Education Freak-Out Season Begins

On this episode of Reality Cast, I interview Jill Filipovic about the potential end of most abortion access in the South. I also discuss terrorism and the assassination of Dr. George Tiller five years ago. Plus, it’s summertime, which means freaking out about sex education season is here!

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