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Passports May Soon Include a New Option for Gender Identity

Passports May Soon Include a New Option for Gender Identity

Passports May Soon Include a New Option for Gender Identity Passports May Soon Include a New Option for Gender Identity Passports, social security cards, residence permits and other federal identification documents may soon offer a third gender option: X. Already, at least a dozen states and Washington, D.C., have amended their laws to offer an X gender designation on some …

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A New Option for Morning-After Contraception?

Oral Contraceptives Tied to Lower Risk for Certain Cancers

A New Option for Morning-After Contraception? A New Option for Morning-After Contraception? Only two forms of “morning-after” contraception are approved by the Food and Drug Administration, both hormonal drugs taken orally as pills: levonorgestrel (Plan B One-Step and other brands, available over the counter) and ulipristal acetate (Ella, available by prescription). Observational studies strongly suggest that a nonhormonal copper intrauterine …

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The Underused Weight Loss Option: Bariatric Surgery

The Underused Weight Loss Option: Bariatric Surgery

The Underused Weight Loss Option: Bariatric Surgery The Underused Weight Loss Option: Bariatric Surgery Although guidelines set in 1991 limit recommendations for bariatric surgery to those most severely affected by obesity, current evidence indicates that young people who are not yet morbidly obese may be especially likely to benefit from weight-loss surgery. Most adolescents who are obese remain obese as …

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‘Closing Isn’t Even an Option’: With No Events, Caterers Rush to Adjust

‘Closing Isn’t Even an Option’: With No Events, Caterers Rush to Adjust

‘Closing Isn’t Even an Option’: With No Events, Caterers Rush to Adjust ‘Closing Isn’t Even an Option’: With No Events, Caterers Rush to Adjust On a recent Saturday, petite lobster rolls on toasted brioche and coconut shrimp with mango aioli were to be passed among the guests at a 210-person wedding. A bar mitzvah party for 180 was going to …

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For Most Food Stamp Users, Online Shopping Isn’t an Option

For Most Food Stamp Users, Online Shopping Isn’t an Option

For Most Food Stamp Users, Online Shopping Isn’t an Option For Most Food Stamp Users, Online Shopping Isn’t an Option About 38 million people receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but how they can use them is often limited by technology or government policy. That means they must walk the aisles, increasing the possibility of coronavirus exposure for …

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Abortion by Telemedicine: A Growing Option as Access to Clinics Wanes

Abortion by Telemedicine: A Growing Option as Access to Clinics Wanes

Abortion by Telemedicine: A Growing Option as Access to Clinics Wanes Abortion by Telemedicine: A Growing Option as Access to Clinics Wanes Ashley Dale was grateful she could end her pregnancy at home. As her 3-year-old daughter played nearby, she spoke by video from her living room in Hawaii with Dr. Bliss Kaneshiro, an obstetrician-gynecologist, who was a 200-mile plane …

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