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The Download: Monkeypox vaccines and Kansas' abortion vote

The Download: Monkeypox vaccines and Kansas’ abortion vote

The global outbreak of monkeypox has so far led to more than 24,000 cases in over 80 countries, and the World Health Organization has warned that the window of opportunity to contain the disease and prevent it from becoming endemic outside Africa is rapidly closing. Vaccines represent a potentially crucial measure. Monkeypox vaccines are already …

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Emergency contraception: How it works, how effective it is and how to get it

Emergency contraception: How it works, how effective it is and how to get it

Plan B is one brand of the emergency contraceptive levonorgestrel, which works by delaying ovulation. It is sold over the counter at pharmacies, but is often kept in locked boxes or is only accessible by asking a pharmacist. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Plan B is one brand of the …

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Emergency contraception pills are safe and effective, but not always available

Emergency contraception pills are safe and effective, but not always available

The 2021 study found that 32% of pharmacies did not have levonorgestrel, a hormone that can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, in stock at all, and of the pharmacies that did have it on the shelf, 70% of them kept it in a locked box. Seth Herald/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Seth …

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