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SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee passed Senate Bill 1023, which will expand access to sexual and reproductive health services by ensuring coverage of telehealth, by a bipartisan vote of 8-0.

Authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina), Senate Bill 1023 brings together new technologies and sexual and reproductive health care, such as hormonal birth control and STD testing and treatment, to improve access to these services. Telehealth is changing the way health practitioners provide essential services and how patients can access them.

In the News

New York Times - In studies, some men have complained that “condoms tend to slip off,” said Ron Frezieres, a vice president for research and evaluation at Essential Access Health, a nonprofit. And sometimes larger condoms actually felt tight because ”shorter men had a big roll of latex at the base of the penis.”

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