Witnessing China’s Uyghur Genocide in Xinjiang

If we say Xi Jinping is committing genocide, can we do nothing?

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #china, #concentration-camps, #forced-labor, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #sterilization-reproductive, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

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What is the Phexxi Birth Control Method, and Who Owns It?

Saundra Pelletier is marketing a new form of birth control to women wary of hormones.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #phexxi, #women-and-girls

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I Want a Big Family. That’s an Exception in China.

Everything in China is commodified today, including our children.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #china

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The Real Reason Behind China’s Three-Child Policy

Even when the Communist Party eases rules, it is only confirming that such rules exist — and that they are the party’s to dictate. 

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #population

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China Wants More Babies. Some Men Choose Vasectomies.

As the Chinese government tries to increase the country’s falling birthrate, some millennials are striving for a lifestyle commonly known as “Double Income, No Kids.”

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #census, #china, #parenting, #population, #single-persons, #sterilization-reproductive, #vasectomy

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From One Child to Three: How China’s Family Planning Policies Have Evolved

For decades, couples were generally limited to one child to slow population growth. With a potential demographic crisis looming, the government now wants them to have more.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #politics-and-government, #population

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Clinics Close, but Abortion Continues

Even as abortion is restricted, telemedicine allows some women to end unwanted pregnancies using legal medications.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #mifeprex-ru-486, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #women-and-girls

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A Vaccine Side Effect Leaves Women Wondering: Why Isn’t the Pill Safer?

Scientists were alarmed by blood clots possibly linked to the J&J vaccine. Some women wondered if there shouldn’t be more concern about oral contraceptives.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #blood-clots, #estrogen, #johnsonjohnson, #lungs, #social-media, #twitter, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

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Biden’s Silence on Abortion Rights at a Key Moment Worries Liberals

As a case before the Supreme Court threatens Roe v. Wade and Democrats’ urgency grows, many activists believe the president needs to be bolder in defending reproductive rights.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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Just How Far Will Republican Attacks on Institutions Go?

For the G.O.P., overturning Roe v. Wade is a live possibility. Taking Jan. 6 seriously is not.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-lives-matter-movement, #clueless-movie, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-reform, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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China Wants to Boost Births. But It’s Wary of Losing Control.

Some local governments are allowing couples to have more children without penalties, but the ruling Communist Party seems reluctant to lift restrictions altogether.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #census, #children-and-childhood, #china, #politics-and-government, #population, #women-and-girls

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Once-a-Decade Census Shows an Aging, Better-Educated China

The country is locked in a demographic crisis. But the figures also showed rising education and urbanization levels.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #census, #china, #colleges-and-universities, #communist-party-of-china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elderly, #in-vitro-fertilization, #labor-and-jobs, #national-bureau-of-statistics-china, #politics-and-government, #population, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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In Xinjiang, China Targets Muslim Women in Push to Suppress Births

In most of China, women are being urged to have more babies, to shore up a falling birthrate. But in Xinjiang, they are being forced to have fewer.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #muslims-and-islam, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #uzbeks-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #xi-jinping

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Fear of Contagion Won’t Depress Our Sex Lives Forever

As we creep back toward normal, what should we do about the rise of sexually transmitted infections?

#abstinence-sexual, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #moral-majority, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #sex, #sex-education, #sexually-transmitted-diseases

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Planned Parenthood Is Done Making Excuses for Margaret Sanger

We must reckon with Margaret Sanger’s association with white supremacist groups and eugenics.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #race-and-ethnicity, #womens-rights

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Girl’s Rape in Venezuela Becomes a Rallying Cry for Abortion Activists

The assault of a 13-year-old girl in Venezuela and the arrest of her mother and a teacher who helped her end the pregnancy have forced a national debate about legalizing abortion.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #maduro-nicolas, #sex-crimes, #venezuela, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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How Can I Justify Bringing New Life Into This Terrible World?

In a time of Covid-19, climate change and catastrophe, having a baby is an act of radical hope.

#arendt-hannah, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kafka-franz, #kant-immanuel, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #philosophy

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The Authoritarian Plan for a National Abortion Ban

Some on the right want the Supreme Court to go beyond ending Roe.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #center-for-reproductive-rights, #constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #douthat-ross-g, #finnis-john, #first-things-magazine, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

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State Dept. Reverses Trump Policies on Reproductive and Religious Freedoms

Even as Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken similarly condemned abuses and oppression from China to Syria to Venezuela, he overturned aspects of the Trump administration’s human rights agenda.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #discrimination, #freedom-of-religion, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #khashoggi-jamal, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Culture Wars Leave Biden Posts in Department of Health and Human Services Vacant

Fights over President Biden’s nominees to lead the Department of Health and Human Services have centered on transgender policies, abortion and contraception coverage.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #becerra-xavier, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.S. Health Agency Jobs Go Unfilled

Fights over President Biden’s nominees to lead the Department of Health and Human Services have centered on transgender policies, abortion and contraception coverage.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #becerra-xavier, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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After Meghan and Harry’s Interview: Sympathy and Cynicism

A British reader relates how “our love was eroded” by Meghan’s public actions. Also: Censoring Dr. Seuss; gay adoption; when birth control fails.

#abrams-floyd, #adoptions, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #censorship, #chile, #geisel-theodor-seuss, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #markle-meghan, #winfrey-oprah

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Underage Marriage Set to Rise as Covid-19 Crushes Dreams

The pandemic has worsened economic distress and other factors that lead to such unions. Studies show a clear link between marrying early and dying young.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-marriages, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nepal, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenage-pregnancy, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #women-and-girls, #youth

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Defective Birth Control Blamed for Scores of Unwanted Pregnancies in Chile

The public health system delivered, and then quietly recalled, 276,890 potentially flawed packets of birth control pills. At least 140 women believe they got pregnant because of the error.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #chile, #pinera-sebastian, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Rush Limbaugh’s Life as a Woman-Hater

Rush Limbaugh made the G.O.P. the party of misogyny.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #fluke-sandra, #limbaugh-rush, #obama-michelle, #republican-party

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Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives

Affordable birth control has disappeared, pushing many women into unplanned pregnancies at a time when they can barely feed the children they already have.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #caracas-venezuela, #chavez-hugo, #maduro-nicolas, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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Biden Wants More Stable Diplomacy. An Abortion Fight Is a Test.

U.S. funding for overseas health providers that offer abortion services has vacillated with the changing of administrations for decades. Congress is debating whether to settle the policy by law.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #democratic-party, #foreign-aid, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Women’s Health Isn’t a Geopolitical Game

Presidents have played politics with women’s lives for long enough.

#abortion, #amfar-the-foundation-for-aids-research, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Health Providers Worldwide Welcome Biden Reversal of Anti-Abortion Rule

By restoring funding cut off by his predecessor, President Biden ended four years of what abortion rights advocates called a concerted assault on women’s reproductive health in the developing world.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #kanem-natalia, #latin-america, #marie-stopes-international, #nepal, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-population-fund, #women-and-girls

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As Biden Lifts Anti-Abortion Gag Rule, Health Providers Rejoice

By restoring funding cut off by his predecessor, President Biden ended four years of what abortion rights advocates called a concerted assault on women’s reproductive health in the developing world.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #kanem-natalia, #latin-america, #marie-stopes-international, #nepal, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-population-fund, #women-and-girls

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Adoption Used to Be Hush-Hush. This Book Amplifies the Human Toll.

In “American Baby,” Gabrielle Glaser unravels family secrets and considers the motivations that wove them into American life in the first place.

#adoptions, #american-baby-a-mother-a-child-and-the-shadow-history-of-adoption-book, #babies-and-infants, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #foster-care, #glaser-gabrielle, #katz-margaret-erle-1944, #louise-wise-services, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #rosenberg-david-1961-2014, #women-and-girls

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The Supreme Court After Trump

Now that his presidency has disintegrated into mayhem, how are the conservative justices processing his tenure?

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #immigration-and-emigration, #mifeprex-ru-486, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #roberts-john-g-jr, #trump-donald-j

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Supreme Court Revives Abortion-Pill Restriction

In their first abortion case since Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the court, the justices reinstated a requirement that women seeking medication abortions pick up a pill in person.

#abortion, #barrett-amy-coney, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #decisions-and-verdicts, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Overlooked No More: Barbara Waxman Fiduccia, Reproductive Rights Advocate

A sexual health educator and counselor in Los Angeles, she challenged a dominant culture that viewed people with disabilities as asexual beings.

#biographical-information, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #california, #disabilities, #discrimination, #fiduccia-barbara-waxman-1955-2001, #spinal-muscular-atrophy, #women-and-girls

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Feeling Spurned by Trump, U.N. Sees Redemption in Biden and Team

Diplomats say the Trump administration’s “America First” policy demeaned the United Nations. But the organization is feeling reinvigorated by the president-elect and his choice of ambassador.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #global-warming, #guterres-antonio, #presidential-transition-us, #thomas-greenfield-linda, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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Why Some Women Might Want ‘Missed-Period Pills’

Abortion drugs administered as early as 28 days after a woman’s last period can offer comfort in uncertainty to those who want it.

#abortion, #bangladesh, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #cambridge-ny, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #menstruation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reproductive-health-journal, #tests-medical, #united-states, #uterus, #women-and-girls

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Texas Board Revises Sex Education Standards to Include More Birth Control

For the first time since 1997, Texas’ education board made major changes to its sex education standards, allowing the teaching of contraceptive methods to middle school students.

#abstinence-sexual, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #education-k-12, #sex-education, #texas

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Er, Can I Ask a Few Questions About Abortion?

You know who really reduced abortion numbers in the U.S.? President Obama, with the Affordable Care Act.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #bible, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Packed Courts, Undecided Voters and ‘WAP’: You Asked, We Answered

Michelle and Ross respond to listener mail and debate court packing amid Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #politics-and-government, #religious-cults, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wap-song

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Planned Parenthood’s Plan for Amy Coney Barrett

As one woman, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, stands ready to derail reproductive rights, another, Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson, stands ready to defend them.

#barrett-amy-coney, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcgill-johnson-alexis, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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For Young People’s Sexual Health, the Pandemic Changes the Game

The pandemic may offer opportunities to help adolescents and young adults make good decisions regarding sexual and social behavior.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #parenting, #sex, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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Trump’s Supreme Court Pick May Need to Denounce Roe. Good.

Judicial nominees should be honest about their stance on abortion.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #bork-robert-h, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #gorsuch-neil-m, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Abortion Was Back-Burnered in the Presidential Race. Not Anymore.

The battle over the Supreme Court brings back a volatile issue with political risks for both sides, even as it energizes parts of their bases.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #conservatism-us-politics, #elections-senate, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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Why Only the Republicans Are Talking About Abortion

The G.O.P. convention featured an extreme anti-abortion activist. The Democrats mostly kept mum.

#abby-johnson, #abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #harris-kamala-d, #kasich-john-r, #law-and-legislation, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #roberts-john-g-jr, #speeches-and-statements, #trump-donald-j

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How Young People Can Own Their Health Care (Even if They Still See a Pediatrician)

Helping young adults with the skills they need to transition to health care independence — with a bonus script for canceling appointments.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #content-type-service, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #mental-health-and-disorders, #privacy, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #telemedicine

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The Ghost of Margaret Sanger

Planned Parenthood and the complexities of anti-racism.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-people, #discrimination, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #race-and-ethnicity, #sanger-margaret

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Planned Parenthood in N.Y. Disavows Margaret Sanger Over Eugenics

The group will remove the reproductive-rights pioneer’s name from a Manhattan clinic as it reconsiders her views.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #du-bois-w-e-b, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #immigration-and-emigration, #mcquade-laura, #names-organizational, #new-york-city, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #planned-parenthood-of-greater-new-york, #race-and-ethnicity, #sanger-margaret, #sterilization-reproductive, #wilson-woodrow, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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John Roberts’s Triumphant Supreme Court Term

Among them: Religion got a place at the public table long reserved for secular society.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #discrimination, #freedom-of-religion, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #little-sisters-of-the-poor, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #religion-state-relations, #roberts-john-g-jr, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us

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Attention All Women: Trump Is Coming for Your Health Care

Even with a pandemic raging, the president wants the Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #preventive-medicine, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #women-and-girls

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In a Term Full of Major Cases, the Supreme Court Tacked to the Center

Doling out victories to both sides, the court led by Chief Justice John Roberts seemed to strive to avoid charges of partisanship.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #native-americans, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #roberts-john-g-jr, #souter-david-h, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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