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Telehealth providers have to abide by HIPAA just like in-person providers

You know when you go to your health care provider the first time and they make you sign that form about HIPAA? If you’re like many people, you probably didn’t take the time to read it all the way through. But HIPAA—which stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act—is actually a really important law that protects your privacy, among other things.

Many insurance plans cover telehealth, and lots of telehealth options are affordable without insurance

From rural America to the most urban cities, telehealth is gaining in popularity. People are getting skin conditions checked out, getting their birth control prescriptions filled, and even ordering tests for sexually transmitted infections. But because it’s such a new phenomenon, people have a lot of questions. Perhaps the biggest one? How much does it cost—and will insurance cover it?

Unmade beds are so pre-COVID

Last week, we gave you some ideas for quarantine date night, most of which are best suited for people who are quarantining with a partner. Today we’ve got something for those of you who are single and Zoom dating or who are quarantining apart from your partners. Without further ado, here are some Zoom backgrounds you can use to set the mood (and to avoid having to clean your apartment before a date). Just right click on the image (or tap and hold if you’re on your phone) to save it, and then follow these instructions to set up your virtual background in Zoom.

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technology , birth control, telehealth

Times are tough, and we’re all adjusting to a new normal, which might mean being plugged in more than usual. Constant exposure to the news can become overwhelming and stressful during these times. We’re here to help you sort through the news and get the latest when it comes to COVID-19 and your sexual health.