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Extreme heat can make some forms of birth control ineffective

The heat is already making pregnancy much more dangerous. And health reporter Shefali Luthra says it's also putting contraception at risk. 

Luthra covers health for The 19th, and she found  heat can make things like birth control, condoms and pregnancy tests less effective. And that’s especially problematic for many reproductive rights organizations working in states that have restricted abortion. 

The Show talked with Luthra about it.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.