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In January 2021, a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals Veterans Claims issued a precedential opinion in Bria v. Wilkie. In it, the Court discussed whether wearing a condom to prevent transmission of a communicable disease constitutes a loss of use of a reproductive organ for SMC(k) purposes. 38 U.S.C. §1114(k); 38 C.F.R. §3.350.

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