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How We Treat Inter-sexed Babies: Part 1

Part one of a three-part series examining the practice in the United States of shortening and cutting of enlarged clitorises in babies with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) .

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Human Trafficking and The Caribbean: Part 1

The Department of State’s 10th Annual Trafficking In Person’s Report ranks countries on progress against human trafficking. How are Caribbean nations responding? How does this report help to create change and build community?

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Sex and the “Senior” Latino

AARPs latest research finds older Latinos are very happy with the quality and quantity of sex in their lives and are more affectionate with their partners. What can we learn from these findings about the way we discuss aging, sexuality, and culture?

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This Is My Machismo

It is rare to read about Latino men in the way I have known them. Even stories by Latino men seem to exclude the experiences and relationships I have come to experience and nurture with the Latino men in my life. For this Father’s/Papi’s Day I want to share some of the ways I have come to know “machismo,” the idea of what it means to be a man, the idea of masculinity. I’ll warn you now, this is not going to be similar to what you have read in other places because my machismo comes from a space of love, respect, trust, and acceptance.

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Communal Responses To Violence: The Puerto Rican Day Parade Controversy

The Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City has been under scrutiny because the “godfather” of the Parade, Osvaldo Rios, has a history of violence against women. What is the best community response to such violence?

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(VIDEO): Dancehall and Infertility: No Less Than A Woman

Dancehall music is known for a lot of things, but talking about infertility among Caribbean women is not one of them. Three years ago, female deejay Lady Saw created a song about the topic and her message still resonates with women today.

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Cervical Cancer, Relationships and Divorce

Statistics indicate that people who experience cervical and testicular cancer have a higher rate of divorce. What is the lived reality of cancer survivors, especially women of Color in the US, who have survived cervical cancer?

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(VIDEO) F&*% You AIDS

An award-winning advertisement about HIV and AIDS prevention from a non-profit in Spain is direct and provocative! What can we learn from the marketing strategies in other countries as educators in the US?

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Goodbye To The Only Midwife on TV

One of the midwives on public television is gone. Instead of rolling my eyes at writers’ poor choice of plot development, I’d like to hear from the community what other accessible television and video represents midwives.

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Why I’m Not Celebrating the Pill

All the “celebration” about The 50th Anniversary Of The Pill is a party I can’t attend. There are missing pieces that are being ignored in the celebration and these pieces are vital parts of my history.

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