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110th Congress Recap: Judging the Candidates By Their Votes

Looking at the presidential candidates’ Senate votes is a great resource for pro-choice voters looking to weigh each candidate’s actions against his rhetoric before casting their ballot in November.

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Why Don’t the Candidates Speak Out on HIV?

News that African-Americans are just 12 percent of the population but 46 percent of new HIV infections should get the presidential candidates talking about HIV/AIDS. They’re not — so we went looking for their positions.

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Comprehensive Sex Ed Responsive to Age, Community Standards

A new McCain ad suggests that Obama supports teaching about sex in kindergarten. In age-appropriate comprehensive sex education, what do students really learn, and when?

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Sex Ed: Not Just for Teens

STD rates are up among older adults. And our reaction — surprise, confusion — suggests that we need to examine our attitudes towards sexuality at any age.

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Provider Ignorance, Bias Turn Lesbian Patients Off Health Care

The lesbian community faces unique challenges when accessing health care, from widespread provider misconception about STI risks for women who partner with women to doctors who tailor their medical advice to stereotypes they have of lesbians’ lives and needs.

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Veepstakes 2008: Checking Out the Field

The battle lines on choice extend to the potential vice-presidential candidates as both major parties are unwilling to risk their base supporters for the possibility of new voters.

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“Pro-Choice” Candidate for Missouri Governor Has Mixed Record on Abortion

Do pro-choice voters in Missouri have an opportunity to elect a protective veto into the Governor’s mansion in November? Only if the Democratic nominee really does support abortion rights.

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We Must, We Must, We Must Learn to Love Our Bodies

Society tells women that if breasts are sexual, large breasts are even sexier and “good girls” should be prepared to minimize or suffer the consequences.

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Out of Reach: Sex Reassignment Surgery Not ‘Medically Necessary’?

Sex reassignment surgery and other related medical interventions cost thousands of dollars and are not optional for many transgender people. But many insurance companies don’t consider these procedures medically necessary.

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Teen Sex Realities Not Speculation Should Drive Sex Ed

New research suggests that teens aren’t using oral sex as a substitute for sexual intercourse. Now our challenge is to develop programs addressing the reality of teen sexual behavior rather than speculating over the myth of “technical virginity.”

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