The governor signs a bill into law that lets more medical professionals dispense birth control.
Vacating convictions laws are a step in the right direction for survivors of trafficking. Ultimately, however, creating fair working conditions and ending abuses in low-wage industries will ultimately do far more to end trafficking in persons and protect the human rights of workers in vulnerable situations.
This week’s sexual health roundup is all about pornography: city officials in Los Angeles try to figure out how to regulate condom use on porn sets just as filming shuts down because of a syphilis outbreak and business and marketers in many segments jump on Fifty Shades bandwagon.
Actress Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) discusses the important role domestic workers play in her family and home, and why your support of the CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights matters so much. Add your voice to the petition at www.domesticworkers.org.
While laws may not be sufficient on their own — laws never mean much without the advocates who ensure their enforcement — they are a necessary step in improving the labor conditions of domestic workers.
A bill that would provide a first step in allowing more medical professionals to train to perform vacuum aspirations is heading to the governor for signature.
California state law mandates that sexual health education in public schools be comprehensive, medically accurate, science-based, and bias-free. So why are Clovis Unified High Schools teaching teens from a book that makes no mention of condoms, even in chapters about HIV/AIDS and on preventing STDs and unintended pregnancy?
Overall, California Latinas/os stand to gain the most with the ACA, whether currently insured or uninsured.
The head of Exodus International, an umbrella group for ex-gay ministries around the world, recently said that conversion therapy does not work and that there is, in fact, no “cure” for homosexuality. While this seems like a step in the right direction, the organization still says that any sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage is wrong. So, now what?
Another ballot initiative fails to get enough support to win a vote.