A new study has found that the HPV vaccine, Gardasil, is safe. A New Jersey lawmaker wants to ban reparative therapy for minors. And Memphis schools respond to Tennessee’s new sex-ed law.
Politicians claim they “didn’t intend” to shut down a clinic with their new law, as activists harass another doctor until she quits.
The “supply side” restrictions are doing the trick, as another clinic closes due to onerous and unneeded TRAP legislation.
In this week’s sexual health roundup: there is new information on the origin of Tennessee’s law that prevents schools from promoting “gateway” behaviors to sex at the same time that anecdotal information suggests teachers are censoring themselves because of it; a new poll shows that adults see the HPV vaccine differently than other STI treatment and prevention efforts and do not want to see parental consent for the vaccine waived; and a new tell-all book suggests that the Olympic village is a hotbed of sex, booze, and drugs.
This past week Torry Hansen was ordered, by a Tennessee judge to pay $150,000 child support for her adopted son, whom she returned to Russia by plane, unaccompanied.
In the first half of 2012, states enacted 95 new provisions related to reproductive health and rights. As was the case in 2011, issues related to abortion, family planning funding and sex education once again were significant flashpoints in many legislatures .
The nearly $400,000 grant will allow the network to provide services to the patients who aren’t being cared for by Christ Community Health Services.
Thousands of women hit the streets to remind the GOP to mind their own uteruses.
All doctors performing abortions would need to have hospital privileges in order to provide the procedure.
Politico looks at the handful of Congressman who feel justified in legislating your ladyparts because they used to get paid to examine them.