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Why the European Parliament Shouldn’t Criminalize Buying Sex

The European Parliament must decide Wednesday whether it should formally recommend that European states criminalize the act of buying sex.

The European Parliament must decide Wednesday whether it should formally recommend that European states criminalize the act of buying sex. This criminalization approach is becoming an increasingly applauded policy—by everyone except sex workers and the people who work with them.

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The UK’s Deplorable Witch Hunt Against Asian Women

UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Why do the Daily Telegraph, UK Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt, and now the Independent, in the name of opposition to gender discrimination, appear to be investigating women of Asian descent and doctors who provide abortions?

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This Week in Sex: States Improve Sex Ed, Vibrator Patent Ruling, and Genitals Clash in the Street

Image of a We-Vibe vibrator, taken from a video demonstration of how it works.

This week, two states took steps to improve sex ed, a vibrator company was slapped for patent infringement, and a street fight broke out between a penis, a vulva, and a bystander.

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Now All British Conservatives Want to Weigh In On Limiting Abortion Rights

Not that there are any proposals to reduce it, mind you, but if there were….

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Case of Self-Induced Late Abortion Raises Troubling Questions About British Laws

Justice Jeremy Cooke. Photo: Photoshot via The Guardian.

An eight-year jail sentence raises troubling questions about British abortion laws.

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Treating Violence Against Sex Workers as a Hate Crime

Over the last decade sex work projects, the police and other agencies in Liverpool (United Kingdom) have been addressing violence against sex workers, encouraging reporting and taking crimes committed against sex workers seriously.

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Study: Abortion May Affect Future Pregnancy

According to a new Canadian study, having an abortion could potentially
put woman at risk for problematic pregnancies if they decide to have a
child later on.

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Cheap Tests Just As Good

Cheap pregnancy tests in Britain have been proven to be as accurate as more expensive versions.

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Pleasurable Advice for Teens

There’s no use denying the pleasure of sex—even when it comes to
talking with teens about sexual health. Not talking about why people
have sex is not approaching the subject honestly, and therefore not a
smart way to approach sexual education.

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Population

Should we use the "p" word again in order to reach out to policy makers who continue to take a polite, but not very political, interest in sexual and reproductive health and rights as a development issue?

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