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Get Real! It Was Fun, and I Want to Tell My Friends, But…

You had a sexual experience you enjoyed and felt good about, and you want to tell your friends about it. But you're afraid they're going to judge you about it. What to do?

You had a sexual experience you enjoyed and felt good about, and you want to tell your friends about it. But you’re afraid they’re going to judge you about it. What to do?

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“Girls,” “Scandal,” and TV’s New Crop of Flawed Women

(HBO)

It’s hard for me to know what to say about Girls. I like it tremendously; yet I think the critiques of its racial politics are valid. I want to give Lena Dunham a lecture (perhaps the lecture I delivered at grad school about being conscious of the blindness of privilege as we write) and I want to give her a hug.

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The Girl Effect: The Potential of Pakistani Human Rights Defender Malala Yousafazi and Others Like Her

Press reports of the attack on Malala Yousafazi are focused on religious extremism and the Taliban’s crushing hold on some regions in Pakistan. I want to focus not only on Malala but also on how educating  girls, one by one, can change the world.

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I’m 14 and My Boyfriend Wants Sex. Is Now the Right Time?

Do “all guys” really always want more sexually than you really want or feel ready to do yourself?  No. But even if they did, that doesn’t mean it’ll always be right for you — or them! — to engage in sex you don’t feel ready for yet or don’t really want yourself.

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Meeting the Reproductive Health Needs of Women and Girls Affected by the Pakistan Floods

The Pakistan floods have reminded us that the needs of women and girls must not be forgotten.  A statement, just released by the Reproductive Health Response in Crisis (RHRC) Consortium, underscores what should be done in Pakistan to provide the minimum services until the situation stabilizes.

 

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Center Starts New Fellows Program on Population, Climate and Women

The Center for Environment and Population (CEP) is announcing the launch of a new US and international fellowship program on “Population, Climate Change and the Environment” with a focus on women and girls empowerment and RH issues.

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Women and HIV: New Commitments on an Old Issue?

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS recently launched an action plan that targets the AIDS pandemic where it is most devastating: among women.

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Gender Roles to Rainbows: A Mother’s Love

A love-and-justice letter from a mother to her daughter on Valentine’s Day.

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Giving Girls a Choice and a Chance

Legislation to prevent child marriage around the globe was just introduced in both the House and Senate that will give girls who are married too young a choice and a chance.

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The Perfect Pantomime

What are our bodies telling us when we have an eating disorder?

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