In this week’s sexual health roundup: A pill may have led to the sexual revolution, but it was penicillin – not birth control; new research says the first time a person has sex really is important; and testosterone release is immediate upon mutual attraction.
Instead of only emphasizing that couples should use contraception consistently and correctly, we have to figure out how to help them clarify their feelings about pregnancy, even if those feelings are messy and complicated.
Many highly trained physicians provide abortion care, so why do abortion providers continue to be stereotyped as substandard doctors?
How do the intersections between adoption, poverty, race, and class play out today?
How may we examine how we’ve benefitted from something horrific that we had nothing to do with but that allows for our existence today?
The treatment of pregnant women in prison exposes problems with mass imprisonment in the United States.
A new analysis from the Guttmacher Institute examines state laws related to abortion rights and find that 55 percent of women of reproductive age live in states that are hostile to abortion rights.
New research shows–yet again–that formal comprehensive sex education leads teens to delay their first sexual experience and makes them much more likely to use birth control, make more informed choices about their partners, and reduces risky sex.
A new study concludes that adolescent girls who get spending money from their boyfriends are more likely to never to use condoms. Yet again research is holding girls and women responsible for being sexual and moral gatekeepers and devaluing the capacity of men to be active participants in their relationships.
A study out last week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that half of teens who experienced an unintended pregnancy were not using birth control even though they did not want to get pregnant.