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Top of the News: Afternoon Edition

Starting today, we’ll post a quick set of links to those stories we missed or didn’t have time to write about each day. Scan the links and click through to read more!

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The Live & Living MDG5 Shadow Report in Asia!

The Live & Living MDG5 Shadow Report in Asia!

 

The Live & Living MDG 5 Shadow Report is an interactive, web-based report on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals 3 & 5 in twelve countries in Asia. The countries covered include the South Asian countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan; the Southeast Asian countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines; the Mekong countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam as well as the East Asian country of China.  

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She’s Just Being Miley

Recent reactions to Miley Cyrus’s evolving persona stem from a media climate that doesn’t know whether to treat teenagers like smaller replicas of grown women to be monitored for dangerous sexuality, or sensitive virgins who need protection.

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How Do You Discuss the Multiple Layers of Love?

There are many layers of "Love." When we have the "talk" with our children, how do we successfully address the complexities of love and sex knowing that they are sometimes but not always related? 

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STOKING FIRE: The Chastity-Prolife Connection

Generation Life’s mission, focused on the “chastity-prolife” connection, rests on the preaching of an ossified formula of gendered behavior that is both intensely rigid and rooted in fantasy.

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What Does Choice Mean to Me? Let’s Forget About Legalities For a Moment

Reproductive choice is our right and also our responsibility, an awesome responsibility. But in an even more profound sense, choice is the human condition. It defines us as humans, and we are in turn defined by the choices we make. Choice is the basis of morality after all, and it is sacrifice as much as it is freedom.

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Get Real! How Do I Tell My Boyfriend I Don’t Think He’s Ready for Sex Yet?

People are too often not as concerned as they should be about a partner’s readiness for sex, often assuming males are “always ready.” This pervasive double standard hurts both men and women.

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All the Help I Can Get: Thoughts on Brain Development, Dinner, and Let’s Talk Month

This month, October, is Let’s Talk Month, during which we at Planned
Parenthood focus on helping families to make stronger connections and
to talk honestly and openly about sexual health and relationships.

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Ab-Only Programs: What Part of “They Don’t Work” Is Hard to Understand?

Over 80 percent of ab-only curricula provides misleading, medically inaccurate information about contraception and sex, yet the Senate finance committee voted to fund these programs. What part of “they don’t work” is hard to understand?

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German AIDS Campaign Uses Hitler in Misguided Effort

An AIDS campaign in Germany equates AIDS with mass-murder. But it is a health condition caused by an untreated viral infection and can be prevented through real information and education, not scare tactics.

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