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It’s Not About the Egg/Zygote/Embryo/Fetus: Re-claiming the Abortion Debate

Up until the latter half of the twentieth century, arguments against abortion focused primarily on enforcing traditional gender roles for women, not on “saving babies.” We need to reclaim the debate by focusing on women.

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A Waitress’s Abortion Story

In just one dinner at a random restaurant having greasy food and a couple of beers we scratched the surface of the potential that exists.

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What Is Healthy Sexual Development?

Depending on your view, the answer to that question might seem really obvious or very tricky and hazy. However, it’s a phrase and concept that’s bandied about a lot, yet is rarely explained.  A group of Australian researchers finally defined it clearly and holistically.

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Film Review: Does “Let’s Talk About Sex” Communicate the Right Messages to the Right Audiences?

The new film Let’s Talk About Sex was created with the intention of sparking public dialogue about and family communication on teen sex and sexuality issues. Here’s my take on whether the film is giving the right message to the right audiences.

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Stacey Campfield’s Tennessee Gag Order on Gays

Tennessee’s proposed ban on discussing homosexuality is, of course, more about the “homo” than the “sexuality.”

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Unpacking a Bag Full of STI Stigma

Feeling awful about having contracted a sexually transmitted infection? Here’s the nitty-gritty on the stigmatization of STIs and people with them and how to deal.

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Get Real! What Makes Someone Good in Bed?

What does it mean to be good at sex? Or, better still, what things tend to make it most likely for people to have sexual lives, experiences and relationships they really enjoy?

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As a Sexual Abuse Survivor, Can I Only Connect to People Sexually?

Whatever it turns out your sexuality and relationships are like, whatever it turns out you want from them, they’re about much, much more than your abuse.

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Breaking the Generational Cycle of Shame About Sex

Shame and fear about sexuality–perpetuated ironically by the same parents who were themselves sexually active as teens–are linked to sexual irresponsibility, teenage pregnancy and STD transmission. Can we break the cycle?

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