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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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Is Criminalization of HIV Transmission Effective? Swedish Case Reveals Why the Answer is No

For anyone who cares about human rights from a health and discrimination angle, recent cases criminalizing HIV transmission raise multiple red flags.

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What’s Wrong With This Picture? “Provocative Art” a Blatantly Racist Portrayal of Horrific Human Rights Abuse

I am no expert in the analysis of “art.” But I know racism, class-ism, and misogyny when I see them, and they were no more visible this week than in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Behind Bars: Why Turn a Proportion of our Population into Potential Criminals Every Time They Have Sex?

This interview with Jan Albert, a Professor of Infectious Diseases who has worked at the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI), is part of the Behind Bars series by Kevin Osborne and the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

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At Home Test Reveals Baby’s Gender

Never mind waiting for that 20-week sonogram—now expectant mothers can
find out their baby’s sex in a handy, over-the-counter test as early as
10 weeks after conception.

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Gender-Based Abortions: A Slippery Slope

The right to choose, to me, has always meant that a woman can have
access to abortion for any reason she wants. Not just for circumstances
of rape and incest, but for her own, personal reasons that she is at no
obligation to disclose. Sometimes it’s the health of the mother, or the
health of the fetus. But what if it’s for a more superficial
reason—like the gender?

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A Closer Look at Utopia: Strengths and Weaknesses of Sex Ed in Sweden

Imagine this: Sweden’s school-based sexuality education is so strong that a yearly national youth poll shows that the majority of young people report that they get the best information on contraception and STIs from school.

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