Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced plans to offer 60 penis transplants to troops wounded in battle. To date, there has only been one successful penis transplant.
Leaving women out of the conversation, especially those most at risk of acquiring the virus, has real-world implications in terms of how public dollars to prevent and treat HIV are spent. It also further perpetuates a system of care that is not set up to be responsive to women’s needs.
The news comes on the heels of a months-long campaign, led by Immigration Equality, seeking to stop the transfer.
The practice of using feminine pronouns (often in a sexually suggestive way) to refer to things such as tools, cars, and even boats is fairly common—so common that many people do not stop to question what they are actually saying, which is that women are objects. This underlying message in our language is reflective of how our society treats women.
No one is suggesting you give a rundown of the Kama Sutra to your middle schooler. In fact, the truth is these conversations are rarely about sexual behavior.
This week, research shows that sex once a week helps with happiness, the Cleveland Clinic searches for women who want uterine transplants, and a Mississippi teacher is suspended when a student does a condom demonstration in class.
This week, a Spanish town did not actually hold a clitoris festival, an economic analysis fears that as global temperatures rise our sex lives (and birth rates) will suffer, and new research suggests veterans suffer from sexual dysfunction.
Today, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is asking us to take a moment and thank birth control for “all that it makes possible for individuals and society.” I took more than 5,000 birth control pills in my life, and I can think of a number of reasons why I’m thankful to each and every one of them.
Despite the defeat of Houston’s equal rights ordinance, the fight for transgender rights is gaining significant ground under the Obama administration.
We regularly learn about how research is progressing toward creating alternative forms of reversible contraception for men that include pills, shots, or other devices. Despite the flurry of excitement these news pieces generate, it seems we are still quite far from mass-marketed male birth control.