It’s important for us to support those young people around the world who share our values and find themselves in similar restrictive situations and oppressive religious environments.
Working with reproductive-health and reproductive-justice organizations and advocates, I’ve noticed that people like me aren’t included in the discussions. No, it seems that people like me and I aren’t included too often because we’re of “a certain age”–40 years old and older, to be more precise.
Condoms are 98 percent effective when used perfectly, but only 82 percent effective with typical use. Wearing a condom that is too small or too big can impact how effective a condom is at preventing pregnancy.
The progressive community is deathly afraid of talking about sex and young people. We have to stop running away from sex like it’s our movement’s dirty little secret, because despite the supposed mainstream appeal and political expedience that comes with a watered down sexless narrative about birth control, it also comes with a swift price.
With my Director Maria Azuri, I’ve been able to better understand women and our needs. I understand my job more, and why despite the difficulties we face we must continue to strengthen education and leadership among women.
In this week’s sexual health roundup: researchers at the University of Michigan looked at the sexting behavior and psychological health of over 3,000 college students and determined that sexting did not, in fact, lead to heartache; another study of college students found that mixing alcohol and caffeinated energy drinks may increase risky behaviors such as drunk sex and casual sex; and a survey of Google searches since 2006 confirms what birth records have suggested for years — Americans do actually think about sex more in the summer.
If we are fighting HIV, we need to join hands no matter whether we are straight, gay, sex workers, whatever…but with no discrimination. This is high time we tell the US government they should respect all human rights – whether you are a sex worker, straight, gay, disabled. We are all equal.
Political Research Associates’ latest report documents efforts by the U.S Christian Right to push an ideology hostile to reproductive and LGBT rights on sub-Saharan African countries.
We cannot respond correctly to HIV/AIDS without addressing the majority who make up the pandemic: women.
Freedom from abuse and violence is a human right that we will continue to fight for at every forum, including the Sex Worker Freedom Festival, which is on at Kolkata at the same time as the International AIDS Conference takes place in Washington DC.