As a recent Mother Jones article about gun control shows, men with hang-ups about their own masculinity and women’s power are destroying rational political discourse on many issues, most obviously when it comes to reproductive rights.
Masculinity and femininity are social constructs. But in the church, the uncertainty that extends from such constructs has led to a boxed in vision of gender that helps no one.
This week, the nation’s sixth largest school district adopts a comprehensive sex ed program, college students design condom dispensers for Chicago high schools, an attempt to ban a puberty book fails, and a study finds one in five people would have sex with a robot (or at least not scoff at someone who did).
A presentation that took place this past weekend in Las Vegas may represent the all-time worst use of fear to promote chastity. It told its audience in no uncertain terms that premarital sex will lead to prostitution, sex trafficking, drug abuse, and death.
Straight white men benefit from sexual freedom and reproductive rights. So why do the majority of them continue to support politicians who want to take those things away? Because they know someone else will always have to pay the price.
Just in time for STD Awareness Month, Dr. Tonia Poteat answers questions about queer sexual health—from the most common sexually transmitted infections among queer women to describing how we can protect ourselves and reduce the risk of transmission.
The “egg baby” has gone high-tech: Youth advocacy group Do Something has a teen pregnancy campaign that purports to teach young people what it’s like to have a baby via text message. Unfortunately, the campaign fails, in both concept and execution.
A new study 30 years in the making finds that, in most doses, fertility drugs do not raise a woman’s risk for breast cancer.
Rhetoric trying to redefine contraception not as health care but as a sexual kink is becoming a mainstream conservative preoccupation, especially in light of the Affordable Care Act listing contraception as a preventive care service. What can be done to fight back, before the right start seriously chipping away at access?
Stories of mishandling and outright ignoring cases of sexual assault within religious institutions go back decades.