The Anti-Abortion Movement Wants to Punish Women for Having Sex

In the America where I came of age, I was told my life was worth more than my ability to have babies. And my sexuality was nothing to be ashamed of.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #education-k-12, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sex-education, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Ncuti Gatwa Is the New ‘Doctor Who’

Mr. Gatwa, a star of the Netflix series “Sex Education,” will be the first Black man to play the title character in the enduring BBC science fiction franchise.

#british-broadcasting-corp, #davies-russell-t, #doctor-who-tv-program, #gatwa-ncuti, #science-fiction, #sex-education, #television, #whittaker-jodie

Three Opinion Writers on Why the G.O.P. Can’t Stop Saying ‘Gay’

A left-right debate on the overblown gender panic gripping American politics.

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #desantis-ron, #education-k-12, #florida, #gender, #generation-z, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #liberalism-us-politics, #millennial-generation, #republican-party, #sex-education, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #walt-disney-company

How to Make Sense of the New L.B.G.T. Culture War

There is an enormous gap between what people are willing say in public and what they really think.

#conservatism-us-politics, #education-k-12, #europe, #florida, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #liberalism-us-politics, #mental-health-and-disorders, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #rauch-jonathan-1960, #rowling-j-k, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #sex-education, #sullivan-andrew, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #youth

#MeToo Scandal at a Dutch TV Show Spurs a Sexual Assault Reckoning

The allegations against four men appearing on the Dutch version of “The Voice” talent show have helped to prompt a surge in reports of sexual assaults, victims’ groups say.

#metoo-movement, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #netherlands, #sex-education, #sexual-harassment

The Anti-Abortion Movement Could Reduce Abortions if It Wanted To

Contraception would reduce abortions. Why doesn’t the anti-abortion movement promote it?

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sex-education

The Abortion I Didn’t Have

I never thought about ending my pregnancy. Instead, at 19, I erased the future I had imagined for myself.

#abortion, #adoptions, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #children-and-childhood, #mississippi, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-education, #supreme-court-us, #yale-university

The Women Bringing Sex Ed to the Arab World

Activists are using social media to do what Arab countries have failed to do: teach women about their bodies. They are aiming for nothing less than a cultural awakening.

#arabs, #celibacy, #egypt, #middle-east, #muslims-and-islam, #sex-education, #social-media, #vagina, #women-and-girls

This Is What Will Make Sex Work in New York Safer

Two bills are before the New York State Senate proposing to decriminalize sex work — only one truly helps the sex workers themselves.

#krueger-liz, #new-york-state, #prostitution, #salazar-julia-christine, #sex, #sex-education

Decriminalize Sex Work Now

Two bills are before the New York State Senate proposing to decriminalize sex work — only one truly helps the sex workers themselves.

#krueger-liz, #new-york-state, #prostitution, #salazar-julia-christine, #sex, #sex-education

‘Sex Education’ Gets More Inclusive in Its Intimacy

With its new nonbinary characters and its scenes depicting chest binding and disabled intimacy, the British teen comedy-drama continues to widen its lens.

#nonbinary, #nunn-laurie, #robinson-george, #saleh-dua, #sex-education, #sex-education-tv-program, #television, #transgender-and-transsexuals

China’s Abortion Vow Sparks Worries About Limits

The short mention in a sweeping health plan lacked specifics, but it set off concerns in a country with a history of intrusive reproductive policies.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #china, #politics-and-government, #population, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #sex-education, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Texas Is Trying to End Roe v. Wade All by Itself

Outpacing Mississippi in the race for the worst state for women.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sex-education, #texas, #women-and-girls

The ‘Sex Talk’ Is Actually a Series of Talks

Several psychologists and sexual health experts offer ways to make conversations about sex informative and comfortable for children and parents.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #parenting, #sex-education

A Private-School Sex Educator Defends Her Methods

After nine years at Dalton, why was Justine Ang Fonte suddenly being pilloried by parents?

#dalton-school, #education-k-12, #manhattan-nyc, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sex-education

A U.N. Declaration on Ending AIDS Should Have Been Easy. It Wasn’t.

Even with U.N.’s previous goals unmet, delegates tried to water down provisions regarding protections for vulnerable populations and patents for essential drugs.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #belarus, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #european-union, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #intellectual-property, #inventions-and-patents, #iran, #prostitution, #russia, #sex-education, #switzerland, #united-nations, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Restricting L.G.B.T.Q. Education

The Republican governor said the legislation, which would restrict lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity, was “overly broad and vague.”

#arizona, #ducey-doug-1964, #education-k-12, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #sex-education, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #vetoes-us

Fear of Contagion Won’t Depress Our Sex Lives Forever

As we creep back toward normal, what should we do about the rise of sexually transmitted infections?

#abstinence-sexual, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #moral-majority, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #sex, #sex-education, #sexually-transmitted-diseases

How Nick Kroll Became the Picasso of Puberty

His show “Big Mouth” is a seriously funny — and surprisingly mature — exploration of humanity’s most horrifying shared experience.

#big-mouth-tv-program, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #goldberg-andrew-filmmaker, #kroll-nick, #netflix-inc, #sex-education, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #writing-and-writers

Texas Board Revises Sex Education Standards to Include More Birth Control

For the first time since 1997, Texas’ education board made major changes to its sex education standards, allowing the teaching of contraceptive methods to middle school students.

#abstinence-sexual, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #education-k-12, #sex-education, #texas

‘Stand by Her’: In China, a Movement Hands Out Free Sanitary Pads in Schools

Students and teachers are placing pads outside bathrooms as part of a grass-roots campaign to fight period poverty and to remove the stigma surrounding menstruation.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #china, #menstruation, #poverty, #sex-education, #women-and-girls

The Glory (and the Taboo) of ‘WAP’

All praise Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, whose new song addresses a concern I hear a lot from my patients.

#rumors-and-misinformation, #sex, #sex-education, #vagina, #women-and-girls