Getting Equal (Healthcare)

We don’t know nearly enough about the health outcomes of the LGBT community. In fact we know nearly nothing at all. Recently the National Institutes for Health (NIH) put out a request to the Institute of Medicine (IoM) to find out exactly how much is known about LGBT health. The answer? Not a whole lot….

Sexual Health Sunday: Get Tested

During my senior year of college I had the opportunity to take one of the best classes my school had to offer; Health Psychology. In this class we talked about the psychology of public health and different models that could be used to alter people’s attitudes toward their own wellbeing. In one assignment we were…

Sexual Health Sunday: Is Seeing Believing?

After a brief hiatus, I’m back. Thursday’s New York Times featured an article ripe with material for discussion regarding sexual displays, public exhibition, ‘kinky people’, and how these representations of ‘alternative’ sexual behavior interact with academe. In a stunning display of ‘hands-on learning’ a professor at Northwestern University invited two people to demonstrate sexual arousal….

Sexual Health Sunday: 3 Things We Lose Without Planned Parenthood

  Founded by Margaret Sanger in 1942 (1941 if you’re being technical), Planned Parenthood has become an iconic representation of a sex-positive organization that promotes “a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.” Last week the U.S….

Sexual Health Sunday: Seeking Asylum

Every Sunday I’ll highlight an issue relating to Sexual Health. This week I write about Mei Fun Wong, a Chinese woman seeking asylum in the United States. Chinese Woman Seeks Asylum In The U.S. Over Forced Birth Control | The Frisky. I can’t even begin to write this post without prematurely pulling out my soapbox…