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He-Men, Virginity Pledges, and Bridal Dreams: Obama Administration Quietly Endorses Dangerous Ab-Only Curriculum

May 6, 2012

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by Debra Hauser, Advocates for Youthand Monica Rodriguez, Sexuality Information & Education Council of the US (SIECUS)and Elizabeth Schroeder and Danene Sorace, Executive Director, Answer and Consultant, Future of Sex Education May 1, 2012 Sometime this month, an updated list of “evidence-based” teen pregnancy prevention programs was endorsed by the Department of Health and Human […]

Gloria Steinem “Feminist approaches to combating sex trafficking and prostitution”- Responses

April 13, 2012

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Reblogged from kracktivistUp against the epidemic of trafficking-Neha Alawadhi, April3, 2012 “Prostitution is not inevitable, it is only about unequal distribution of power,” said author/activist Gloria Steinem talking about “Feminist approaches to combating sex trafficking and prostitution” here on Monday. Speaking at a Press conference and later at an interaction with students of Jawaharlal Nehru […]

January 23, 2012

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NAIROBI, 23 January 2012 (PlusNews) – A small Kenyan study has found that more women than men feel HIV is a less serious threat after their male partners are circumcised; the study also made local news for finding that female partners of recently circumcised men found sex more enjoyable. Photo: Edgar Mwakaba/IRINMore women than men […]

Gaps between boys and girls in developing world widen as they get older – UN report

September 14, 2011

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13 September 2011 – A new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) highlights significant gaps in areas such as education and health, mostly favouring males, as boys and girls in developing countries grow older. “While there is little difference between boys and girls in early childhood with respect to nutrition, health, education and […]

Gaps between boys and girls in developing world widen as they get older – UN report

September 14, 2011

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13 September 2011 – A new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) highlights significant gaps in areas such as education and health, mostly favouring males, as boys and girls in developing countries grow older. “While there is little difference between boys and girls in early childhood with respect to nutrition, health, education and […]

Reproductive Health Security Empowers Women’s Choices

September 9, 2011

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By Elizabeth Whitman UNITED NATIONS, Sep 8, 2011 (IPS) – Each day, one thousand women die in childbirth and one million people become infected with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including 7,000 cases of HIV. Yet these numbers are preventable, experts insist, when countries possess the resources and willpower to address and deal with them. Dignitaries […]

Reproductive Health Security Empowers Women’s Choices

September 9, 2011

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By Elizabeth Whitman UNITED NATIONS, Sep 8, 2011 (IPS) – Each day, one thousand women die in childbirth and one million people become infected with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including 7,000 cases of HIV. Yet these numbers are preventable, experts insist, when countries possess the resources and willpower to address and deal with them. Dignitaries […]

HIV/AIDS: Female condoms slowly gaining popularity – report

August 11, 2011

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Photo: Julie Vandal/IRINFemale condoms are still less popular than the male variety NAIROBI, 11 August 2011 (PlusNews) – Long seen as the ugly step-child of HIV prevention, the female condom seems to be gaining popularity through grassroots campaigns, according to a new report by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). “For the fourth consecutive year, access […]

HIV/AIDS: Female condoms slowly gaining popularity – report

August 11, 2011

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Photo: Julie Vandal/IRINFemale condoms are still less popular than the male variety NAIROBI, 11 August 2011 (PlusNews) – Long seen as the ugly step-child of HIV prevention, the female condom seems to be gaining popularity through grassroots campaigns, according to a new report by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). “For the fourth consecutive year, access […]

August 9, 2011

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By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.Published: August 8, 2011 Lynsey Addario for The New York Times  AIDS is on the rise in many Muslim countries, driven by men having sex with other men in secret because of homophobia, religious intolerance and fear of being jailed or executed, according to a new study. The new report, released […]