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Yikes. An STI Spike.

A recent story about a spike in Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Alberta piqued my interest, not so much because of the increase, but the reaction to it.  1,054 more words

STIs

Teaching sex ed - what's love got to do with it?

Reading this article, I was reminded of an interview I had done on a national radio program last spring.  I guess it’s time to revisit this discussion. 765 more words

Sex Education

Chickens coming home to roost

If you have a cervix, read this.

In 2013, I wrote a blog on new provincial and federal cervical screening guidelines (https://springtalkssex.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/confused-about-pap-tests-july-2-2013/) partly because women’s health advocates were worried that these updated policies were putting women at risk in order to save money.   793 more words

Sexual Health

Young people and right to RH services

In the same study referred to in my post Building youth agency, another finding piqued my attention, that on methods availed of by young people to avoid pregnancy.   454 more words

Institutions

Reducing pregnancies for teens and poor women = reduction in poverty: reductio ad absurdum?

This New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/06/science/colorados-push-against-teenage-pregnancies-is-a-startling-success.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=2  asks the following question: “If teenagers and poor women were offered free intrauterine devices and implants that prevent pregnancy for years… would those women choose them?” The answer?  912 more words

Sexual Health