Category Archives: Sex

Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania? It’s here if you look for it.

By Judy Hale Reed, Intern, WLP Western Pennsylvania Office In June 2012, the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking released the results of a two-year study entitled, Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania: Policy Recommendations and Proposed Legislation. … Continue reading

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Welcome, Gentlemen, to the World of Chemical Contraception

Samantha Yakas, WLP Intern Over the last year, birth control has become a frequent topic of debate in legislatures across the country. Issues regarding access to reproductive health care have received widespread media coverage. However, these debates make women and … Continue reading

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Rise in Syphilis and Gonorrhea Cases in Pennsylvania and Nationwide

From 2004 to 2008, the reported cases of syphilis in Pennsylvania increased from 574 to 902, and in 2007, Pennsylvania’s rate of 102 people infected with gonorrhea out of every 100,000 was higher than rates in New Jersey, New York, … Continue reading

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Ban on Overseas Female Genital Cutting Proposed

The practice of female genital cutting (FGC) was outlawed in the U.S. in 1996. However, the law does not prohibit parents from sending their daughters overseas to undergo the procedure. Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY) proposed a bill (known as the … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Public Schools Adopt Comprehensive Sex Education

Good news for Pittsburgh Public Schools! Last week, the Pittsburgh public school board voted in favor of adopting a comprehensive sex education curriculum to replace the current abstinence-only program. Community members, parents, and students have been calling for reform, and … Continue reading

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Georgia Legislators Think Queer Theory Too Racy to Fit in Budget

Legislators in Georgia are mounting attacks against professors and educators at Georgia State University for offering courses that deal with issues such as queer theory and oral sex. State Representatives Charlice Byrd and Calvin Hill, both Republicans, are teaming with … Continue reading

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What Do Women Want?

The New York Times Magazine recently published a story outlining different approaches to understanding the different experiences of women and men in sex. The article emphasizes the recent surge in research in the field of female sexuality, which was at … Continue reading

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