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April 2010


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  • States seek new ways to restrict abortions (USA Today)
    Dozens of states are passing or debating new restrictions on abortion, a trend fueled in part by passage of the nation's new health care law.

  • South Africa Redoubles Efforts Against AIDS (New York Times)
    The country is now in the midst of a feverish buildup of testing, treatment and prevention that United Nations officials say is the largest and fastest expansion of AIDS services ever attempted by any nation.

  • Adultery, in many states, is still a crime (USA Today)
    Across the country, some social conservatives are fighting for what they view as a critical article of faith: criminal adultery laws.


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April 22, 2010

  • Love, Sex, Freedom and the Paradox of the Pill (Time)
    The pill's FDA approval 50 years ago rearranged the furniture of human relations in ways that we've argued about ever since.

  • Obama wants Supreme Court nominee who supports abortion rights (Washington Post)
    President Obama forcefully stated his desire to nominate a Supreme Court candidate who supports abortion rights, saying Wednesday that it is "very important" to have a justice who interprets the Constitution as protecting individual rights, including women's.

  • Virginia legislature restricts abortion funding (Washington Post)
    The Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday accepted proposals from Gov. Robert F. McDonnell to restrict state funding for abortions

  • Lesbian student seeks damages for Miss. prom flap (AP)
    The lesbian teenager from Mississippi who challenged her school district's ban on same-sex prom dates is seeking unspecified monetary damages, claiming she was publicly humiliated.

  • 16 and Pregnant and Almost True (Mother Jones)
    16 and Pregnant purports to show the 'reality' of teen pregnancy in America by filming the every simper and pout of pregnant teenagers from about the second trimester through the first few months of their new baby's life.


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  • Maternal Deaths Decline Sharply Across the Globe (New York Times)
    For the first time in decades, researchers are reporting a significant drop worldwide in the number of women dying each year from pregnancy and childbirth
  • Nebraska Law Sets Limits on Abortion (New York Times)
    Gov. Dave Heineman of Nebraska signed a  law on Tuesday banning most abortions 20 weeks after conception or later on the theory that a fetus, by that stage in pregnancy, has the capacity to feel pain.

  • My abortion, their political ploy (Salon)
    While Obama signed away women's rights, I recovered from the hardest decision I've had to make.


April 13, 2010

April 7, 2010

  • Juneau County DA warns districts on sex ed law (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
    A district attorney is telling Juneau County schools to abandon their sex education courses, saying a new curriculum law could lead to criminal charges against teachers for contributing to the delinquency of minors.

  • The IUD Reborn (Newsweek)
    After years of the IUD being off-limits to younger women, a new generation is embracing the once-beleaguered birth control.

  • Sex, HIV and the politics of clean needles (CNN)
    The science tells us that making clean needles universally available to drug injectors can more or less wipe out HIV transmission in this group.

  • U.S. birthrate drops 2 percent in 2008 (Washington Post)
    After rising to its highest point in two decades, the rate at which women in the United States gave birth declined in 2008 as the economy deteriorated, according to government statistics released Tuesday.

  • Calif. considers repealing law to study, cure gays (AP)
    California lawmakers narrowly advanced a bill Tuesday that would repeal a state law designed to find the causes and cures of homosexuality.

  • Miss. lesbian student's prom night falls short (AP)
    The 18-year-old lesbian student said Tuesday she was one of only seven students to show up at a private event chaperoned by school officials last Friday night. She said the rest of her peers went to another private event where she wasn't invited.


April 2, 2010

  • The New Sex Ed Law In Schools (NBC15)
    A new law that mandates sex education in Wisconsin schools is only one month old but is already causing local controversy.

  • Making "Pregnancy Centers" Tell the Truth (The Austin Chronicle)
    On the Austin City Council's agenda for its April 8 meeting is a proposed ordinance that would require so-called "crisis pregnancy centers" to post a sign to notify consumers that they do not provide or make referrals for either abortion or contraceptive services.


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  • Judge: Lesbian student's rights violated (USA Today)
    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the Itawamba County, Miss., school board violated the rights of a lesbian student by canceling the prom when the student challenged a ban on same-sex dates, but the judge stopped short of ordering the district to reinstate the April 2 prom.

  • In Kenya, few choices to backstreet abortions (CNN)
    Women are being forced into backstreet abortions in Kenya because of the country's restrictive abortion law, a study says.
  • Religious groups pledge to end AIDS stigma (AP)
    Religious groups from around the globe pledged Tuesday to prevent the stigmatization of people living with HIV and AIDS, in a joint statement welcomed by a senior U.N. official as a sea change in attitudes.

  • March 23, 2010

    • Students push support for global sexual health bill (Western Kentucky Herald)
      This evening in Downing University Center, members of Americans for Informed Democracy met with four members of Advocates for Youth. The advocates are on a country-wide tour sharing accounts from their home countries.

    • Sex-Ed Student Turns Teen Activist (The Advocate)
      When sex education classes at Danny Sparks's high school failed to address the issues important to him, he took matters into his own hands ... and became an activist in the process.

    • Virtual march on State House a push for more than abstinence only (The State)

  • March 22, 2010

    • A look at the health care overhaul bill (Washington Post)
      Congressional Democrats released a final version of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul bill in advance of passage Sunday by the House.

    • Health Care Passage Hinged On Abortion Language (NPR)
      Abortion was one of the most contentious issues in this debate from the very beginning, more than a year ago.

    • Keeping our blood supply safe (Los Angeles Times)
      Decisions on whether to ease restrictions on blood donation must be based on science and the protection of public health, not political considerations

    • On campus, 'tolerance' and faith collide (USA Today)
      Should a student religious group at a public university be allowed to bar a certain group of students from membership — gay students, to be precise — without losing its official student-group status, and the funding and other benefits that go with it?

    • Bias Called Persistent Hurdle for Women in Sciences (New York Times)
      A report on the underrepresentation of women in science and math by the American Association of University Women found that although women have made gains, stereotypes and cultural biases still impede their success. 

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    March 17, 2010

    • Sex Assault Reports Rise in Military (New York Times)
      The Department of Defense released an annual report on Tuesday showing an 11 percent increase in reports of sexual assault in the military over the past year

    • Teenage girls return to sex after STD (UPI)
      While some teenage girls diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease are counseled on abstinence, many return to having sex, U.S. researchers found.

    • Rewriting History in Texas (New York Times)
      The Texas Board of Education, notorious for its past efforts to undermine the teaching of evolution in public schools, has now moved to revise the social studies curriculum.

    • Evidence skirmish could delay end of Prop 8 trial (AP)
      An attempt by civil rights groups to keep sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban from obtaining internal campaign documents could delay a verdict in the federal trial on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, lawyers on both sides said Tuesday.

    • Health bill's abortion fight is much ado about little difference (Washington Post Op-Ed)
      There is scant difference between the House bill that antiabortion advocates deem acceptable and the Senate version they claim would allow federal funds to underwrite abortions. 


    March 15, 2010

    • Prom offers flood in for Mississippi students (USA Today)
      An advocacy group for gay students in Mississippi said it has been fielding dozens of offers from around the nation to hold a prom for students of Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Miss.

    • Doubling of maternal deaths in U.S. 'scandalous,' rights group says (CNN)
      Deaths from pregnancy and childbirth in the United States have doubled in the past 20 years, a development that a human rights group called "scandalous and disgraceful" Friday.

    • More Than Onerous   (New York Times)
      After a year of national debate, a handful of House Democrats who oppose abortion may be the ones to decide whether health care reform goes forward or not.

    • At U.N., Clinton rallies for more women's opportunities worldwide (Washington Post)
      Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told government delegates and activists here Friday that violence against women remains a "global pandemic" and that their "subjugation" constitutes "a threat to the national security of the United States."

    • Women on birth control pill may live longer (USA Today)
      Women who took the birth control pill beginning in the late 1960s lived longer than those never on the pill, a new study says.


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    • Vancouver medals in condom distribution (CNN)
      The medals have been presented, the caldron extinguished and the crowds dispersed, but there's one record from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics that may have been overlooked: Most condoms distributed at a Winter Games.

    • Failure to aid drug users drives HIV spread: study (Reuters)
      More than 90 percent of the world's 16 million injecting drug users are offered no help to avoid contracting AIDS, and governments that ignore them risk a spiraling public health crisis, drugs experts said on Monday.

    • In DC, blacks were crucial to gay marriage debate (Associated Press)
      Gay and lesbian couples will soon be able to marry in Washington, but the debate over same-sex marriage has sounded different here, with references to interracial marriage and Martin Luther King.


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    • Good advice on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (Washington Post)
      Mr. Gates and Adm. Mullen did their duty Tuesday. They explained the steps they're taking to be ready when Congress finally repeals "don't ask, don't tell." Congress should be listening to them and to Mr. Powell.

    • Woman Says Sex-Change Tax Battle Also Helps Others (New York Times)
      A woman who battled the IRS over a tax deduction for the costs of her sex-change operation says she feels like she won a victory for all transgender people.

    • Study: Abstinence program most effective at delaying sex among youths (CNN)
      Wagoner, president of Advocates for Youth, said that in his opinion, the abstinence program does not go far enough toward helping youths who are sexually active make informed choices about contraception. He would like to see federal funding for programs aimed at abstinence and safe sex.

    February 2, 2010

    • An Advocacy Ad Stirs a National Debate (New York Times)
      Never has there been a Super Bowl spot that took sides on a contentious social issue — until now.

    • A harassment-free school opens in L.A. (LA Times)
      The school, which serves grades seven through 12, is a collaboration between Opportunities for Learning, a charter school with 34 locations across Los Angeles and Orange counties, and Lifeworks, a mentoring program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth sponsored by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.

    • 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy on gays in military to change (Washington Post)
      Top defense officials will tell the Senate on Tuesday that the military will no longer aggressively pursue disciplinary action against gay service members whose orientation is revealed against their will by third parties, sources say.

    • White House Proposes 9% Increase in Global-Health Funding (Wall Street Journal)
      The Obama administration proposed a 9% increase in funding for global health needs in its fiscal 2011 budget, pledging to spend more to combat preventable diseases and reduce deaths among women and children at a time when it is tightening its belt elsewhere.

    • Fighting HIV in developing countries – with tobacco (The Guardian)
      Plants can grow proteins – which is what antibodies are – and if they're genetically modified, they can grow specific proteins that scientists know will act on the HIV virus (though diseases such as rabies could also be targeted).

    • Abstinence-only programs might work, study says (Washington Post)
      "There is no data in this study to support the 'abstain until marriage' programs, which research proved ineffective during the Bush administration," said James Wagoner, president of Advocates for Youth.


    January 2010


    January 28, 2010

    • Amnesty Points to Discrimination in Burkina Faso Maternal Deaths (Voice of America)
      The human rights group Amnesty International says Burkinabe women are dying needlessly during pregnancy and childbirth because gender discrimination prevents them from making key decisions about family planning and when to seek medical care.   

    January 27, 2010

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    • The Man Who Could Beat AIDS (Newsweek)
      It's a bold strategy and one that has never been tried before in the AIDS field, but Ho is willing to stake his reputation and that of his nearly 20-year-old facility, the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center (ADARC) in New York City, on his hunch.

    • Columbia prof says Prop 8 adds to gay health woes (Washington Post)
      A Columbia University social scientist says California's voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriages contributed to the social stigma that makes gay men and lesbians more susceptible to depression, suicide and substance abuse.

    • Pentagon Steps Up Talks on Ending ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ (New York Times)
      The Pentagon is stepping up internal discussions on how gay men and lesbians might be able to serve openly in the armed services, military officials said on Thursday.


    January 13, 2010

    January 12, 2010

    • David Letterman under fire for transgender joke (USA Today)
      The HRC sent a letter today to Letterman and CBS Corp. expressing disappointment and asking for a public apology.

    • No gay marriage trial video (Chicago Tribune)
      The camera-shy justices of the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a temporary halt Monday to the planned video coverage of the San Francisco trial of California's Proposition 8


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    • US Job Site Bans Bias over Gender Identity (New York Times)
      The Obama administration has inserted language into the federal jobs Web site explicitly banning employment discrimination based on gender identity.

    • South Korea Confronts Open Secret of Abortion (New York Times)

      For decades, the South Korean government tended to look the other way, seeing a high birthrate as an impediment to economic growth. Now, the government has concluded that this policy was too successful.

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    • Reid Says Yes to Abstinence (CQ Politics)
      Marcela Howell, a spokeswoman for the liberal Advocates for Youth, a longtime opponent of abstinence-only programs, said Reid’s addition to the bill was “an unfortunate move.”
    • Parents' Sex Talk with Kids:  Too Little, too Late (Time)
      In the latest study on parent-child talks about sex and sexuality, researchers found that more than 40% of adolescents had had intercourse before talking to their parents about safe sex, birth control or sexually transmitted diseases. 
    • A Changing Fight Against AIDS (Boston Globe)
      The Obama administration must now decide whether to keep treating HIV/AIDS as a unique emergency, or to align the fight against that disease with broader health measures.

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    • Study: Options are key in sex education curriculum (The Washington Post)
      Sex education programs that encourage teens to delay sexual activity but also teach them how to reduce their chances of getting pregnant or a sexually transmitted disease cut risky sexual behavior, increase condom use and lower the chances of getting the AIDS virus and other infections

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    • How to lobby against sex-ed (Atlantic Online)
      A retired Massachusetts businessman is using his fortune to jam abstinence-only programs into federal health care legislation.A retired Massachusetts businessman is using his fortune to jam abstinence-only programs into federal health care legislation.


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