Every Friday, The CSPH shares with you stories, reports, and headlines we’ve come across during the week focusing on sexuality, gender, sexual health, sexual politics, and more. These may be stories we found to be controversial, thought-provoking, or just plain interesting! Without further adieu, here is the roundup for the week of May 4, 2012!
1. Cheers to Your Period with a Menstrual Cup… Hmm
Despite the long-term savings of using a menstrual cup, in addition to the other reasons to use one, there are several valid reasons why a person would prefer tampons.
2. The Art of Coming Out as Trans
This blog post offers assistance and explanations on how to respond to the most frequently asked types of questions when coming out as trans, from the “verifying questions”, to “change” and “nosey questions”.
3. Dan Savage Speech Leads to Walkouts
During a speech to a high school journalism convention, several students walked out, feeling that their negative religious beliefs about homosexuality were too fragile to withstand a logical breakdown.
4. The Road Ahead for Fighting Gender Discrimination
Though there may be a long way to go to end gender discrimination in politics and the workplace, change happens every day, simply by reaching out helping others.
5. Working to Reduce STI Transmission Rates among Teens
Researchers developed a computer process to assess STI risk factors among teens by analyzing data collected from a survey given to teens admitted to the emergency room, nearly doubling the rate of STI testing for this group of patients.