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Staying Sexually Active As You Age Can Sharpen Your Mind

The results of a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry show that staying sexually active—and considering sexuality an important part of one's life—may be linked to higher cognitive functioning as people age. The study, conducted in the Netherlands, focused on 1,747 men and women who took part in a larger study on aging.

How Social Media Networks Make It Harder To Promote Healthy Sexuality

This month, The Atlantic ran an article on how sexual health organizations are finding themselves censored by social media networks as they try to get the word out about healthy sexuality. The piece opens with the plight of Bedsider, a site that provides information on birth control options. In the past year, some of their promotional content has been stonewalled by both Twitter and Facebook.

Mormon Church Announces Support of LGBT Legal Protections Without Actually Supporting LGBT Community

A week ago, Elders within the Mormon Church held a press conference announcing their provisional support of certain LGBT legal protections in areas such as housing and employment. At the same time, they announced that they were offering this support with the understanding that accomodations should also be made "to protect the freedom of religious people who oppose such measures."

Study Shows Proof of Neurological Distinction Between Gender Identity and Biological Sex

Just last month, the Medical University of Vienna issued a press release announcing that "the very personal gender identity of every human being is reflected and verifiable in the cross-links between brain regions," with distinctions specifically in what's known as brain "white matter." This discovery was made via a study led by Georg S. Kanz of the University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy.

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