New legislation introduced in the Senate this past Tuesday would require federally funded hospitals—under Medicare or Medicaid—to provide emergency contraception to rape victims who request it. A group of Democrats are backing this legislation, titled the "Emergency Contraception Access and Education Act of 2014."
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New Legislation Would Improve Access to Emergency Contraception For Rape Victims
Disabled Students Not Receiving Adequate Sexual Education
Previous blog posts on AASECT Express have highlighted the ways in which sexual education across the United States is lacking, oftentimes because of legislation that limits access to more a comprehensive sex education.
Sexual Orientation Still Being Pathologized
The World Health Organisation recently released a report detailing the extent to which sexual orientation and gender expression/gender identity are pathologized in The International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.
Half Of Young Women Don't Understand Their Own Anatomy
Half of young British women don’t understand the basic anatomy of their vaginas, reports the Eve Appeal, a women's cancer charity.
Anal Sex Study Reveals Frequent Instances of Coercion
Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in a study led by Dr.
Sex Ed Textbook Labeled As Pornography
It was only last month that we posted about the results of a study indicating that sex ed should start sooner. Yet parents of high school-aged kids — the typical starting age for sex education — are still pushing back against sex-related educational materials.
Sexual Dysfunction Experienced By Those Who Survived Childhood Cancer
Earlier this year, we ran a piece in Contemporary Sexuality on how chronic illness can affect sexual functioning.
Why Sex Education Must Start Sooner
Considering the theme of AASECT's recent Summer Institute — "Is Sex Good for Adolescence?" — the publication of a recent study on sex education for adolescents in Global Public Health: An International
SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby, Affecting Contraception Coverage
The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that for-profit employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage under Obamacare.
Researchers Grow Fully Functioning Vaginas
According to a recent story in The Lancet, eight years ago, researchers implanted laboratory-grown vaginal tissue into four women who happened to have a