The American Medical Association (AMA) recently issued a news release calling for the modernization of birth certificate policies. According to this release, they have adopted a new policy supporting the elimination of any government requirement that an individual must have undergone surgery in order to change the sex indicated on a birth certificate.
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AMA Says Changing Sex on Birth Certificates Should Not Require Surgery
How Can We Better Collaborate with Other Health Professionals?
In our June issue of Contemporary Sexuality, we published a piece entitled "How Sexuality and Non-Sexuality Professionals Can Better Work Together." In this piece, we explore the void in sexuality training that often exists among professionals whose work merely bum
How Can We Continue Challenging What We Think and How We Practice?
In our June 2014 issue of Contemporary Sexuality, we published a piece entitled "Exploring Evolving Clinical Models for Sex Therapy." Using the debate about the sex addiction model as a jumping-off point, we explore licensing standards, research, and the need to continue questioning what
National Teacher Preparation Standards on Sexuality Education Aim To Improve Training for Educators
A group of sex educators across the country have developed and released a set of educational standards titled the National Teacher Preparation Standards on Sexuality Education.
Catalyst Con Continues To Promote Discussion About Sexuality Education
I recently had an amazing time at the March 2014 Catalyst Con East conference held in the Washington, D.C. area, and wanted to share the details of my experience with other AASECTers.
Large Percentage of Teens Not Receiving a Formal Sex Education Before Having Sex
This past Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on pregnancy among teenagers. They revealed that more younger teens were giving birth between the ages of 15 to 17, and also explored what could possibly be done to turn this tide.
Routledge Publishes First Issue of Porn Studies
Back in the summer of 2013, Routledge — an academic publisher with a focus on academic texts and scholarly journals — announced it was putting together a scholarly journal that would take a closer look at pornography and sexual representations. That journal, Porn Studies, has finally arrived.
New Study Purports to Pinpoint How Many Types of Orgasm a Woman Can Have
A recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine claims that researchers have discovered the actual number of orgasm types women can have:
How did they determine this?
A Way To Treat HIV Without Medication? Scientists May Have the Answer
Recent news shows that a technique that could be used to safely treat and control HIV without the use of drugs may prove viable. This technique, supported by the National Institute of Health, utilizes the genetic modification of cells to help those infected with the virus control it.
Temporomandibular Disorders and Sexual Intimacy: An Excerpt
Our own Michael Plaut recently published a piece on temporomandibular disorders and sexual intimacy in the TMJA newsletter. Here's an excerpt: