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Northern Arizona University Names Andrew S. Walters, PhD, MPH, its 2014 President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow

Steph Auteri

Northern Arizona University named Andrew S. Walters, PhD, MPH, its 2014 President's Distinguished Teaching Fellow, the University's highest teaching honor. Walters is a professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences who studies sexuality education, gender performances, sexuality, and sexual health in under-represented and ethnic minority populations.

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SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby, Affecting Contraception Coverage

Steph Auteri

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.

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June 2014: AASECT Congratulates Those Who Have Been Recently Certified

Steph Auteri

AASECT congratulates the following members on their new certifications:

Lori Michels, LMFT, Irene Olson Walton, MA, MSW, LCSW-C, and Melissa A. Novak, LCSW were certified as sex therapists. Angela Culbreth, MS, LPC, Peregrine M. Kavros, PhD, MBA, and Rosemary A. Munns, PsyD, LP were also certified as sex therapists, under special circumstances.

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AASECT Members Share Stories of Their 2014 Conference Experiences

Steph Auteri

Earlier this month, over 500 sexuality professionals attended the 46th annual AASECT conference. While the scheduled offerings were far too vast to completely recap on this blog, several of our members who attended the conference were willing to share brief stories of their experience in Monterey.

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Researchers Grow Fully Functioning Vaginas

Steph Auteri

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

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Bianca Nagy Steps Up As AASECT's New Book Review Coordinator, Seeks Reviewers

Steph Auteri

I'd like to invite everyone to extend a warm welcome to our new Book Review Coordinator, Bianca Nagy.

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AMA Says Changing Sex on Birth Certificates Should Not Require Surgery

Steph Auteri

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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How Can We Better Collaborate with Other Health Professionals?

Steph Auteri

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

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How Can We Continue Challenging What We Think and How We Practice?

Steph Auteri

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

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Congratulations To Our New Board of Directors!

Steph Auteri

The results of the recent AASECT election are now official! We'd like to congratulate the following members of AASECT:

Our new Nominating Committee Members are Sandy Caron (as our Eastern representative) and Marty Klein (as our Western representative).

Our newly elected members of the Board of Directors is as follows:

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