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July 2015: AASECT Congratulates Those Who Have Recently Been Certified
AASECT congratulates the following members on their new certifications:
World Health Organization Publishes Report on Sexual Health, Human Rights, and the Law
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published a report on the relationship between sexual health, human rights, and the law.
Study Shows That Health Care Providers Show Bias Based Upon Sexual Orientation
A recent study, the results of which were published in the American Journal of Public Health, shows that health care providers show bias based upon sexual orientation.
Women Missing Out on STD Testing as Pap Tests Decline
Because of changes in how women are screened for cervical cancer, making annual Pap tests unnecessary, regular STD screenings are on the deline. This means that those with STDs such as chlamydia, a common but easily treatable sexually transmitted disease, go untreated.
California and Oregon Offer Over-the-Counter Birth Control
In California and Oregon, recent legislation has made it possible for women to buy hormonal birth control at their local pharmacy without a prescription from their doctor.
UNAIDS Reports an AIDS-Free Generation Is a Mere 15 Years Away
The Join United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) recently released a report suggesting that the AIDS epidemic would be fully eradicated by the year 2030. According to Medical News Today, this new report shows, among other things, that between 2000 and 2014:
Mother's Tweets Land Her Son a New Sex Ed Curriculum
This past April, Alice Dreger—a Clinical Professor in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University in Chicago—attended her son's sex ed class after hearing his accounts of th
Plan in Colorado Effectively Lowers Teen Pregnancy Rates
A program in Colorado, in which teenagers and lower-income women were given access to free intrauterine devices and implants, has significantly lowered the rate of unwanted pregnancies across the state, giving young women a chance to establish themselves before starting families for which they were most likely unprepared.
AASECT Seeking Out Regular Book Reviewers for Contemporary Sexuality
You may have noticed a dearth of book reviews in Contemporary Sexuality over the past few months. This is because our Book Review Coordinator has moved on. AASECT's Senior Writer and Editor Steph Auteri will now be coordinating reviews. If you would like to nominate a book for review, please contact her at email@example.com.