New research shows 0.6% of rape allegations are... →
babyslime: When you read through and learn about those 0.6% who did make false allegations, there are some seriously important things to note. Firstly : “Furthermore, the report shows that a significant number of these cases involved young, often vulnerable people. About half of the cases involved people aged 21 years old and under, and some involved people with mental health difficulties....
Judge blocks closing of Mississippi’s last... →
As RH Reality Check notes, the judge’s ruling sends a promising message. The lawyers defending the law tried to argue that even if Mississippi no longer has a single abortion provider, that’s cool, because forcing someone to travel to another state doesn’t place an “undue burden” on the right to choose. The court seemed to disagree, saying that it ”would result in a patchwork system where...
Jason Rapert's Abortion Bill is Now Law →
buxombibliophile: fuckyeahnaturalstate: The Arkansas House has completed a veto override that gives the state the toughest anti-abortion law in the country. Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe had vetoed a banon most abortions beginning in the 12th week of pregnancy. The GOP-dominated House voted 56-33 on Wednesday to override.The Senate overrode it Tuesday. Only a simple majority was needed in each...
Trans* Awareness: A How To Guide: When Someone You... →
transstudent: jakigriot: I have changed my pronouns before and this is the advice I like to give people when they ask how to handle it. I get that it can be difficult, especially if you’ve known someone for years before they made this change. Here are some things to remember. 1. It ain’t about you. Yes, it’s a little uncomfortable the first few times you try to remember their pronouns (and in...
New Study shows male foreskin is erogenous tissue... →
barreloforanges: ABSTRACT: The sensitivity of the foreskin and its importance in erogenous sensitivity is widely debated and controversial. This is part of the actual public debate on circumcision for non-medical reason. Today some studies on the effect of circumcision on sexual function are available. However they vary widely in outcome. The present study shows in a large cohort of men, based...
Op-ed: Why Alabama Needs to Update Its Sex... →
projectqueer: Alabama’s only openly LGBT state legislator explains why she is trying to change the laws to make sex ed in schools less homophobic and more comprehensive. BY PATRICIA TODD This year marks the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., that killed four little girls and awakened a nation. Unfortunately, in so many ways, Alabama remains...
Utah Has Now Made Miscarriage A Criminal Offense →
stfuhypocrisy: I’ve mentioned before that I had a miscarriage several years ago. Emotionally, the scars lasted for years and years. My poor sister, pregnant again after two recent miscarriages, is holding her breath, hoping that this pregnancy goes all the way to term. For someone hoping for a child, a miscarriage can be a devastating thing. And now in Utah, un-fricking-believably, it can now...
In France, starting in 2013, young women aged... →
hellyeahscarleteen: Young women will have greater control over their reproductive choices and will be able to visit their doctors, discuss those choices, and receive contraception without their families needing to be notified.
thesexuneducated: (Sex)abled: Disability Uncensored is a short documentary (approx. 15 minutes) exploring sexuality and disability. Really informative and interesting. Enjoy!
Safewords and Safesigns 101
kinkology: Safewords and safesigns are verbal or non-verbal signals that are used to communicate with partners during any kind of sexy fun time that the activity needs stop, may be too intense or that a check-in is needed. Safewords are not just for submissives or bottoms; dominants and tops need safewords too. Play spaces can be loud, so putting a safesign in place gives you more options for...
Denver Police Refuse to Test 44% of Rape Kits →
jonathan-cunningham: Trigger Warning for Rape Colorado police departments are collecting hundreds of rape kits, but a CALL7 Investigation found many of those are not tested. And experts and victims tell us that is a problem because those kits may allow police to identify serial rapists by putting any DNA into a national database. Kelly Binder says she was drugged and raped two years ago by a...
Free/Low-Cost/Sliding-Scale Clinics in USA →
fuckyeahfeminists: If you are uninsured or under-insured, check out this huge list of free/sliding-scale clinics in the US. If you take medicine, you may be able to find a discount, coupon, or other financial assistance for your drug. You may even be able to find a $4 generic equivalent from a participating retailer, such as Target. Please visit this link for more information on...
Colleges w/ Trans-inclusive Health Benefits →
theforensicjay: Check-out this website for you’re looking for colleges/university, whether it’s undergraduate or graduate. They list which schools have some form of health benefits for transgender students.
The 519's Trans Women Safer Sex Guide →
oberlinsic: Check out this informative and affirming resource from The 519 Church Street Community Centre in Toronto!
List of free clinics in the United States →
thetart: also uninsured and low income sliding scale clinics