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Bipartisan Bill in Congress Would Send More OB-GYNs to Underserved Rural Areas. The Improving Access to Maternity Care Act would identify which areas of the country have maternity care shortages and help send OB-GYNs to those underserved areas.

Bipartisan Bill in Congress Would Send More OB-GYNs to Underserved Rural Areas

(Shutterstock) A new bipartisan bill introduced in Congress last week aims to improve access to maternity care in rural and underserved areas. The Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, introduced by Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) in the Senate and by Reps. Michael Burgess (R-TX) and Lois Capps (D-CA) in the House, would identify which areas of the country have maternity care shortages and help send OB-GYNs to those underserved areas. “Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, we’ve seen historic gains when it comes to providing maternity care coverage for women and families across America,” Baldwin said in a statement. Every year, one million babies are born to mothers who didn’t receive adequate prenatal care, which can lead to low birth weight and other health risks.

Identity, Attraction, Relationship Terms. Asexual – a person who does not experience sexual attraction allosexual — any person who is not asexual, demisexual, or gray-asexual; a person who desires partnered sex and experiences sexual attraction to others; anyone who is heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or pansexual demisexual – person who only experiences secondary sexual attraction as a result of emotional connection (either platonic or romantic); demisexuals may experience sexual attraction to more than one person at a time or only one; they do not experience sexual attraction to strangers, celebrities, or to people who they barely know.

Identity, Attraction, Relationship Terms

How frequently they experience sexual attraction and how long it takes them to experience it in a given relationship varies by person. Source Source mixed orientation sexuality — otherwise known as varioriented sexuality. Adventures in the Archives: The Dangers of Legal Abortion. Kimberlyn Kasperitis is a history major at Grinnell College.

Adventures in the Archives: The Dangers of Legal Abortion

Her research interests focus on the history of sex and sexuality in the twentieth century United States. This summer I worked with Professor Carolyn Herbst Lewis and three other students on a research project in which we explored the history of reproductive health care in Chicago. Part of our summer included a trip to Chicago to do archival research on our subjects, and, after a month of poring over secondary research, I was nowhere near having a thesis or a direction for a paper, which was supposed to have something, anything, to do with abortion services. I knew going into the project that, given the socially charged and complicated nature of the subject, it would challenge me both academically and emotionally, but I had no idea of the frustrations that this project would give me.

The first box of materials that I explored belonged to the Paula Kamen Collection. Transforming Maternity Care. Pregnancy Is Bad for Women’s Health. Our sentimentalizing of pregnancy, combined with our faith in modern medicine, have contributed to a backlash against birth control, encouraging us to see pregnancy as low risk and to lose sight of its dangers and perils.

Pregnancy Is Bad for Women’s Health

Contraceptives — and legal access to them — continue to be a source of controversy, political wrangling, and ideological posturing because the political and cultural discussion surrounding them focuses on issues of personal choice and sexual mores rather than questions of health. The recent Supreme Court decision regarding Hobby Lobby reflects this view of birth control as a matter of religious conviction and personal choice rather than reproductive health. If pregnancy is so natural, so low risk for women, then preventing pregnancy is not a medical issue, but rather a personal decision. Cover of the July 1919 issue of Margaret Sanger’s “Birth Control Review.” Mapping Health: Mapping Maternity Care and Birth Outcomes. Overview High quality maternity care saves the lives of millions of women in pregnancy and childbirth.

Mapping Health: Mapping Maternity Care and Birth Outcomes

The improvements in outcomes for women over the last two centuries make clear the benefits of surgical expertise. Even now maternal mortality ranges by over 1000 times between countries with the poorest and best outcomes further indicating the benefits of medical interventions. Within the US however there are significant variations in the delivery of surgical care without any clear differences in outcomes as measured by either maternal or infant mortality. This Week in Sex: Let's Get Digital, Digital. This Week in Sex is a weekly summary of news and research related to sexual behavior, sexuality education, contraception, STIs, and more.

This Week in Sex: Let's Get Digital, Digital

Sex Toy Injuries on the Rise According to estimates released last month from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, sex toy injuries have more than doubled in recent years. Based on a representative survey of hospital emergency room data from around the country, the agency estimates the number of injuries that are caused by all kinds of consumer products, including “massage devices and vibrators.” According to the estimates—and a Washington Post analysis—emergency room visits peaked in 2012, when 2,500 people were treated for sex toy injuries, compared to slightly more than 1,000 in 2003. Men accounted for 58 percent of the visits, and the men who seek treatment were generally older (average age 44) than the women (average age 30).

Frisky Fridays: Bedsider. Email We shared nutrition hacks for better sex.

Frisky Fridays: Bedsider

(Because bloated sex is rarely the best sex.) Now we’re exploring foods that are beneficial for your vagina because we want you—and Lady V—happy and healthy. Cranberry juice. Loaded with acid compounds that fight off bad bacteria, cranberry juice can help you prevent and relieve urinary tract infections. A Guide To Talking Dirty Throughout History. Ever wonder what sex was called in the 1600s, how you might ask for a blowjob during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, or how your great-grandfather might have asked for anal sex?

A Guide To Talking Dirty Throughout History

Following up on his research which gave us 2,600 words for genitalia throughout the ages, slang lexicographer Jonathon Green has given us three amazing new resources, describing what sexual intercourse, oral and anal, and sexual secretions and contraceptives have been called at various points over the last 700 years. In the 1890s, for example, you might ask a lass if she fancied a bit of gustick, was interested in dancing the fandango de pokum, wanted to exchange some juice for jelly, or (for the romantics) arrive at the end of a sentimental journey. In 1386, though, these terms would not be understood: you would instead ask a lady if you might give her a green gown, or more crudely, take her out to go swiving.

Things get a lot more colorful the less conventional you are in the sack. Lifestyles_Vibrators_3_300-7.23.131. Hysterical literature - clayton cubitt photographic works. Helpful Sexual Health Links. Some of the information on our pages has been borrowed from other excellent web sites.

Helpful Sexual Health Links

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Opening to Love. Services Rendered: Fair Compensation for Educators. By Sarah Sloane New educators, there is one simple fact that I want – nay, I NEED you to understand: nobody gets rich from teaching about sex and kink. Even the most successful sex educators in the US aren’t what most of us would call “wealthy”, and the great majority of us – even those that do this on a full time basis – aren’t making a substantial income out of our teaching & writing. Sex education is not something that is culturally valued in our society, and without that cultural sense of importance we will likely find that most organizations & stores will be unable to pay us what they (and we!) Wish they could. Now that my pessimism has been aired, let me tell you what’s important to understand: as an educator, your business sanity will become contingent on your ability to balance your own desires and needs with the ability of the group that you’re teaching for to compensate you.

Can men and women be friends? An essay and a website launch. February 5, 2013: Thanks for all the cool comments and discussion, but I can’t keep up with the moderation demands right now. Comments on this entry are now closed. Yesterday I saw this Tweet. The piece linked there asks the question: “Can married women have straight male friends?” And suggests that friendships between straight men and straight women can be very difficult, partially based on a study about how some men and women might view their friendships differently: Recently a study published in Scientific American stated that women are much more likely to be able to keep male friends platonic, while men have a harder time.

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