Adventures in the Archives: The Dangers of Legal Abortion. Kimberlyn Kasperitis is a history major at Grinnell College.
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. 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.
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. Mapping Health: Mapping Maternity Care and Birth Outcomes. Overview High quality maternity care saves the lives of millions of women in pregnancy and childbirth.
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. Frisky Fridays: Bedsider. Email We shared nutrition hacks for better sex.
(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?
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. 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.
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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.
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Education.fiu.edu/research_conference/docs/proceedings/COERC 2008 Proceedings.pdf#page=88. Facts on American Teens' Sexual and Reproductive Health. June 2013 •Fewer than 2% of adolescents have had sex by the time they reach their 12th birthday. But adolescence is a time of rapid change. Only 16% of teens have had sex by age 15, compared with one-third of those aged 16, nearly half (48%) of those aged 17, 61% of 18-year-olds and 71% of 19-year-olds. There is little difference by gender in the timing of first sex. •On average, young people have sex for the first time at about age 17,  but they do not marry until their mid-20s. This means that young adults may be at increased risk for unintended pregnancy and STIs for nearly a decade or longer. Fuck yeah sex education. Human Reproduction: A Seafarer's Guide.
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