Sexual Health Update

RSS

Australia culture blames women for men’s violence against women

For those of you who think of Australia as some kind of laid back Utopia - think again. After years and y

intiears of working on gendered related sexual violence this is what we see today.

One in five Australians believe a woman is "partly responsible" for being raped if she is intoxicated, a national survey conducted by VicHealth has found.

The poll of 17,500 people also found one in six people support the notion that when women say no to sex, they mean yes.

Click Here to read more.

Bechdel ‘genius’ nominee. Awesome

Even those who aren’t familiar with her cartoons or graphic memoirs have likely heard of the 54-year-old Bechdel, whose work has inadvertently upended the way we think about movies with her now famous

exua. The test, which the cartoonist coined in 1985 in a strip called “The Rule,” asks three questions of a film as a way to demonstrate the very basic level at which gender biases operate in movies: 1) Does the movie have two female characters?; 2) Do they speak to each other?; 3) Do they speak about something other than a man? Sadly, many movies — even today, almost 20 years after the test was created — don’t pass. Yet the very fact that the Bechdel Test has become a mainstream concept, rather than a niche, radical feminist idea, proves how much influence it has had.

What’s the safest way for me to have a baby with my HIV+ partner?

plannedparenthood:

image

Someone asked us:

My boyfriend has HIV and we always wear condoms as a result, but we’ve always wanted to have children together and have danced around the fact our condom use prevents that. Is there anything we can do to have children with IVF while still keeping me (and our future…

Great Answer

iwishiwaspattismith:

Made some more stickers to put around campus and Santa Fe

well done:

Can antibiotics affect my birth control?

plannedparenthood:

image

Someone asked us…

"Hi there! So I was recently prescribed amoxicillin (for post-wisdom teeth surgery) and I’ve heard that (some? all?) antibiotics can lower the effectiveness of birth control pills. Is this true? If so, how long should I be wary of these adverse effects? Thanks so much,…

Does the morning-after pill affect fertility?

plannedparenthood:

image

Someone asked us:

can taking the morning after pill (“plan b”) too many times make you infertile, or less able to easily conceive? i had never heard this until some friends said so recently, and it is horrifying me!

No way — you have nothing to fear. Taking the morning after…

Aug 5
genderedintelligence:

The Trans Youth Sexual Health booklet was produced by trans people aged 16-24 at Gendered Intelligence, in partnership with Terrence Higgins Trust. The project allowed young trans people to get together as a group and learn about sexual health, and also to discuss how to make sexual health information more relevant to trans people. As a result, a group of young people produced this information booklet, which is aimed at trans youth and their partners.
Check out the full pdf here. Hard copies can be ordered here.

genderedintelligence:

The Trans Youth Sexual Health booklet was produced by trans people aged 16-24 at Gendered Intelligence, in partnership with Terrence Higgins Trust. The project allowed young trans people to get together as a group and learn about sexual health, and also to discuss how to make sexual health information more relevant to trans people. As a result, a group of young people produced this information booklet, which is aimed at trans youth and their partners.

Check out the full pdf here. Hard copies can be ordered here.

Do hymens really prove whether someone’s a virgin?

plannedparenthood:

image

Someone asked us:

So what’s the truth about hymens being an accurate guarantor of virginity?

Great question, and one that seems to cause some unnecessary stress for a lot of people.

Let’s talk about hymens first. The hymen is a thin, fleshy tissue that stretches across part of the…

The rape of men: the darkest secret of war

Rape of men is no more dark than rape of women: While it is fantastic to hilight this issue- rape is rape. All articles should be about RAPE being the darkest secret of war. Rape of children, women, men and anyone else.

Not surprised, but still horrified to hear of extensive sexual violence towards men during war. Rampant sexist stigmas mean these men face a life of rejection and isolation for the crimes committed against them.