In May, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released the final version of a new, 2,033-page Title IX regulation that shows a massive rewrite of schools’ obligations to address sexual harassment and assault complaints under Title IX—the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in education. And like most things to come out of the Trump administration—it’s bad. The […]
Sexual and reproductive health care has long been a contentious topic throughout the United States. Placing much of the world on pause, the recent global COVID-19 outbreak has unfortunately allowed for assaults on reproductive rights and health to accelerate. The COVID-19 public health concerns have been a convenient pretense for anti-choice states to push unconstitutional […]
Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs), also known as fake clinics, are a threat to all vulnerable individuals who can become pregnant, and especially young and low-income people. CPCs use racist rhetoric directed at Black and Latinx populations, in which they tell patients abortion is genocide and are meant to limit the browning of America, and other […]
Terms like “grey zone sex,” “lukewarm sex,” or even just “bad sex” have been used to describe intimate acts that appear consensual (i.e. the word “no” was never said) but can feel deeply violating and far from pleasurable. Writer, podcaster, and educator Ashley C. Ford shared a conversation she had with a friend that rings […]
Comprehensive, age-appropriate sexuality education is one of the most important things we can do today to put a halt on rape culture tomorrow.
This past Wednesday, July 24, our LA intern team hosted the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Reproductive Justice Summit.
Little attention was paid to the quietly-approved addition of 3 new programs to the Department of Health and Human Services list of “evidence-based” teen pregnancy prevention programs, a list that the current Administration has used to tout its commitment to science in public health. That is until RH Reality Check drew attention to one particular […]
The fight to end HIV/AIDS continues today December 1, 2011, World AIDS Day. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome). Despite victories in the years since the first diagnoses, there are many hurdles that need to be overcome in “Getting to Zero – […]
For a while there it seemed as if most of the world had forgotten about Haiti (again). This week, by all indications from the news media, the ongoing tragedy has not been completely forgotten. Unfortunately, I can’t help but feel discouraged when nearly half of the people I speak to about Haiti are sure that […]
A few days ago, the Guttmacher Institute came out with a report stating that teenage pregnancy rates have been increasing since 2005. This information comes as an unpleasant surprise to the public because the rates had been steadily decreasing since the early 90s.