Tag Archives: HIV

Condom policing in New York

TweetThese days, there’s a fairly broad consensus– among public health advocates,  educators, parents, the media, and the porn industry– that condoms are GOOD. Whether one is penis-possessing or just along for the ride, most of us have been told to “wrap it up” since before we were performing acts that required us to do so. [...]
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New study questions link between HIV transmission and injectable contraceptives

TweetOn Monday, the NY Times reported on a new study which appears to show that the most popular contraceptive for women in eastern and southern Africa may double the risk of HIV infection. In addition, when it is used by HIV-positive women, their male partners are twice as likely to become infected than if the [...]
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U.S. organization paying HIV-positive women in Kenya to get IUDs

TweetAnna Clark has a really important piece at The Nation about the work of Project Prevention (formerly known as CRACK), a previously domestic-based organization that has now spread their efforts internationally in the name of protecting children — by paying HIV-positive women 40 bucks to get an IUD. That amount of money is actually quite [...]
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Obama administration rescinds Bush’s “conscience clause”

TweetIt looks like the days of the anti-choice pharmacist are over; now, they’re just plain ole pharmacists. The fantastic news slipped past our radar late last week: After two years of struggling to balance the rights of patients against the beliefs of health-care workers, the Obama administration on Friday finally rescinded most of a federal [...]
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What We Missed

TweetAs noted in Chloe’s post, anti-choice New York Times columnist Ross Douthat is angry again because women don’t want to be breeding machines. Amanda and Jill call him out on it brilliantly. Funny of the Day: A retweet of gay conservative pundit has folks saying Sarah Palin is a “friend of the gay community.” It’s [...]
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