Amy Sutherland

Comprehensive Sex Ed in U.S. Schools: A brief history

Sex education in public schools has a long, arduous history in the United States. Beginning in 1912, public schools used handouts and pamphlets to educate their students on reproduction and pregnancy. Much of the information was vague and extremely limited in it comprehensiveness. That is, until the 1950s, when the American Medical Association (AMA) in [...]

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A brief history of pride for straight allies

It was June 28, 1969. A club in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood was packed with people. Shortly after 3 am, nine New York City police officers raided the club. As people emptied out onto the streets, the officers took employee’s into custody for operating without a liquor license, roughed up patrons, and arrested [...]

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5 things to help make your pelvic exam more comfortable

Pelvic Exam. Easily one of the most terrifying phrases known to the female-bodied population. It is a phrase that often evokes images of patients lying in a paper gown with their feet in stirrups while a doctor places a spotlight on their genitals and proceeds to poke around, for what seems like an eternity. It [...]

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STIs: Your Go-To Guide

As I’ve discussed previously, April is STI Awareness Month and for today’s post, I’m going to be outlining some basic facts about STIs (sexually transmitted infections). When it comes to protecting yourself from STIs, it is important to understand signs and symptoms. But just as important in preventing the spread of STIs is understanding transmission, [...]

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STI Awareness Month

The month of April is STI Awareness Month and is all about, well, raising awareness of STIs. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) continue to be highly stigmatized in our society. Jokes and stereotypes about them make people feel anxious and embarrassed. Unfortunately, STI stigmatization can delay testing and treatment which can lead to long-term health problems [...]

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