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2014-03-13 12:20:12

Commission Report Disputes Medical Rationale as Outdated, Harmful SAN FRANCISCO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A commission co-chaired by a former US Surgeon General released a report today concluding that the Pentagon's ban on transgender military service is not based on sound medical reasoning, according to the Associated Press. In one of the first and most detailed assessments of the basis and impact of the current policy, the Transgender Military Service Commission examined...

2013-11-12 23:30:50

According to psychologist Dr. Larisa Wainer, diminished sex drive is upsetting for many young women and can put a great deal of strain on a relationship. But it is often possible to identify the factors that contribute to low libido and take corrective measures to rekindle desire. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Diminished libido is the most common sexual problem among women. And while it is often associated with menopausal women, increasing numbers of young women also complain...

2013-11-05 11:52:14

When New York City moved in 2006 to make it easier for transgender people to revise the gender on their birth certificates, the proposal was widely expected to pass. But the anti-discrimination measure failed, in part because of public opposition to removing the requirement that individuals have genital surgery before claiming a different gender. “The backlash was intense,” said Kristen Schilt, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Chicago. “There was such a fervor...

Gender Identification
2013-10-29 14:47:48

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An interesting study of gender identification out of Grand Valley State University in Michigan builds on previous research conducted by Dr. Laurel Westbrook, assistant professor of sociology, and Kristen Schilt of the University of Chicago. Their article, “Doing Gender, Determining Gender: Transgender People, Gender Panics, and the Maintenance of the Sex/Gender/Sexuality System,” published in Gender & Society, claims gender is...

2013-01-03 05:03:05

New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm applauds the American Psychiatric Association for revising the classification of transgender individuals. In the newest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, transgender will be considered a “normal human variant” and not a mental illness, a milestone victory for the transgender community. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 02, 2013 December saw a significant advancement in...

2011-11-18 03:09:50

Study finds that transsexuals who are open about their gender identity have greater job satisfaction and commitment Transsexual individuals who identify themselves as such in the workplace are more likely to have greater satisfaction and commitment to their job than transsexuals who do not, according to a new study from Rice University and Pennsylvania State University. "Trans-parency in the Workplace: How the Experiences of Transsexual Employees Can Be Improved" will appear in an...

2010-03-10 07:22:06

Research: Sex, health, and years of sexually active life gained due to good health: Evidence from 2 US population based cross sectional surveys of aging People who are in good health are almost twice as likely to be interested in sex compared to those in poor health, according to research published on bmj.com March 9. It is already established that sexual activity has health benefits and is linked to living longer. However, this study investigates how general health impacts on the quality of...

2010-02-04 23:30:09

Male homosexuality doesn't make complete sense from an evolutionary point of view. It appears that the trait is heritable, but because homosexual men are much less likely to produce offspring than heterosexual men, shouldn't the genes for this trait have been extinguished long ago? What value could this sexual orientation have, that it has persisted for eons even without any discernible reproductive advantage? One possible explanation is what evolutionary psychologists call the "kin selection...

2009-11-20 06:50:00

BOSTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- "Transgender people have been around since the beginning of time, and there are more of us than you think," writes Joanne Herman in her new book, "Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not "(published by AuthorHouse). "Transgender people are very varied and diverse -- some transition genders as I did, some have an opposite gender presentation only part of the time, and some have a unique gender presentation all of the time. Contrary to common belief,...

2008-11-12 12:00:07

Is the baby a boy or girl? Few things are harder for new parents than hearing their doctor say, "I don't know." "It is shocking," said Katrina Karkazis, PhD, the author of a new book, Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority and Lived Experience, which will be released by Duke University Press on Nov. 14. Shame and confusion may overwhelm parents whose infant's anatomy doesn't match typical male or female patterns, Karkazis said. "It's not something you find in most books that prepare you for...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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