Various dates: September 19, October 17, & November 16
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast will be holding a series of workshops called ‘Sex Education for Professionals’ that explore sexuality across the lifespan. The workshops will provide information on human physiology as well as sexual development, sexual orientation, gender roles and gender identity. Each workshop is three hours of CEUs for Nurses and Counselors (LPC). Click on the above link to register!
In the News
Huffington Post, September 5, 2012
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) recently released the results of its annual 2011 National School Climate Survey of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) youth. The survey results show that 60% of LGBT youth reporting feeling unsafe at school while 82% report being verbally harassed, for example through name calling, due to their sexual orientation. Despite the report of student bullying, there appears to be a decline in anti-LGBT language used in schools. Click on the above link to read more!
Multiple Authors. (2012). Human papillomavirus. Nature, 588(7413).
The story of human papillomavirus is a complicated though interesting one from its first identification to its link to cervical cancer to the formation of a marketable vaccine. However, there are still questions regarding HPV biology and the need to make more accessible vaccines and diagnostic tests. This Nature supplement has several commentaries, research articles, and useful diagrams of HPV and its influence and presence throughout the world. Click on the link to read more!
Tools You Can Use
Child Trends’ newest report provides nine recommendations for reproductive and sexual health clinics and providers to increase young Latina women’s access to and use of services. In order to meet the health care needs of this population it is imperative that the delivery of sexual and reproductive health services is appropriate and effective. These recommendations are based on 14 focus groups with young adult Latina women aged 18-24 as well as with health care and social service providers. Click the link above to learn more!
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting grant proposals for the Round 10 of Grand Challenges Explorations with initial grant amounts starting at $100,000 with the potential to receive additional funding up to $1 million. Grant topics include Aid is working…Tell the world, New Approaches in Model Systems, Diagnostics, and Drugs for Specific Neglected Tropical Diseases, Labor Saving Innovations for Women Smallholder Farmers, and New Approaches for the Interrogation of Anti-malarial Compounds. Applicants can be at any experience level, any discipline and from any organization. Click the link to learn more!
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