Category: Sexual Health

Taking the gender out of gendered reproductive health.

Why inclusive language matters. by deb kozak Good-bye, gender binary! Say hello to gender neutral language! Wait, what? That sounds kind of complicated. Not really. Quite simply, gender-free language in health care affirms that reproductive rights are for EVERYONE. In fact, rather than complicating matters, inclusive language actually makes it less complicated for people to

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Consent is conversation, not condoms.

Consent to one activity isn’t consent for all activities that might happen in a sexual encounter. Nor is it automatic consent for future encounters, with that same partner or with others. Consent needs to be ongoing throughout a sexual encounter. Consent can withdrawn by any partner at any time. Suggesting that a single gesture — the mutual opening of a condom package — sends the damaging message that consent really is a one-time event.

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