Sexual Health

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Roots Run Deep: How history and culture impact LGBT+ acceptance in Asia

From ancient history to modern times, we explore social sentiments, cultural norms and religious influences across three regions – Hong Kong, Thailand, and the Philippines – to better understand ...

29 Dec, 2020

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A Contentious Pairing: Muslim and queer in Southeast Asia

Muslim leaders and worshippers across the region selectively cite ancient texts to justify LGBT+ suppression.

21 Dec, 2020

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Inside Blued: China’s Leading Gay Dating App Goes Global

Baoli Ma, the founder and CEO of online LGBT+ platform BlueCity, discusses the company’s rise and China’s emerging LGBT+ community.

15 Dec, 2020

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Pressing Pause: How hormone-blockers can aid transgender youth

How hormone blockers can buy time for transgender youth dreading the physical and psychological stresses that come with puberty.

15 Dec, 2020

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Portraits Of Diversity: 3 personal stories from LGBT+ Hongkongers

Every day, members of Hong Kong’s LGBT+ community face exclusion, harassment and inequality. We hear the personal stories of three individuals who overcame pain and adversity on their journeys to ...

2 Dec, 2020

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Abortions on lockdown: How the US ‘global gag rule’ impacts the reproductive health of women around the world

Since US President Trump further expanded the controversial global gag rule in 2019, the US has cut off over US$8.8 billion in funding for foreign NGOs, leaving millions without access to ...

19 Nov, 2020

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Go with the flow: Meet 3 of Asia’s period entrepreneurs

While menstrual shame continues to exist across cultures and countries in Asia (and the world), a new movement of reproductive health empowerment is slowly taking hold in the region.

13 Nov, 2020

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Buying time: Cracking open questions about egg freezing

Egg freezing gives women hope and time, but also raises questions about fertility rates, gender equality, parenting trends and economic disparity.

31 Jul, 2020

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Essential Terms: Sexual and reproductive rights

From assisted reproductive technology to egg freezing, learn about essential terms used in discourse about sexual and reproductive rights.

23 Apr, 2020

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Life Studies: Navigating reproductive ethical dilemmas

Experts from the fields of religion, biology, and psychology unpack challenging ethical dilemmas.

1 Apr, 2020

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