Researchers from San Diego State University, Florida Atlantic University, and Widener University are boldly claiming that millennials aged 20-24 are having far less sex than previous generations. In fact, 15 percent of surveyed millennials in that age range reported having no sexual partners since they turned 18, compared to 6 percent of Generation X people born in the early 1960s who said they remained celibate in the years after high school.
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Family Planning Budget, Maternal Deaths Almost Doubled
According to a new study, published in the September issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Pregnancy-related deaths nearly doubled in Texas between 2010 and 2012. This alarming development coincided with the state’s decision to slash its family planning budget by two-thirds in 2011—an attempt to shut down abortion providers that ultimately forced 82 clinics, many of which never performed the controversial procedure, to close.
“Chances are they’re going to have a harder time finding somewhere to go to get that first appointment. They may be delayed in getting that initial pregnancy test and then a prenatal referral.”
Put another way: In 2010, 72 women died from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth in the state of Texas. In 2012, that number was a staggering 148 women.
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Health Buzz: Why Women Are Faking Orgasms
The study included 15 women, all of whom were sexually active for at least one year and between the ages of 19 and 28. The findings are being presented Friday at the British Psychological Society's Psychology of Women annual conference in Windsor, England.
"While some women spoke about faking orgasm in positive ways, for instance, as a pleasurable experience that heightened their own arousal, many talked about feigning pleasure in the context of unwanted and unpleasurable sexual experiences," Emily Thomas of Ryerson University in Canada, one of the study's authors, said in a news release. "Within these accounts, we were struck by the degree to which women were connecting the practice of faking orgasm to accounts of unwanted sex."