A call to ban sex robots is the same knee-jerk reaction faced by other technological advances, and as wrong-headed.
Children being raised by same-sex parents should be central to debates on whether Australia should hold a plebiscite on same-sex marriage.
When it comes to whether Australia should have a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, children’s rights have been notably absent from the discussions.
Just another pair of traditional romantics.
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This adaptation not only departs from the original text, but also reinforces precisely the traditional values that Lawrence was trying to unpick.
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Sex ed curricula that tie premarital sex to shame are especially unhelpful, and even harmful, for youth who have been sexually abused.
Belgium’s Goedele Liekens is on a sex education crusade.
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A documentary followed what happened when adolescents were given classes about pornography.
Fly me to the moon.
Scientists have tended to think of nonhuman sexual behaviour as being all about reproduction. In fact, there is far more ha ha hee hee than we give animals credit for.
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Over the past few years we've seen a dramatic rise in the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Australians aged 60 years and older.
Can Captain Kirk’s struggle for belonging and identity become a tool for teaching?
What can Star Trek teach us about today's trek of life?
Marriage is now the yardstick by which genuine acceptance of homosexuality is measured.
Opponents of same-sex marriage have turned the debate into one that is about far more than just extending the term "marriage" to already existing long-term relationships.
Persecution based on a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex variation is recognised as a legitimate ground for seeking refugee status.
It is estimated that there are 175 million LGBTI persons living in persecutory environments worldwide. Only around 2500 asylum claims founded on sexual orientation or gender identity are successful annually.
Uganda has come under pressure over its anti-homosexual laws.
For more than a century there has been tension between the ideas that our sexuality is essential, and the idea that we have the potential to act out a far greater range of sexual desires and identities than we do in practice.
Australians are surprisingly bad at thinking about the place of religion in society.
Australia has an apparent conflict between religious freedom and sexual anti-discrimination legislation. It is particularly prominent in three areas: marriage, education, and social service provision.
Activists attend Uganda’s first gay pride parade at the Entebbe Botanical Gardens in Kampala, Uganda, in August 2012.
Science shows that thinking about sexuality in a binary fashion of hetero/homosexual is no longer accurate. Rather, evidence shows that there is a diversity of human sexuality and sexual orientations.
Sexual orientation is more complicated than X and Y chromosome. Epigenetics has a greater role to play.
Scientific evidence shows that same-sex orientation is determined before you are born.
Members of a breakaway faction of the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe protest against homosexuality.
Attitudes and laws about homosexuality are not purely a colonial import. Since independence, other factors, including right-wing evangelism, have driven anti-LGBTI attitudes.
Criminalisation does little to change behaviour, while actively contributing to increased stigma.
Homosexuality remains illegal in 38 of 55 African nations. This is concerning from ethical and human rights perspectives. It's also a serious public health risk.
Policymakers and the outcomes they produce can play a powerful role in shaping public opinion on questions of same-sex rights.
Government policies regulating sexuality play a significant role in shaping citizens’ attitudes about sexual orientation and same-sex relationships.
In both of photographer Annie Leibovitz’s shots, deviance is synonymous with beauty.
Caitlyn Jenner evokes Demi Moore's controversial 1991 Vanity Fair cover shoot, done when pregnancy was something to be hidden.
Transgender is an umbrella term, encompassing a number of different identities and practices.
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Transgender is a relatively new word. So when an academic seeks to create a transgender historical archive, complications abound.
A page from a 1934 sex education manual that, like many of its era, managed to be less about sex than about policing racial boundaries.
RPH West, Facts about Ourselves for Growing Boys and Girls (Public Health Department of the City of Johannesburg and the South African Red Cross Society, 1934). Wits Historical Papers, South African Institute of Race Relations Collection, AD 843 RJ/NA 18.
In South Africa's segregated pre-apartheid state, even sex education was racialised. Christian missionaries had very different lessons for black and white children.