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Sexual Diversity
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Everyone has different understandings about what sexuality means to them...
Everyone has different understandings about what sexuality means to them...

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First Artificial Iris Gets FDA Approval - #FDA recently approved the first stand-alone prosthetic #iris in the United States, a surgically implanted device to treat adults and children whose iris (the colored part of the #eye around the #pupil) is completely missing or damaged due to a congenital condition called #aniridia or other damage to the eye.
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Ideas to Improve Women and Children's Health and Rights in the Developing World - #GrandChallengesCanada is proud to announce an investment of over CAD$10 million to test 100 new ideas to address persistent challenges in women's and children's #health in low and middle-income countries. CAD $4 million of this is dedicated to 44 projects addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights, putting Canada's #Feminist International #Assistance Policy into action...
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Working Group on #GenderEquity in #Sport - Minister Kirsty Duncan - Members of the working group will review existing research and data, share personal experiences, discuss the challenges faced by women and girls in sport, examine issues that may affect participation, and propose ideas, approaches and strategies for eliminating barriers and increasing participation.
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Transgender Youth More Often Diagnosed with Mental Health Conditions https://www.sexualdiversity.org/news/transgender/893.php - Investigators examined the prevalence of #mentalhealth conditions such as #anxiety, #depression and #suicidal thoughts. In nearly all instances, #mental #health diagnoses were more common for #transgender and #gendernonconforming youth than for #youth who identify with the #gender assigned at birth, also known as #cisgender youth.
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Subtle Discrimination Still Detected in Gayborhoods - Despite claiming to support #gayrights, many straight people living in traditionally #gay #neighbourhoods still practice subtle forms of #discrimination when interacting with #gay and #lesbian neighbours
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Sexual Objectification Influences Visual Perception - A #controversial #hypothesis, named the #Sexualized Body Inversion Hypothesis #SBIH claims similar visual processing of #sexually #objectified women or men (i.e., with a focus on the #sexual body parts) and inanimate objects, suggesting a possible #cognitive mechanism behind the consequence of human sexual #objectification
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Parents Struggle to Discuss Sex with LGBTQ Teenagers - In contrast to #heterosexual #youth, very little research has previously been conducted on the relationships between #LGBTQ youth and their parents, and how #parenting can affect children's #sexual behaviors. Parents in the study reported that they face many challenges when trying to #educate their LGBTQ children about #sex. These challenges include general discomfort with talking about sex with their children, as well as feeling unequipped to provide accurate advice about what constitutes safe LGBTQ sexual practices.
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Using Chosen Names Reduces Odds of Depression and Suicide in Transgender Youths - In one of the largest and most #diverse studies of #transgender #youth to date, #researchers led by a team at The University of Texas at Austin have found that when transgender youths are allowed to use their chosen name in places such as work, school and at home, their risk of #depression and #suicide drops.
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#TheBladress Girl Rollerblades Across America with No Money - #TheBladress: one girl skates across the U.S. with no money, is a mission set out by 23-year-old #YaniseHo - Yanise is a 23-year-old long distance #rollerblader and passionate #humanrights and happiness #advocate. #OneGirlCan is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower #girls through #education to break the cycle of #poverty and #genderinequality in #Kenya and #Uganda. Through building schools and offering continuous support, One Girl Can provides girls with a safe and well-equipped learning environment to thrive.
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Are Sexual Minority Students Less Likely to Persist in STEM Degrees - #SexualMinority #students - #lesbian, #gay, #bisexual and #queer - were less likely than their #heterosexual peers to be retained in #STEM #degrees after four years of #college. #Diversity is crucial in #STEM fields, providing a greater likelihood of reaching breakthroughs. However, compared to other minority groups, the #LGBQ community has received little attention in conversations regarding broadening participation in STEM...
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