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Gender, religion, sexuality and the state: mediating the Hadood laws in Pakistan
Presents a brief sketch of Pakistani Hadood laws and examines the social and political context in which the ordinance was passed as well as some implications of the laws. Also gives voice to the experience of 14 Pakistani women whose lives have been affected by the Hadood Ordinance. (See Details)
Published: 2001
FDA hearing on flibanserin

Read the New View Campaign’s comments on US FDA hearings for approval of Flibanserin:

“On June 18, 2010, the FDA Reproductive Health Advisory Committee convenes for the second time to consider a drug for "female sexual dysfunction" (the first drug, Intrinsa, failed in 2004). The New View Campaign opposes the approval of flibanserin, and is preparing factsheets and petitions, has spoken to endless media, and will be participating in the hearing as part of the section on public speakers. In combination with the materials we prepared in 2004 for the Intrinsa hearing, these resources offer a rich analysis of the medicalization of sexuality.”

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Published: 2010
Sex, Lies, and Pharmaceuticals: How drug companies plan to profit from female sexual disfunction

Offers practical information about the risks and benefits of the latest pills and canvasses other approaches to understanding common sexual problems.

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Published: 2010
Still doing it: the intimate lives of women over 60

This book explores the lives of older women. Partnered, single, straight, gay, black and white nine extraordinary women, age 67-87, express with startling honesty and humor how they feel about themselves, sexuality and love in later life and the poignant realities of aging. This was also made into a movie.

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Published: 2010
Medicalization of Sex (podcasts)

Podcast series of radio documentaries that arose from the Medicalization of Sex conference that took place in Vancouver in April 2011. The three podcasts explore the way in which sex has been positioned in popular culture, in medical discourse and in the news media, as something that is not simply healthy at times, but as necessary in the maintenance of good health. It looks at how this kind of discourse affects how women view their own sexuality, how it plays into compulsory sexuality, and asks: Is sex necessarily "healthy"?

The three parts are:
Part one: Sex for health
Part two: The trouble with female genitalia
Part three: Barbara Marshall -- 'Sexualizing the Third Age

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Published: 2011
Thoughts on sex without science

This article is about the sexuality of women who have sex with men. Discusses The beginnings of gynecological thought and practice; A call to move from the symptoms-analysis-cure approach to a holistic approach. Encourages women to be their own experts; To think critically about their sexuality and how they feel about their bodies.

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Published: 1980
Resisting womanhood

This article outlines the authors personal narrative, follows her adolescent development, gender journey, fear of sexuality, experiences with amenorrhea, body image and coming into feminism. 

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Published: 1981
Transforming erotic power

This article identifies the connections between the erotic, power, gender and oppression. Addresses the possibility for changing sexual behavior as well as sexual attitudes. 

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Published: 1984
A season for sex

This article is in celebration of women's sexuality in midlife. Discusses the physiological, psychological and cultural factors that shape menopausal women's experience of sexuality.  

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Published: 1990
Women and AIDS

This article maintains that the needs and experiences of women with HIV/AIDS is unique. Suggests different treatment and education strategies for a women-centered approach to HIV/AIDS. Shares resources available. 

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Published: 1992