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Porn May Be Messing With Your Head

This piece was originally published on Reuters, May 28, 2014. BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN (Reuters Health) – Men who report watching a lot of pornography tend to have less volume and activity in regions of the brain linked to rewards … Continue reading »

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Broken Hearts: The Nature and Risks of Romantic Rejection

  Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher offers an analysis of the effects of sex and love on the brain, specifically noting that women in particular may be more vulnerable to developing feelings of attachment to a sexual partner, regardless of romantic … Continue reading »

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Modern Families and the Messes We Make

Assistive reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization not only involve serious medical risks, they also disrupt family life and commodify human beings.

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The Emperor’s New Kids: A First Hand Account of Third Party Reproduction

Alana Newman, Anonymous Us What could be the problem in letting eager caretakers use technology to create the children they so desperately want? In this illuminating talk, Alana Newman uses her first person experience as the daughter of an anonymous … Continue reading »

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Is Marriage Good for Your Health?

In this New York Times article, Tara Parker-Pope examines the health benefits of being married and shares findings in her work that will help reduce your chances of certain illnesses, such as heart disease, simply by amending your method of … Continue reading »

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Masculinity and the Real Man: The Clash of Biology and Culture

Donald Hilton, M.D., University of Texas Health Sciences Center Biologically, masculinity, and femininity are inherently expressed through the effects of the related sex steroids; testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. It is the balance of these hormones that determines biological male and … Continue reading »

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Unprotected: The Medical and Psychological Costs of the Hookup Culture

Miriam Grossman, M.D., Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute The sex education provided by most campus health centers encourages “safe sex” and using “protection”. Yet students following these means of sexual conduct continue to find themselves un-protected when it comes to … Continue reading »

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Intimacy, Romantic Love, and Conflict: Practical Suggestions for Single College Students

Arthur Nielsen, M.D., Northwestern University In this talk, Dr. Neilsen describes and unpacks the concepts of intimacy, romantic love, and interpersonal conflict as they manifest themselves in the relationships of today’s college students. Each of these topics present emotional challenges that … Continue reading »

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