Tagged: sexuality

Scientific censorship

Do you like knowing the weather forecast? Do you live in an earthquake-prone area and want to know when your house might start shaking? Do you buy and eat food grown by or raised on agricultural farms? Do you go swimming in a body of water and want to know when it’s unhealthy to do so because of bacterial, pollution, or other contaminant levels? Does your loved one have cancer and you’re trying to find information on the latest treatment options for them? Too bad for you, because this new order means that information is suddenly not allowed to be communicated to the US public.

This act of censorship includes the Department of Health and Human Services, and therefore the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health.  While not overtly tied to anything sexuality-specific, this order does affect research and dissemination of information about sexuality and sexual health, given that sexuality research can receive grants from agencies with in the Department of Health and Human Services.

See the following article for more information:

WHAT WE ACTUALLY LOSE WHEN THE USDA AND EPA CAN’T TALK TO THE PUBLIC

View of the a rocky landscape (perhaps the badlands) in one of the National Parks

 

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Study on bisexual individuals in mixed orientation relationships

If you’re a bisexual individual in a mixed orientation relation living in or near the Minneapolis/St Paul area of Minnesota, consider participating in this research study!

Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota Medical School is seeking 18+ year old bisexual individuals for a study on mixed orientation relationships.

The study will include completing questionnaires of a personal nature and attending a small group discussion about relationships, sexuality, and health. Group discussions will be held in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota. To participate you must be age 18 or older, identify as bisexual, and currently be in a romantic/sexual relationship with someone who does not also identify as bisexual. You will receive a $20 gift card for participating when attending the focus group.

For additional information, or if you are interested in participating, please email BIMOR@umn.edu or contact Heidi at (612) 626-3608. This research is being conducted by Dr. Jennifer Vencill & Dr. Alex Iantaffi and has been approved by the UMN Institutional Review Board (study ‪#‎1502P62333‬).

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AASECT 2015 conference registration is open!

Registration for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) 2015 conference is open!  The conference will take place June 3-7 in Minneapolis, MN.  I’m extremely excited about the location, since I grew up in the Twin Cities and love going back to visit.  And don’t worry, all the snow should have melted by June so you won’t need to bring your parka and long underwear.

 

Check out this link to learn more about the conference program, or go here to learn more about AASECT itself.

Last call for research study participants!

Still looking for research participants!  Please share with your friends and networks too.  Many thanks if you have already participated.

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The Sexological Worldview Development Inventory (SWDI) has been developed as a way to measure a person’s response to individuals whose perspective on sexuality is different than one’s own.  The SWDI is currently in a second pilot study phase to determine its validity as a measurement tool.  We would like your help!

If you are over the age of 18 and have 20-30 minutes of free time, please go to this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DHTML9Y and take our survey.  If you know other people who also might be interested, please pass this information on to them!  For questions, you may contact the primary investigator at jasitron@widener.edu, or Widener University’s Institutional Review Board at 610-499-4110.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!

Justin A. Sitron, PhD
Associate Professor
Widener University
Center for Human Sexuality Studies

Seeking participants for Sexological Worldview Development Inventory research study

Please check out this research study I’m involved in and take a few moments to participate!

Research participants wanted

Seeking Participants for Research Study

The Sexological Worldview Development Inventory (SWDI) has been developed as a way to measure a person’s response to individuals whose perspective on sexuality is different than one’s own. The SWDI is currently in a second pilot study phase to determine its validity as a measurement tool. We would like your help!

If you are over the age of 18 and have 20-30 minutes of free time, please go to this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DHTML9Y and take our survey. If you know other people who also might be interested, please pass this information on to them! For questions, you may contact the primary investigator at jasitron@widener.edu, or Widener University’s Institutional Review Board at 610-499-4110.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!

Justin A. Sitron, PhD
Associate Professor
Widener University
Center for Human Sexuality Studies