Category Gender & Sexuality

Patient Trust in Doctors and Its Impact on Medical Decision-Making: A Study of Attitudes Toward the HPV Vaccine among College Students

Catherine Cochran, Guest Writer INTRODUCTION There is a large body of literature highlighting the importance of trust in doctor-patient relationships. A number of scholars have noted the association between patient trust in doctors and good doctor-patient relationships.[i] These studies indicate that good communication leads to a higher quality of care, as patients are more likely […]

Social Media and Women’s Rights

Laura Clevenger, Staff Writer “Women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights.” When Hillary Rodham Clinton proclaimed these words at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995 this was a radical idea. Women’s rights were seen as separate from foreign policy—a private issue far from the global society […]

Texas Abortion Legislation Impacts Already Vulnerable Border Population

Laura Clevenger, Staff Writer Texas state lawmakers made pregnancy termination more challenging and more expensive in July by passing one of the strictest abortion measures in the country. The new law will ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and hold clinics to the same standards as hospital-style surgical centers. Democrat Wendy Davis brought the […]

Bumsters and Prostitutes: Intersectionality at Work

Jasmine Boutros NYU Abu Dhabi 2014 prostitute [pros-ti-toot, tyoot] noun a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money; whore; harlot bumster [bum-stir] noun unemployed young men who try to hassle and hustle female tourists into giving them their money in exchange for sexual intercourse Common to the beach resort area of many developing countries, […]

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