California reduces penalties for knowingly infecting someone with HIV

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that reduces the crime from a felony to a misdemeanor

Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill — authored by two openly homosexual legislators — that reduces the crime of a person knowingly infecting another person with HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor. The bill, SB 239, also removes the felony classification for intentionally donating AIDS-infected blood and makes it a misdemeanor. Penalties are … [Read more...]

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CDC: Sexually-transmitted diseases reach all-time high in U.S.

There were more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported nationwide in 2016, "the highest number ever," according to the CDC’s annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report

Sexually transmitted diseases rose to an all-time high in the United States last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week, creating a threat that’s challenging the health field. There were more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported nationwide in 2016. That was "the highest number ever," according to the CDC’s annual … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis establishes new theological institute for marriage and family

Motu proprio changes the legal status of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, making it a theological institute charged with studying marriage and the family from a scientific perspective

On Tuesday Pope Francis issued a new motu proprio changing the legal status of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, making it a theological institute charged with studying marriage and the family from a scientific perspective. The motu proprio, titled “Summa Familiae Cura,” meaning “Highest Care of Families,” was published Sept. 19 and officially established … [Read more...]

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Sex in accord with reason

What the Aka and Ngandu people of the tropical forests of central Africa can teach us

An article published in 2012 in The Atlantic described the sexual practices of the Aka and Ngandu people who live in the tropical forests of central Africa. Researchers Barry and Bonnie Hewlett, anthropologists from Washington State University, found that married Aka and Ngandu men and women consistently reported having sex multiple times in a single night. They also discovered … [Read more...]

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