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September 18th, 2007     by Thea Lim     Comments

When Stacey May posted about, a pro-life website that claimed to be providing the straight facts on sex - but was really spewing pretty skewed info about pre-marital sex and cohabitation for straight girls - Tuval pointed out that even though isn’t one them, there are lots of great websites on the internet with real info about sexual health.

Add this one to the arsenal: the wonderfully named, a website for women who have sex with women, with detailed info on how STDs (including: syphilis! chlymadia! the now controversial HPV!) are transmitted between same-sex female couples.

It’s bad enough that in medicine the “regular” body is often defined as a male one, and any deviation (i.e. a female bod) is seen as an abnormality. But to top it off, sexual health info - and, let’s face it, all health info - is mostly written as if everybody’s straight (and white and has money and has…). A friend of mine once asked the head of gynaecology at a well-known Toronto hospital how HPV was passed from woman to woman, and the doctor was flabbergasted, saying “Honestly, I don’t know. No one’s ever asked me that question.” to the rescue!

Tags: activist report, body politics

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