Iran Official Calls for Sterilization of Sex Workers

Female sex workers and homeless drug addicts in Tehran should be “convinced” to undergo sterilization to prevent social problems, a deputy provincial governor in the Iranian capital said on Sunday.

Diabetes insulin injection (Reed Saxon / Associated Press)

Bay Area Doctor Opens Euthanasia Business

A Bay Area medical practitioner is opening up his own euthanasia practice, taking advantage of this Thursday’s implementation of California’s new physician-assisted suicide law.

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Adult Performers Protest ‘Porn Goggles,” Condoms

On Thursday, over one hundred adult performers planned to protest against mandatory condoms and “porn goggles” at an Oakland meeting of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health.


2016: 7th Graders Must Now Take Sex Ed

Now that 2016 has arrived, seventh grade students in California will be required to take sex ed–and to learn that gender identity is fluid.

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Columnist: SF’s ‘Needle Access’ Is a Disaster

San Francisco’s needle exchange program, which began in 1988 in an attempt to prevent, reduce and eventually thwart the spread of HIV among users, has spiraled out of control and into a public health disaster for inhabitants of the burgeoning city.

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Just as Obama Opens Relations, a New Strain of HIV Appears in Cuba

In the United States, fear of HIV has recently faded as treatments and awareness have caused some complacency with the disease. But a new, more virulent strain seems to be upsetting that complacency, and the source of this stronger version of the deadly virus is Cuba, the very nation that Obama wants opened up to American tourism.

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Two Male Porn Actors Contract HIV on Set in Nevada

Two male adult film actors tested positive for HIV this week, with officials speculating that one actor infected the other with the virus while having unprotected sex on a film shoot in Nevada. The incident marks the first time since 2004 that adult film performers contracted the virus on a film set.