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The Reading List for Feb 25, 2013: The health edition

This edition of The Reading List is all about sexual health.

– If you haven’t had the chance, check out Xtra’s recent coverage on sexual health issues. Nancy Irwin wrote a great piece on the rise of syphilis amongst men who have sex with men.

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– Andrea Houston reports on the rise of STI infections in large urban centres in Ontario.  

– Over at The Atlantic, Alice Dreger, a professor of clinical medical humanities and bioethics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, looks at a recent report by the United Nations looking to repeal health practices such as “genital normalizing therapies” for individuals born with genitals that are sexually atypical. Read it.

– And if you’re interested in healthcare practices and issues, prideHealth is holding a Trans* Community Forum next week. In partnership with the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health (CPATH), prideHealth is hosting a discussion on ways to expand access to healthcare for the trans community. The event happens March 6 in the Parker Reception Room at the IWK. For more information, contact prideHealth at 902-473-1433 or pridehealth@cdha.nshealth.ca.

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