What’s Current: Study reveals a rise in women reporting fear and unexpected choking during sex

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  • A recent study by Debby Herbenick, a professor and sex researcher at the Indiana University School of Public Health, revealed a rise in choking during sex, with nearly a quarter of adult women in the United States reporting fear during sex.
  • The first African summit on child marriage and female genital mutilation happened in Senegal last week, where the deputy grand imam of al-Azhar issued a fatwa against child marriage and female genital mutilation. 
  • Iceland’s Parliament passed a law adding a third gender option to the National Registry. In addition, those under the age of 18 can change their gender on official documents. The legislation intended to protect intersex children from unnecessary surgery; however, those protections were not included in the final draft.
  • A football match for the newly-established women’s team in the Vatican was cancelled after players protested the Catholic Church’s stance on abortion and homosexuality. 
Mary Hickman
Mary Hickman

MARY HICKMAN HAS DONE VOICE WORK FOR THE ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR OF ​THE WAR AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM​ IN SOUTH KOREA. SHE IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A VOLUNTEER-RUN AUDIO PROJECT TO BRING AWARENESS TO FEMINIST WRITERS.

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