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Choice Reads

Thanks for checking out Choice Reads – a blog about what’s happening around health caresex ed and reproductive rights nationally and in southwest Ohio. Check back often for in-depth interviews with subject matter experts, stories of impact, ways you can get involved or just to learn something new!

Let’s talk about Lizzo’s new song

We couldn’t be more excited for what this predicts about the future of discourse on body positivity, the reclamation of rock n’ roll by the Black community, and women’s liberation.

Aug. 17, 2021

Happy Pride!

Even in a month dedicated to sexuality and liberation, there are so many myths that I, a certified health educator, consistently find myself debunking. I can’t blame anyone for the confusion… common sources of education aren’t talking about it nearly enough! But, equality includes education, so let’s bust all the myths around anal sex!

June 23, 2021

So what should a vagina smell like?

We’ve seen “smell good” tips on Tik Tok, we’ve read about it in articles and we’ve debated about it in hygiene aisles, but how shouldyou smell down there?

May 20, 2021

Black Maternal Health—We talked about it. Now what? 
What you can do to make sure the conversation keeps going 

Black women and Black people that give birth in Southwest Ohio deserve to feel safe, respected and supported when they become a mother or have a child. To ensure we’re preserving that right, we have to work together to make it happen. 

April 29, 2021

State Sanctioned Violence—Let’s talk about it (TW: Police Violence, Mental Health)

These past few weeks have weighed heavily on our hearts as we witness even more instances of violence against Black people, predominantly unarmed Black men and other people of color, at the hands of police. 

April 27, 2021

Endo Awareness Month

This month is Endometriosis Awareness Month and despite there being around 200 million people in the world who are diagnosed with the uterine condition, the signs and symptoms of Endometriosis (Endo) are often missed or overlooked entirely. Awareness months help change that. Read more...

March 30, 2021

A candid conversation: Getting real about COVID and Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities

Unfortunately, individuals with disabilities are often left out of important conversations about relationships and sexual health.  This exclusion yields many negative effects; creating a gap in the way they are included in conversations, and how often they are considered when problems arise. Read more...

March 30, 2021

Happy Single's Awareness Day!

So you made it through Valentine’s Day…congrats! For some it was magical and romantic or just a good excuse to hustle chocolate out of a partner. For others, it was a warm reminder that your Romance Department…may be lacking. Regardless, it’s over and now we are highlighting an extremely important cause—Singles Awareness Day

Feb. 15, 2021

The State of Sex Education

“My first memories of school-sanctioned sex ed all revolve around shame. It wasn’t until I got to college that I was taught it could be a beautiful and empowering topic with unique experiences for everyone."

Feb. 8, 2021