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Entries by Philip N. Cohen from 12/2009

What Ails Black Women, Part 3: Discrimination And Repercussions

| Posted 12.01.2009 | Healthy Living

Racial inequality is both individual and collective. The crushing levels of incarceration and police repression that Black men endure take a toll on Black communities and families as well.

The 'Sex Talk': Teaching Too Late (Education Before Infection)

| Posted 12.09.2009 | Healthy Living

Even when parents make an effort to talk to their kids about sex, adolescents' sexual experience is often a step ahead of them. The disconnect has emotional consequences and serious health implications.

Infertility Inequality

| Posted 12.15.2009 | Healthy Living

The haves have less infertility than the have-nots, which is not surprising considering its causes include poor overall health condition, smoking and obesity.

And Now a List of Films by ... Men

| Posted 12.16.2009 | Entertainment

On receiving her lifetime achievement award at the Women in Film and Television Awards, Dame Helen Mirren paused to comment on sexism in the film industry.

Is the Recession Really Saving Marriages?

| Posted 12.19.2009 | Healthy Living

If it's true that the husband's job loss especially increases stress on a marriage - as previous research suggests - we may yet see that emerge for the current crisis. If not, maybe something has changed.

The World's Gender Declaration?

| Posted 12.23.2009 | World

A major summit meeting In Istanbul among representatives from 65 countries culminated in the adoption of a declaration that calls for "worldwide efforts to achieve gender equality and empower women.

Where the Youngest Die More

| Posted 12.26.2009 | Healthy Living

A recent CDC report finds that the U.S. lags seriously behind almost all European countries on two key indicators of women and children's health: preterm births and infant mortality.

Welfare Doesn't Keep Up

| Posted 12.29.2009 | Politics

The Obama stimulus plan included $5 billion to help states cover increasing TANF costs expected with the recession, but only $1 billion has so far come through.