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Talking to Girls and Young Women about S-E-X

Talking to Girls and Young Women about S-E-X

May 8, 2017

“[Girls] have told by society that sex is great but that’s not their experience. They don’t know how to talk about that disconnect, there’s a certain amount of shame that shuts down their voice….for me, sexual empowerment for girls is helping them to find a voice in their sexual relationships.” In a compelling TED Talk […]

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The Politics of Pee

The Politics of Pee

March 2, 2017

Rolling Back Federal Protections for Transgender Students In late February the Trump administration revoked federal guidelines that require schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice rather than the one corresponding to the gender listed on their birth certificate. ASHA president and CEO Lynn B. Barclay points out that while laws […]

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Experts Suggest Little to Worry about in Study Linking HSV2 and Autism

Experts Suggest Little to Worry about in Study Linking HSV2 and Autism

March 2, 2017

CNN and other outlets have run articles on a recently published paper linking high levels of antibody to herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2, the main cause of genital herpes) in pregnant women with an increased risk their baby will later be found to have autism. The authors of the paper believe the potential link […]

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What’s in a Word?

What’s in a Word?

February 22, 2017

Cisgender? Transgender? Intersex? There’s much to talk about in sexual health and ASHA sorts out the terminology.

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Beyond the Carnal Tango

Beyond the Carnal Tango

February 22, 2017

ASHA’s podcast features a conversation on men’s sexual health with ASHA board member Dr. Abe Morgentaler.

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Advocate for Women’s Rights with ASHA

Advocate for Women’s Rights with ASHA

February 16, 2017

Get involved! Become an Ambassador and help us spread the word about positive, safe, and scientifically-based sexual health for women.

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Why We Need to Talk to Girls about Sex

Why We Need to Talk to Girls about Sex

February 15, 2017

Check out this Tedx Talks video on the importance of talking to adolescent girls about sex.

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Tips To Keep Incontinence From Interfering With Your Sex Life

Tips To Keep Incontinence From Interfering With Your Sex Life

February 1, 2017

If you struggle with incontinence and have concerns about leaking during sex, you’re not alone. The American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD) reports that one in three women with stress incontinence avoids sex due to fears of leaking during intercourse or orgasm. But incontinence during sex doesn’t have to be an issue.  Below are some tips […]

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