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Sex and the Cardiac Patient Should Not Be a Taboo Subject (Forbes)
Consensus statements from both the American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology are encouraging physicians to “get over” their embarrassment and counsel patients about sex, specifically when to resume having it, recommended positions and methods, and alternatives to intercourse. The statement acknowledges the concerns expressed by cardiac patients of all genders as well as the barriers physicians face to initiating such a discussion.
FBI Crackdown Nabs Pimps, Rescues Children (CNN)
On Monday, the FBI announced its latest efforts to end child prostitution. The nationwide operation boasts impressive numbers: 150 pimps arrested, 105 teenagers rescued, and 129 seizures of cash, rugs, vehicles, and firearms in 76 cities by 230 law enforcement units.
Louisiana Sodomy Sting: How Invalidated Sex Laws Still Lead To Arrests (Time)
Despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court deemed sodomy laws unconstitutional in 2003, male undercover cops in East Baton Rouge, La., have arrested at least 12 men since 2011 for agreeing to have sex with them. While the Sheriff’s office originally claimed ignorance of the Supreme Court ruling, a newer official statement is apologetic and indicates the state’s sodomy laws have been “deemed unenforceable.” Several other states have kept such laws on the books, and this case shows how they can continue to be dangerous — a fact gay rights activists feel should be discussed.
Nurses Claim Wilmington, Del., Planned Parenthood Never Notified Women of STDs (NBC Philadelphia)
Three former employees of a Delaware Planned Parenthood clinic are arguing that the facility is unsafe, and its staff under-trained and unprofessional. The women claim that patient privacy is jeopardized; women did not receive medicines they needed; and up to 200 people were never informed of positive test results for sexually transmitted infections. This is not the first time the clinic has come under fire, having received past citations from both the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the state health department.