Hi! We’re the Sex Guides! We’re a couple of tag team columnists: Tasha Riley, Education Program Coordinator and Heidi Morgan, Helpline Coordinator. We both work for AIDS Vancouver. We are totally passionate about education and sharing what we know. What we know is that some people worry too much and some not enough when it comes to HIV transmission and risk.
Canadians are busy congratulating themselves on a new study that shows a dramatic decline in the rate of teen pregnancies.
The study from the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada, based on Statistics Canada figures, found that teen pregnancies decreased by nearly 37 per cent nationally and 35 per cent in British Columbia in the 10-year period between 1996 and 2006.
The pill ironically turned 50 on of all days Mother's Day this year.
The golden anniversary of this pill that radically evolved the social and political perceptions of women's sexual health highlights that even though society has come a long way to respecting the sexual freedoms and autonomy of women, it still has a long way to go.