Category Sexuality

Methadone Access in Prisons: Stop Strip-Searching

Matt Bonn and Martha Paynter oppose the routine strip-searching of people incarcerated in Nova Scotia prisons who have been administered methadone.

Occupational Health in Porn Production: New Frameworks

Valerie Webber asks whether familiar ethical frameworks of recreational sex and of occupational health and safety are useful ways of thinking about fair labour standards in the porn industry.

A Trans Man’s Right to be Recognized as a Father

Celeste E. Orr criticizes the UK ruling that denies a trans father, Freddy McConnell, the right to be named as a father on his child’s birth certificate after giving birth.

Consent, Care, and the Caster Semenya Controversy

Celeste E. Orr analyzes how the International Association of Athletics Federations has perversely co-opted progressive discourses in order to impose discriminatory policies on athletes like Caster Semenya.

Thicker than Water: Slow Movement on Blood Policy

Landon J. Getz provides an update on Canadian Blood Services’ progress in updating outmoded policies on gay blood donation.

Transgender Women, Breastfeeding and Drug Regimens

Martha Paynter reasons that the parent-infant benefits of breastfeeding/chestfeeding outweigh concerns about drug regimens that facilitate transgender women’s lactation.

A Reflection on Blood Donation Policy in Canada

Landon J. Getz reflects on the current sexual abstention period within Canada for blood donations by men who have sex with men.