Sex Education: Lessons I Should Have Learned In School

By Huma Munshi Sex education in my school consisted of experimenting with putting a condom on a cucumber and watching a video of a woman giving birth. This was met with embarrassed giggling from my peers and awkward glances. At home, we would never dream of discussing sex or relationships. My parents were old school… Read More

The Rite to Mutilate Children

by Greta Solomon The unspoken practice of female genital mutilation is undermining efforts to create safe motherhood in the developing world. Amber (not her real name) was officially welcomed into her Ethiopian community at the age of eight, when her mother pinned her down and instructed a professional circumciser to slice off her genitalia. Battling… Read More