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Speaking of Sex is a show that takes a fun yet unflinching look at sexuality and its important role in our life and relationships. This podcast features co-hosts Malaika and Nathan who bring a bit of edge and enjoyment to these sometimes embarrassing and

Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2006 12:44:55 PST


Abortion - In the Clinics, In the Courts

Wed, 15 Nov 2006 09:17:40 PST

Each year in America over a million women choose to end a pregnancy. In this show, our first in a two-part series, we focus on the medical and legal aspects of abortion. Nathan and Malaika talk with a Planned Parenthood clinician to get information about the two most common procedures: Aspiration Abortion and Medication Abortion. They also talk with Chris Charbonneau, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Western Washington, about many of the unnecessary legal restrictions that hinder people’s ability to get access to safe and affordable reproductive health services throughout the country.

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Gay Media Podcast

Fri, 23 Oct 2006 12:20:40 PST

Gay Media - In this episode of Speaking of Sex, Nathan and Malaika discus the role of media in telling the stories of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. Our co-hosts talk with actor Chad Allen about the challenges and rewards of coming out in today’s Hollywood. They also interview a librarian in Alaska about the controversy surrounding a children’s book that discuses homosexuality, and wrap up the show with a list of helpful LGBTQ resources.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections Podcast

Fri, 6 Oct 2006 14:44:55 PST

Sexually Transmitted Infections - Getting a sexually transmitted infection can be embarrassing, scary, or even painful. In this episode of Speaking of Sex, Malaika and Nathan separate fact from fiction as they take a trip to a Planned Parenthood clinic to talk with a clinician about symptoms, treatments, and prevention. They also share 5 tips for starting a conversation about with your partner about STIs.

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Emergency Contraception Update Podcast

Fri, 19 Sept 2006 14:44:55 PST

On August 24th the Food and Drug Administration approved Plan B (Emergency Contraception) for over-the-counter sales to people 18 and older. In this mini-update, Malaika and Nathan talk with Vanesa Cullins, the VP of Medical Affairs for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, about what this decision means for women and men who are wanting to prevent a pregnancy. They also preview some exciting upcoming shows and end with a request for listeners' stories.

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Emergency Contraception Podcast

Fri, 11 Aug 2006 14:44:55 PST

Also known as Plan B, emergency contraception has become another wedge issue on the American political landscape. Just what is Plan B? Where can you get it? And why are people arguing about it? This edition of "Speaking of Sex" sheds light on these questions with the help from Dr. Susan Wood, the former director of the Office of Women's Health for the FDA who resigned her position over the agency's decision to delay the approval of Plan B for over-the-counter sales.

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Relationships Podcast

Fri, 28 July 2006 14:44:55 PST

Relationships are powerful! Defining moments of our lives often occur within the context of a relationship. Looking into a partner's eyes and realizing for the first time that you are completely, hopeless in love; struggling with grief and loss after a relationship ends unexpectedly; these moments of transition create opportunities for reflection, affirmation and growth, molding us (for better or worse) into the people we are today. Our second podcast is a collection of relationship stories. We hope that by listening to other peoples' stories, you are entertained and enlightened about the dynamic power relationships have on your own life.

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Birth Control Podcast

Fri, 14 July 2006 12:44:55 PST

In our first podcast Malaika and Nathan take a sex quiz from Tim, a Planned Parenthood of Western Washington educator. What method of contraception works best for you? It's a grab bag of information! People on the street say what the word "protection" means to them. This is a great show for people that need updated information about the most current methods available.

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