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What are the top locations that instigate a one-night stand?

A survey involving 10,121 members of casual dating site saucydates.com determined the locations where couples partaking in a one-night stand first meet. The survey found that bars and nightclubs are not the only locations to find free sex. In fact, these only account for 23% of all one night stands.

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So you’re looking for a quickie; where do you go to better your chances of picking up?

A survey involving 10,121 members of casual dating site saucydates.com determined the locations where couples partaking in a one-night stand first meet. The report also showed the difference between countries with respect to percentage of people who have had a one night stand, and among those that did, how many one-night stands they had.

The dating site specifically asked:

  1. Have you ever had a one-night stand?
  2. How many one-night stands have you had?
  3. What location(s) did you meet your one-night stand(s)?

The survey found that bars and nightclubs are not the only locations to find free sex. In fact, these only account for 23% of all one night stands. And so, as per the survey, “if you start at a bar, walk through the street and end your night at popular hotel, you will (increase your chances of picking up to) a massive 40%; and you can boost that to 47% if you use public transport at the start of the evening.”

According to David Minns, founder of saucydates.com: “I was shocked to see that the street was the number one location for meeting a one-night stand, significantly higher than any dating app.”

Respondents concluded the following venues instigated one night stands:

 


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The country most open to one-night stands is the UK (77%) by quite some way. However, the US, Germany and Cyprus all average more one-night stands per person (8) and top the charts over every other country in the survey. In Asia and the Pacific, Singapore (31%), China (29%), India (54%) and Malaysia (52%) are among the countries with respondents claiming to have had (a big percentage of) one-night stands.

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LGBT teens use e-cigarettes more than straight peers, survey says

Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender teens have substantially higher rates of e-cigarette use than straight youth, with these teens far more likely to say they had vaped or smoked in the past 30 days than their straight or questioning counterparts.

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender teens have substantially higher rates of e-cigarette use than straight youth – at least in Ohio, with the Ohio Department of Health reporting that teens who described themselves as LGB were far more likely to say they had vaped or smoked in the past 30 days than their straight or questioning counterparts in a Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey taken during the 2016-2017 school year.

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Meanwhile, those who described themselves as transgender or gender nonconforming were far more likely to vape or smoke than their male and female peers. Transgender teens used e-cigarettes at twice the rate of males or females.

Among the reasons cited for the use of e-cigarettes and even traditional cigarettes is to cope with the stress and anxiety; in the case of LGBTQIA people, when faced with social stigma. Also, similar risky behaviors may be picked as youths try to find a community where they feel accepted.

Better information about the health effects of e-cigarettes are said to be therefore needed, with emphasis on the difficulty of giving up nicotine the moment its consumption is started, similar to traditional cigarette use.

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Over half of Filipinas feel having children affected their career opportunities

Women and young mothers in the Philippines find themselves leaving their jobs thanks to a lack of adequate parent-friendly working arrangements, subpar employee benefits, and poor work-life balance.

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Women and young mothers in the Philippines find themselves leaving their jobs thanks to a lack of adequate parent-friendly working arrangements, subpar employee benefits, and poor work-life balance, according to Monster.com’s annual #SheMakesItWork survey.

Additionally, more than 50% of mothers surveyed said they believe their career has been hindered or “somewhat” affected by their decision to have children. Perhaps contributing to this are levels of discrimination in the workplace, where 21% of women said they have been labelled as “too emotional”, and 19% don’t feel like they are taken seriously in the workplace. Beyond this, 18% of women said they had been questioned about their desire or plans to have children during job interviews.

The study, which surveyed over 2,600 respondents across the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia aimed to identify challenges women and mothers face in the workplace, in line with Mother’s Day. It also aimed to raise attention to these issues for employers, who might want to consider more family-friendly arrangements to aid in increasing retention and lowering overall attrition of the female workforce.

A lack of flexible working arrangements (32%) and struggling to balance demands from clients and colleagues as well as family life (58%) were some of the answers provided by working women and new mothers when asked about challenges faced at work.

New mothers felt anxious about leaving their infants at home, with only a minority of respondents reporting that their companies offered benefits such as medical benefits and compensation (28%), adjusted work schedules (28%), lactation rooms at the workplace (9%) and child day care centers at work (5%).

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To combat this, respondents suggested solutions such as flexible work arrangements tailored to the mothers’ needs (37%), efficient communication with mothers about leave policies (17%), and a transition period consisting of reduced workload (16%).

However, the majority of respondents were happily able to utilize flexible working hours with their current employers (61%), although this did not include working from home options, with 44% unable to do so.

“Although respondents in the Philippines had the highest number of respondents able to utilise flexible working options in Southeast Asia, there is still room for improvement to better support and manage the workloads for working mothers. This is reflected by the fact that over 50% of working Filipina women surveyed feel that they miss out on crucial career milestones after having children,” said Abhijeet Mukherjee, CEO, Monster.com – APAC & Gulf. “Women are an integral component of the Philippines’ working population and many either choose or need to work to support their families. If companies make an effort to build an inclusive culture which supports women and working mothers, they will see a marked improvement in their retention rates.”

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Despite best intentions, nurses still have gaps in healthcare provision for trans people

Even when nurse practitioners (NPs) have good intentions, the services they deliver to trans people may still be tinged with discrimination and bias.

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Even when nurse practitioners (NPs) have good intentions, the services they deliver to trans people may still be tinged with discrimination and bias.

This is according to “Nurse Practitioner Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs When Caring for Transgender People”, a study by Catherine Paradiso and Robin M. Lally, and published in Transgender Health.

Paradiso and Lally noted that discrimination toward trans people continues to be widespread. In the healthcare industry, discrimination and bias may not be intentional, and yet still “contributes to and supports the disparity in care.”

The study eyed to explore NP knowledge, attitudes and beliefs when working with trans people and to inform about practitioner education needs. To do this, the researchers used a qualitative descriptive design to explore NP experiences. Focused semistructured interviews were conducted in 2016 with 11 (N=11) NPs in the northeastern US who represent various years of experience and encounters with trans patients. These interviews explored NP knowledge attitudes and beliefs when caring for trans patients and described their overall experiences in rendering care in the clinical setting. These interviews were professionally transcribed and analyzed independently and jointly by two investigators using conventional content analysis.

For this study, four main themes and six subthemes were identified: personal and professional knowledge gaps, fear and uncertainty, caring with intention and pride, and creating an accepting environment.

The NPs in this study perceived gaps in their knowledge that threaten their ability to deliver quality, patient-centered care to trans patients, despite their best intentions.

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According to the researchers, the findings show that “despite a desire to provide care, lack of experience with and education about trans healthcare limit NPs in their role, potentially causing them to be among the group of providers who unintentionally support existing disparities.”

Barriers to quality care include the following: (1) reluctance of trans patients to disclose gender identity when receiving medical care, (2) insufficient numbers of competent providers to care for LGBTQ issues, (3) insurance and policy barriers, (4) lack of culturally appropriate prevention services, and (5) discrimination.

Obviously, these findings have implications for changes in nursing practice, education, and research; in turn, the researchers stressed that these vital gaps need to be addressed in the healthcare provision for trans people.

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Argentina approves bill to move closer to increase access to safe and legal abortion

Most of the women who are hospitalized and die from complications from unsafe abortion are poor, Roman Catholics, married, with at least three children, and have at least a high school education. 

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The bill allowing women to terminate pregnancies up to 14 weeks has been approved by Argentina’s lower house of Congress.  Currently, abortion is allowed on grounds of rape, risk to life of the woman and severe malformation of the fetus.

“This is great news. Argentina has approved the bill paving legal reforms to increase access to safe and legal abortion and members of the upper house have also announced their support for the measure. Thanks to the women’s rights groups who have staged large rallies various parts of the country,” said Atty. Clara Rita Padilla, Executive Director of EnGendeRights and spokesperson of the Philippine Safe Abortion Advocacy Network (PINSAN).

“This step is significant in helping save lives of women in Argentina.  In the past, there was a young Argentinian girl who was refused an abortion whose baby died soon after birth and who eventually died too.  Just in May, Ireland paved the way to increase access to abortion in its historic referendum.  The Irish citizens overwhelmingly voted 66.4% to repeal the 8th amendment to its constitution clearly manifesting respect for women’s right to decide and a significant step to save women’s lives and freedom from disability resulting from denial of access to safe and legal abortion,” Atty. Padilla emphasized.

In the Philippines, in August 2016, a 21-year old Filipino woman with dwarfism condition who became pregnant as a result of the rape died a day after her risky childbirth due to complications resulting from her dwarfism condition.  Her mother lamented that her daughter might still be alive had her daughter been able to access safe and legal abortion.

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“Because of lack of access to safe and legal abortion in the Philippines, in 2012, there were about three Filipino women who died every day from complications from unsafe abortion.  Many women report being treated inhumanely when they are rushed to the hospitals to get treatment for complications for their self-induced abortions.  And because of the restrictive abortion law and judgment passed on women, it is not only the women who induce abortions who are treated harshly but also women who suffer complications from spontaneous abortions, miscarriages after being beaten by their abusive husbands, and fetal death.  I hope our representatives in Congress and the executive and judicial branches of the Philippine government will realize how these human rights violations are so pervasive in our society and they just simply can’t turn a blind eye on this important issue.  I hope the Philippines will follow this global liberalization on abortion laws and soon decriminalize abortion since presently abortion is only recognized in our country to save the woman’s life and for medical necessity based on a 1961 supreme Court decision,” added Atty. Padilla.

Abortion is common in the Philippines with about 70 women inducing abortion every hour and about 11 women hospitalized every hour from unsafe abortion complications in 2012.  The number of women who have induced abortion in 2018 would be significantly higher since the number of women inducing abortion increases proportionally with the growing Philippine population.

Unsafe abortion is the third leading cause of maternal death and is a leading cause of hospitalizations.

There are various reasons why Filipino women undergo abortion. Filipino women induce abortion due to various reasons such as:

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 Economic

  • inability to afford the cost of raising a child or an additional child –75% of the women
  • too soon (having enough children or their pregnancy came too soon after their last birth) – more than half of the women

Age/Too young – 46% were women younger than 25

Health risks –  nearly one-third of the women

Rape – 13% of the women

Pregnancy not supported by Partner/Family – one-third of the women

Most of the women who are hospitalized and die from complications from unsafe abortion are poor, Roman Catholics, married, with at least three children, and have at least a high school education.  Poor women comprise two-thirds of those who induce abortion, using riskier abortion methods, thus disproportionately experiencing severe complications — clearly showing that lack of access to safe abortion is a social justice issue.

The archaic Spanish colonial law on abortion in our 1930 Revised Penal Code has not decreased the number of women who induce abortion rather it has made it dangerous for women who resort to clandestine and unsafe abortion.

“This 2018, the Philippines is supposed to report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee), the United Nations treaty monitoring body tasked to monitor Philippine compliance with the CEDAW Convention, what steps it has done to legalize abortion since this was one of two priority issues identified by the CEDAW Committee in its 2016 CEDAW Committee Concluding Observations. This is why I’m traveling to Geneva in July to discuss our concerns with the CEDAW Committee,” said Atty. Padilla.

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Predominantly Catholic countries have liberalized their laws on abortion including Spain in 2010 with Prime Minister Zapatero at the helm of legalizing abortion on request during the first 14 weeks of the pregnancy and thereafter on specific grounds and countries such as Belgium, France, and Italy allow abortion upon a woman’s request; Poland allows abortion to protect a woman’s life and physical health and in cases of rape, incest, and fetal impairment; Hungary allows abortion up to 12 weeks of gestation;  Portugal allows abortion up to 10 weeks of gestation; Brazil on certain grounds.

Almost all former Spanish colonies, mostly with predominant Catholic populations, have liberalized their laws on abortion such as Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela, allowing abortion on certain grounds leaving the Philippines to contend with its antiquated colonial Spanish law.  Mexico City, a predominantly Catholic city, even provides safe and legal abortion for free.  In 2017, then former head of state of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, strongly campaigned to relax their abortion law. Only six countries are left with a total ban on abortion particularly, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Malta and Dominican Republic.

Other countries with constitutional protection of the life the unborn from conception allow abortion under certain exceptions such as Hungary (up to 12 weeks of gestation), Costa Rica, South Africa, Slovak Republic, Poland (risk to woman’s life and health, rape, fetal impairment), and Kenya.

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Lesbian, bi women may be more likely to develop diabetes due to stress-related exposures

A study involving 94,250 women across the US found that lesbian and bi women were more likely than heterosexual women to develop type 2 diabetes during the course of the 24-year study follow up.

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A study involving 94,250 women across the US found that lesbian and bi women were more likely than heterosexual women to develop type 2 diabetes during the course of the 24-year study follow up.

The co-authored study (“Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Among Lesbian, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Women: Findings from the Nurses’ Health Study II”) was led by Heather L. Corliss, and was published in Diabetes Care.

The researchers investigated incidence of type 2 diabetes in lesbian and bi women and heterosexual women in a large, longitudinal US cohort. Specifically, the team analyzed survey results dating back to 1989 from women participating in the Nurses’ Health Study II, which is one of the largest investigations into the risk factors for major chronic diseases in women.

All women involved were between the ages 24 to 44 at the start of the study and were assessed for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes every other year to identify incidence, from 1989 to 2013. The women self-identified their sexual orientation. Of the participants, 1,267 identified as lesbian or bi and 92,983 identified as heterosexual. Diabetes was assessed by self-reported clinician diagnosis.

The researchers found over that 24-year time period that lesbian and bi women had a 27% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than heterosexual women. In 2013, 6,399 women had developed type 2 diabetes with lesbian and bisexual women having a 22% greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

They also found that lesbian and bisexual women developed type 2 diabetes at younger ages than heterosexual women, and that a higher body mass index in lesbian and bi women was an important contributor to the disparities.

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“Given the significantly higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes before age 50 years among lesbian and bi women, and their potentially longer duration of living with type 2 diabetes, LB women may also be more likely to experience complications compared with heterosexual women,” the researchers wrote in the paper.

Now, and “despite inconclusive findings”, the researchers stated that “there is a reason to suspect that lesbian and bi women may have disparities in chronic physical health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, because they are more likely than heterosexual women to have risk factors such as obesity, tobacco smoking, heavy alcohol drinking and stress-related exposures.”

Stress is an important consideration here because stress related to discrimination, violence victimization and psychological distress continue to be reportedly higher for lesbian and bi women, and these factors may contribute to higher rates of health-related issues for them.

The researchers recommend addressing behavioral factors, such as physical activity, sedentary behavior and dietary intake, but they stressed that “focusing on these factors alone may not be sufficient to eliminate lesbian and bi women’s disparities in chronic disease.”

As such, “enhanced public health and clinical efforts to prevent, detect and manage obesity and type 2 diabetes among lesbian and bi women – along with improved access to care – are crucial needs.”

The researchers also recommending expanding research into sexual orientation-related differences in disease management and on the overall health of lesbian and bi women to get vital understanding on the implications of disease on their subsequent health risks and prognosis.”

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Many parents unsure of talking about sex with LGBT kids

A study – which included 44 parents of LGBT teens between the ages of 13 and 17 – noted how parents faced many challenges in trying to educate their teens about sex, including their general discomfort in talking about it, and feeling unable to offer accurate advice about safe LGBT sex.

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Uneasy and uninformed.

That is apparently how many parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens feel when it comes to talking to them about sex and dating, according to a study published in Sexuality Research and Social Policy.

The study – which included 44 parents of LGBT teens between the ages of 13 and 17 – noted how parents faced many challenges in trying to educate their teens about sex, including their general discomfort in talking about it, and feeling unable to offer accurate advice about safe LGBT sex.

According to Michael Newcomb, who is the associate director for scientific development at Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, and who authored the study, parents play an important role in helping their children learn how to have healthy sexual relationships.

But with the struggle in discussing this with their LGBT teens, it is worth stressing that “we need resources to help all parents – regardless of their child’s sexual orientation or gender identity – overcome the awkwardness and discomfort that can result from conversations about sexual health.”

Specifically, if programs can be designed to strengthen the communications – thus the relationships – between parents and their LGBT children, this could have a tremendous impact on LGBT teens’ health and wellbeing.

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