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Volume 2 Issue 4 Spring 2010

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Letter from the Chair in Sexual Health
On June 2-3, 1970, the first Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) seminar was held at the University of Minnesota, and the Program in Human Sexuality was born. This June, forty years later, the PHS faculty just completed our course in human sexuality required for all first-year medical students, which included a SAR seminar.
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Keith & Virginia Laken

PHS celebrates 40 years
What began on June 2, 1970, with the first Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) in Minnesota quickly grew into a world-renowned center specializing in human sexuality. You are invited to join us in Minneapolis, MN, on October 1 - 2, 2010, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of PHS.
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PHS 40th
New book about SAR in MN
A new book, SAR Sexual Attitude Reassessment Seminars: A Retrospective of SAR Early Years in Minnesota, has been written by former PHS faculty about the founding and development of the unique educational program SAR.

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SAR book

Gender specialist Katherine Rachlin, PhD, visits U of M
Katherine Rachlin, PhD, visited the University of Minnesota campus on March 26, 2010, to deliver the key note address "Challenging Assumptions About Identity Expression" at a LGBTQ mental health conference. PHS hosted her for an informal talk with faculty and staff.
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New guidelines for Passport gender change
On June 9, 2010, the US State Department announced a new policy regarding changing gender designation on passport documentation and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad. In the new guidelines proof of genital reconstruction surgery is no longer a requirement for a passport gender designation change.
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Passport

Supreme Court rules in favor of civil commitment
On May 17, 2010, the US Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Government has the right under the Constitution to detain individuals that are deemed to be “sexually dangerous” beyond the completion of their criminal sentence.
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Photo credit: Franz Jantzen, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court
Research & Education 
Joycelyn Elders joins PHS to advance sexual health education
With your help, we can work to create a sexually healthy world. Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, MD, is teaming up with the PHS to advance comprehensive science-based sexual health education.
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Elders

Inaugural U of M John Money Lecture
On May 7, 2010, former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, MD, delivered the first John Money Lecture in Pediatric Sexology at the University of Minnesota.
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Money Lecture
People 
Rev. Dr. James Siefkes receives AASECT Humanitarian Award
On June 5, 2010, Rev. Dr. James “Jim” Siefkes, a founder of PHS, was awarded the Humanitarian Award by American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) at their 42nd Conference “Bridging Educational, Medical, and Clinical Issues in Sexology” in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Siefkes

Eli Coleman, PhD, invited to CDC sexual health consultation
April 28-29, 2010, Eli Coleman, PhD, participated in a technical consultation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on “Promoting a Public Health Approach to Sexual Health in the United States.” This effort will help to articulate the initiatives for a national strategy to advance sexual health and revitalize the Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior
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Coleman

Bean Robinson, PhD, honored with Faculty Mentor Award
Bean Robinson, PhD, was honored with the Faculty Mentor Award presented by the PHS postdoctoral fellows at the Family Medicine and Community Health Commencement on June 9, 2010.
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Robinson

Upcoming Events
You are invited to monthly PHS faculty research presentations

The PHS faculty invite you to explore the latest in sexual health research on July 14, 2010, Sharon Lund, PhD, will present “From Their Perspectives . . . East African-born Men Living with HIV/AIDS in Minnesota." Join us from 12 - 1 PM at PHS, 1300 South 2nd Street, Room 142, Minneapolis, MN 55454. To reserve your seat or to request notice of future presentations, please email phsresearch@umn.edu READ MORE

PHS 40th anniversary celebration
Join us in Minneapolis, MN, on October 1 - 2, 2010, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of PHS READ MORE

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