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Volume 2 Issue 3 Winter 2010

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Letter from the Chair in Sexual Health
The American Psychiatric Association has concluded a first step in revising the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association by releasing proposed new classifications and criteria for the next revision of the DSM. At the same time, the World Health Organization is undergoing its own process of revising its International Classifications of Diseases (ICD).
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DSM-5 proposed revisions announced
On February 10, 2010, the American Psychiatric Association released the proposed draft of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The proposed diagnostic criteria will be available for public comment until April 20, 2010.
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DSM-5
How do you define “sex”?
A new study from the Kinsey Institute published in the journal Sexual Health shows that people do not agree on the definition of the term “had sex.” These findings reinforce the need for clear and precise communication around sexual topics by health care providers, researchers, educators, and parents.

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Parents should talk with their kids early and often about sex
A recent Harvard study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that parent are waiting too long to discuss important sexual topics with their children. In the study more than 40% of adolescents had become sexually active before their parents broached the subjects of condom use, birth control, and sexually transmitted infections.
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Gay marriage now legal in Washington DC
On March 3, 2010, same-sex marriage became legal in Washington DC. The district joins Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont in granting marriage licenses to gay couples.
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Research & Education  
Walter Bockting, PhD, joins IOM LBGT health committee
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, a resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues, has appointed Walter Bockting, PhD, to a new project that will focus on health care and medical research for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. The IOM selects only the top medical scientists for its committee work and . . .
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Bean Robinson, PhD, visits Cuba and activist Mariela Castro
Bean Robinson, PhD, had the rare opportunity to travel to Cuba recently. After a difficult two-year application process, a group of 24 people from Temple Christ Church received approval to travel throughout the country to meet with religious, artistic, cultural, and social services organizations. The group traveled to Havana, Matanzas, Guantanamo, and Santiago.
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AGHO advisory committee
Research to prevent HIV in the Somali community receives additional funds
The PHS research project Opening Pandora’s Box: Somali Women, Sexuality, and HIV/STD Prevention
was awarded additional funding in February 2010 through a Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy (IDEA) Multicultural Research Awards from the University of Minnesota’s Office of the Vice President . . .
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Ahmed Jama Robinson
People  
Sandra Leiblum, PhD, a pioneer in modern sex therapy and research has died
Sandra Leiblum, PhD, a pioneer in modern sex therapy and research died on January 28, 2010. Described as vibrant, generous, and irrepressible, she will be missed by colleagues and friends. Leiblum had a distinguished career that included more than 130 published research articles, 10 books, distinguished awards, and
. . .
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Welcome new PHS staff
PHS welcomes the newest additions to our team:
Preston Blaine, Lauren McGinty, J. Laine Monhkern, Rebecca Noothed, Amiee Tubbs, PsyD.
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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 April 14, 2010. Eli Coleman, PhD, will present “Impulsive/Compulsive Sexual Behavior: A Case Presentation." 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

John Money inaugural lecture in pediatric sexology featuring Joycelyn Elders, MD
SAVE THE DATE of MAY 7, 2010 - Joycelyn Elders, MD, will kick off the John Money Lecture in Pediatric Sexology Series. Event details to follow. READ MORE

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