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February 7, 2001 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What is broadly defined as "sexual content" has become more prevalent on television without any appreciable increase in discussion of potential consequences, though programs tend to be more responsible when teenagers are involved. Those are the central findings of a study presented Tuesday in Beverly Hills by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, Calif., which seeks to prod the media into disseminating safer-sex messages.
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February 7, 2001 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What is broadly defined as "sexual content" has become more prevalent on television without any appreciable increase in discussion of potential consequences, though programs tend to be more responsible when teenagers are involved. Those are the central findings of a study presented Tuesday in Beverly Hills by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, Calif., which seeks to prod the media into disseminating safer-sex messages.
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September 24, 1991 | JAMES O. MASON, Dr. James O. Mason is assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services and head of the U.S. Public Health Service
A couple I know tells about the funny visits they made to a physician and a minister before they were married: The doctor counseled them about the importance of going to church and saying grace at meals, while the minister recommended a new book he had heard about, "The Joy of Sex." I am a physician, and I believe in all of the above--Sunday service, the blessing at meals and the joy of sex, within marriage.
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September 24, 1991 | JAMES O. MASON, Dr. James O. Mason is assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services and head of the U.S. Public Health Service
A couple I know tells about the funny visits they made to a physician and a minister before they were married: The doctor counseled them about the importance of going to church and saying grace at meals, while the minister recommended a new book he had heard about, "The Joy of Sex." I am a physician, and I believe in all of the above--Sunday service, the blessing at meals and the joy of sex, within marriage.
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September 17, 2001 | KATHLEEN KELLEHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In ultrasounds of pregnant women's wombs, fetuses can be seen touching their genitals. When babies develop manual dexterity and are free of diapers, they explore every part of their body--including the genitals. At first, such touching is random, then it becomes more purposeful as children learn that it feels good. Self-pleasure or masturbation is the developmentally normal, though generally unheralded, outcome.
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September 2, 2006
Sept. 2, 1949: Famed biologist Alfred Kinsey arrived in Los Angeles to interview women, The Times announced under the headline, "Hollywood's Aflutter!" "The noted author of 'Sex Behavior in the Human Male' immediately was closeted in his Biltmore suite," the newspaper noted, "with persons whom he had arranged to meet in connection with his forthcoming report, 'Sex Behavior in the Human Female.'
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July 3, 1999 | Associated Press
A survey of 2,000 members of the Episcopal Church indicates that diversity in belief is nearly as much a mark of identity as prayer book worship. Results of the survey, sponsored by the Episcopal Church Foundation, are to be mailed to every parish. They show that more than 95% of those interviewed believe that Communion and liturgical worship according to the Book of Common Prayer are central to their religious lives.
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March 7, 1997
Young gays, lesbians and bisexuals grappling with their sexual orientation have been invited to participate in a series of monthly workshops held throughout Los Angeles. This month's "Merging Identities" meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on March 14 in downtown Los Angeles at the headquarters of the National Conference, a nonsectarian civil rights organizations that is sponsoring the sessions.
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September 22, 1990 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Episcopal Church bishops, ending a divisive debate over the ordination of an openly homosexual priest last December, conceded this week that a solution on whether to drop priesthood barriers to gays and lesbians is "presently beyond our ken."
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October 28, 1985 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Enrique (Hank) Lopez, an attorney, writer and teacher who devoted his life and legal skills to Latino causes, died last Sunday of a heart attack. He was 65 and died at his West Hollywood home, said Lila Lee Silvern, a longtime friend. Lopez had just been released from the hospital and was preparing to fly to Chicago for a meeting of the American Bar Assn.'s Committee on World Order, to which he had been appointed last month.
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February 9, 2006 | Rachel Abramowitz
Aladdin, Buzz Lightyear, Simba, Nemo ... has anyone noticed that they're all male? Researchers at USC's Annenberg School for Communication have. They studied the 101 top-grossing G-rated films released between 1990 and 2005, analyzing 4,249 speaking characters. They discovered that more than two out of three of those characters were male and that the female characters were much less likely to be central to the narrative.
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May 10, 2002 | From Associated Press
Hoping to head off a surge of infections, the government recommended for the first time Thursday that sexually active gay and bisexual men get tested at least once a year for the AIDS virus. Previous guidelines from federal health officials had been less specific, urging doctors to recommend HIV tests for patients whose behavior might put them at risk for infection.
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