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Posts from the ‘Critical appraisal’ Category

23 December Here We Come A Wassailing

23rd December 2012

Dr Petra

TweetIf you are celebrating Christmas hopefully by now you’re nearly ready for the big day and are looking forward to…



Unpacking the Bailey Review on Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood

6th June 2011

Dr Petra

TweetToday sees the launch of the Bailey Review of the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood. A copy of the report…



Provisional DSM-V available for comment – add your views now!

24th May 2011

Dr Petra

TweetYou may remember my previous post on the revisions being made to the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental…



¼ men worried about the amount of porn they watch online

22nd April 2011

Dr Petra

Radio 1 is the latest media outlet to seemingly stuff up a sex survey.



Looking ahead: plans for this blog in 2011

12th January 2011

Dr Petra

TweetNow we’re into January I wanted to share some plans and developments for this blog. I’ve been blogging for six…



Contraceptive Implants and Media Panics – what you need to know

6th January 2011

Dr Petra

This post tackles the media coverage of the contraception implant, issues over safety and effectiveness and contains advice for anyone who might be worried about using the implant (Implanon). As well as information and resources for journalists and reproductive healthcare professionals.



The best and worst sex (and science) stories of 2010

29th December 2010

Dr Petra

TweetThis year seems to have just flown by, and what a busy one it was for research and stories about…



‘Porn Block’ – a realistic proposal from the UK government?

20th December 2010

Dr Petra

This is a somewhat lengthy post, tackling a range of issues thrown up by the proposal to restrict access to online porn



World AIDS Day 2010

1st December 2010

Dr Petra

TweetToday is World AIDS Day with events taking place globally around the theme of Universal Access and Human Rights. You…



Reporting back on the ‘Science of Pulling’ – making science work for you

20th September 2010

Dr Petra

In this longer post than usual here’s a summary of the Science of Pulling event held last week, an outline of the science of dating, problems of bad science in this area, and a discussion of why we need more research in this area.