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Issues of Gender - The Male Legacy

The traditional social construct of gender is a masculine legacy of a patriarchal society. This has led to the evolution of gender stereotypes of masculine and feminine. And gender equality has appeared to be a loser. Gender equality, which is still a distant dream in many backward countries. In most places, men have assumed the superior role of breadwinner and decision maker and a woman is considered to be a homemaker, nurturer and caregiver. But today the roles are changing. And women are out there campaigning for gender equality.

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Myths and The Gender of Your Baby, Are They True?

For as long as women have been having babies, people have been coming up with ways to influence the gender of your baby. Theories abound regarding how to improve fertility, treat morning sickness and induce labor. Predicting the gender of your baby is another area filled with knowing opinions based largely in folklore and intuition. Nevertheless, supporters of these somewhat dubious sex selection methods swear by them, especially if they had gotten what they wanted.

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Narrowing the Gender Gap Globally

The assumption by many of us living in the western hemisphere is that the gender gap is closing. For however true that may be in North America, it is equally as untrue in the Middle East and Northern Africa. A recent study showed that in many ways, the gender gap in these countries is broadening. That lack of cross gender understanding is leading to gender based violence and a region of women who do not even know what rights they have.

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If Only Adam And Eve Could See Us Now Or 'The Gender Issues'

My daughter informed me the other day that she wanted to be a forensic scientist. I thought this was pretty impressive coming from an 11 year old. More impressive still is that she wasn't in any way, shape or form caught in the gender argument of only 30 or 40 years ago. I'm not sure if my own mother had any inklings to be a forensic scientist, but I'm pretty sure if she could have seen her life mapped out before her, she'd have taken a powder at the thought of having 6 children.

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Gender Sex More Than Simply a Babies Gender

Mentioning the words gender sex conjures as many variations on the theme as there are people listening. While there may be different ways of identifying with the mores associated with babies gender, gender sex is recognized by one and all as the most important determining factor in the societal role the infant will be expected to adhere to for the duration of his or her life. Parental expectations can run so high that many are glad to find out that it is now technologically possible to determine baby gender before conception and many dating couples may take this into account when deciding on a 'suitable' date.

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Seniors and Sexual Dysfunction

At any age sexual dysfunction can be an embarrassing, emotionally fraught issue but for seniors, unaware of the treatments now available, it can lead to cessation of sexual activities. Often erectile dysfunction is seen as an irreversible result of the body's gradual decline attributed to the aging process. While in many cases erectile dysfunction is a by-product of the physical changes resulting from aging, there are many other causative factors. With proper diagnosis to ascertain whether the cause is physical, mental or a combination there are many erectile dysfunction treatment available for seniors.

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Harmful Stereotyping of Seniors In This Country

Many seniors in this country as the direct result of behavioral expectations based on cultural attitudes stop interacting sexually. Occurring over decades, the proliferation of prejudicial views involving seniors and sexuality has resulted in the generic mind set that the seniors living amongst us age into sexless beings. In reality nothing is further from the truth. Sex education for seniors as well as the general populace would help reverse the detrimental effects of this misinformation.

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Coming Out Gay Can Lead to Improved Mental Health

Coming out gay is an important step in achieving and/or maintaining mental health for individuals grappling with issues of sexual orientation. Coming out as gay can be seen as a two fold process since the individual must first go through the process of self-realization regarding their personal sexual orientation-coming out as gay to themselves - then decide whether coming out gay to others is warranted. Various factors need to be considered before deciding on coming out as gay but generally the resulting positive aspects outweigh the negatives.

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Still Going Strong at Age 70. Seniors And Age - Is It Harsh?

I was jogging at the park with my dog Pongo the other day, and seated on a bench under a shady tree were two senior citizens. No doubt a married couple of some 40 or 50 years I thought, but these days you never know. What caught my eye wasn't the fact that they were sitting together at the park. No, what got my attention was that they were involved in some heavy petting. These were seniors and loving it.

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Do We Really Want A Longer Healthier Life? That's For The Longevity!

My mother-in-law just turned 82 years old and shows no signs of slowing down. Now the medical community seems to think that women will live longer than men, but I think most males will tell you the term "longevity" has a different connotation to it. Certainly when I was 22, it meant something different all together. Although come to think of it, the meaning of longevity still means about the same thing to me at 46.

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Issues Involved in Coming Out Lesbian

What are some of the issues which should be considered before deciding on coming out lesbian? Some studies show that about ten percent of the population of the United States is homosexual, either gay or lesbian. Many of these people have struggled for years with the idea of letting others know their sexual orientations if that means coming out lesbian, bisexual coming out or gay coming out.

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Bountiful Help For Seniors

Advice providing help for seniors in dealing with an array of issues is now widely available and easily accessed through multiple sources. Increased life expectancy had made aging adults the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. With that has come the heightened awareness of the necessity for providing the seniors with accurate information on such subjects as health, both mental and physical, and ways to support a continued high level of function and maintenance of dignity.

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Sexual Activity and Classes for Seniors

Classes for seniors cover a wide range of topics including that of sex education. Helping seniors to understand the natural changes that occur over time and providing strategies to deal with them has been shown to increase and enhance sexual activity resulting in increased overall satisfaction with life in general. Helping seniors is most successful when the individual is viewed in his or her entirety and classes for seniors that target other areas of interest, providing mental and/or physical stimulus contribute to overall good health and for many increased interest in interactions with a partner.

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Sex In Your Sixties And Beyond - Question Of Great Importance For Seniors?

For many, seniors and sex is still a taboo topic - even in society that is more open and education on sexual issues. But what does it mean for seniors? What effect does this have on seniors' perceptions of themselves? Medical evidence has suggested that sex can have a positive impact on seniors' quality of life so how can we change people's perceptions of sex and seniors for the betterment of all?

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Hormones - Mother Nature's Little Helpers

I'll never forget the first time I met my wife: I walked into a store and asked for directions. I looked up and there she was. In a flash of blinding light, I saw before me the dawn of man - caveman hunting wild bore, sabre-toothed tigers in heat and wolves on a mountain top howling. I felt tingly all over. It was love at first sight and I felt dizzy. My hormones were working overtime.

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As Age Brings About Physical Changes In Seniors Health Indicators Also Change

Seniors are human beings and have all the same urges and desires as all other human beings. In spite of common belief, sex is an enjoyable in old age as it is in youth. A good understanding of the physical and physiological aspects of aging will assure a normal, sexual life in seniors health changes notwithstanding. Seniors also need to use protection against STDs.

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What Are Growth Hormones?

The human growth hormone is necessary for cell rejuvenation and growth. It is a common protein found in everyone but the amount of it decreases in our bodies with age. The decrease in the amount of the human growth hormone in our bodies is associated with cardiovascular problems, immune deficiency, mental confusion and thinning of the skin. If someone isn't producing enough of the human growth hormone they may be eligible for hormone therapy.

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American Longevity Means You Use It Or Lose It

American longevity is something that will catch up with all of us; we will all have to deal with getting older because we are healthier and better cared for than ever before. If we can change the attitudes about how the elderly are supposed to behave we can actually encourage seniors to live better lives. When we encourage seniors to live better lives we can set a new standard that says it is a good idea to really enjoy your golden years.

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Seniors Exercise An Integral Aspect of Seniors Care

From the very time of our inception our bodies go through changes. The changes that happen in the later part of our years seem to cause the most concern for a variety of reasons. Not the least of these concerns has to do with degrading health issues. Seniors care enough about loss of health to participate in seniors exercise in order to improve the quality of their lives. No longer considered unworthy of attention, seniors exercise programs are now easily accessed.

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Women Suffer For Erectile Dysfunction, Too

A recent study undertaken in Canada has shown professionals in the field that there is a genuine physical reaction among women sleeping with men being treated for erectile dysfunction. Though not generally known to the public, the results are important for both scientists and the layman alike. Communication and mutual addressing of the embarrassing problem can be sexy, believe it or not.

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Choosing A Seniors Center Based On The Fitness Program

If you or a loved one are considering becoming a member of a seniors center, there are many things that you should look for. Perhaps the most important resources for seniors that a center can provide is an age-appropriate fitness plan. Appropriate exercises for seniors are low impact to avoid injury, so if your research determines that not all of the fitness programs at a center are appropriate for seniors, you should plan to go elsewhere.

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How Smart Seniors Travel Without A Big Budget

When seniors travel, they need to make arrangements in advance to ensure that they are have access to the services they need. If you are arranging travel for seniors, services to look for include transportation that is accessible to the elderly, and lodging that will not require strenuous walking to reach. Lack of funds need not prohibit travel for seniors, as the national parks system of the United States of America offers short term jobs for seniors and people of all ages over the summer.

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Why Health Insurance For Seniors Is One Of The Most Important Topics In America

There are many reasons why health insurance for seniors is one of the most important topics being debated on national scale in the United States of America. For one thing, the way that we as a nation take care of our elderly citizens says a lot about who we are and what our priorities are. Another reason why health insurance for seniors is so important is that when it comes to making sure that the health service seniors receive is of a high quality, there is no time to waste.

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