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    Better safe than sorry

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 10/06/2019

    » Dating websites and applications have profoundly changed the way couples meet and interact. Traditionally, we were more likely to date people who lived in the same community or shared the same interests, or people linked to our group of friends.


    Painting the way forward

    Life, Published on 10/06/2019

    » Recent months have seen positive strides in LGBTI rights across Asia-Pacific. There has been incremental progress toward civil unions in Thailand, while Taiwan (China) made history last month by legalising same-sex marriage, and late last year India rescinded colonial-era laws criminalising homosexuality in a major human-rights victory. There are still countries in the region, however, where LGBTI rights are under threat because of retrograde laws and worsening discrimination.

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    Let's talk about sex, professor tells packed seminar

    News, Om Jotikasthira, Published on 06/08/2017

    » The concept of sexual consent should be taught to children from a very young age, rather than just sex education, to increase self-empowerment, a seminar was told.


    Going the distance with family planning

    Asia focus, Published on 20/05/2019

    » Indonesia, home to 264 million people, is the world's fourth-most populous country. Its capital, Jakarta, is by some definitions the second-most populous urban area on Earth. For the sake of its long-term economic and social health, ending population growth should be a priority. As Indonesian President Joko Widodo acknowledged in 2016, "Family planning is key for the success of future generations."

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    S. Korea charter court to rule on abortion ban

    AFP, Published on 11/04/2019

    » SEOUL: South Korea's constitutional court is to rule Thursday on the legality of a decades-old abortion ban that campaigners say endangers women, in what could be a historic decision.

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    40 years in the making: Five lives changed by China's reforms

    AFP, Published on 14/12/2018

    » BEIJING - China's "reform and opening up" policy brought monumental changes to society in the world's most populous country since its launch 40 years ago under late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping.

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    Papua New Guinea's 'gay village' offers sanctuary, hope

    AFP, Published on 30/11/2018

    » PORT MORESBY - As an openly gay man in Papua New Guinea, where sex between men is illegal and stigma and violence widespread, 24-year-old Kapera Patrick remembers thugs pelting him with abuse, stones and bottles.


    A second-class union

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 26/11/2018

    » The prospect of marriage equality has always brought excitement and joy for LGBTI communities worldwide. In Thailand, the possibility of the civil partnership bill -- viewed as a step closer to coveted equality -- has been discussed frequently in our society lately, especially after a draft of the bill was released earlier this month on the Rights and Liberties Protection Department (RLPD) of the Ministry of Justice's website. But the initial excitement quickly faded when people read the fine print of what the bill really entails, and began questioning whether it really spells out equal rights.


    Rewriting the book on transgenderism

    Life, Nanticha Ocharoenchai, Published on 29/10/2018

    » When transman Parith Chomchuen was younger, he was forced to wear skirts and do what girls are supposed to do. Later, when he grew up and realised the gender he was born into wasn't the gender he wanted to live by, it seemed people around him did not approve of such a thought -- not his family, friends, teachers, not even the textbooks.

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    'Real' fake research hoodwinks US journals

    AFP, Published on 05/10/2018

    » WASHINGTON - Three US researchers have pulled off a sophisticated hoax by publishing fake research with ridiculous conclusions in sociology journals to expose what they see as ideological bias and a lack of rigorous vetting at these publications.

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