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10 STD Law FAQ’s

1) If a doctor fails to diagnose your sexually transmitted disease (STD), can you sue? Maybe, but in Colorado, according to Colorado lawyer Jacob Eisenstein, there are at least two problems you’d have to overcome: – It’s not enough that the doctor failed to diagnose the STD. You’d have to prove that the doctor’s diagnosis […]

The law and HIV: Is Charlie Sheen in trouble?

Sheen contends that he told all of his sexual partners of his condition, that he had unprotected sex after the diagnosis only twice, and that it was “under the care of my doctor and they were completely warned ahead of time.” This raises interesting legal issues about a person’s criminal and civil culpability for exposing a sexual partner to the virus.

Do fraternities promote “rape culture”?

Fraternities are not only frequently associated with sexual assaults, but many actively cultivate a “rape culture”—meaning that rape is not only tolerated, but encouraged. For example, in 2013, the Georgia Tech chapter of Phi Kappa Tau sent an e-mail advising its brothers how to “lure your rapebait.” Sure enough, that chapter was eventually suspended for multiple cases of sexual assault.

The Truth About Prostitution

Prostitution is one of the most controversial professions in the world. Legal and regulated in only 22 countries, as well as 11 counties of the state of Nevada, it is considered immoral by most of the world. The issues around prostitution are more complex, however, than a simple question of morality.

Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

Private, consenting adult sex work, as one organization refers to it, is actually legal in most of Europe, Brazil, Australia, Israel, Canada, parts of Mexico, and is at least tolerated in much of Asia. The United States is the notable exception, where all forms of prostitution are both illegal and actively criminalized.