The State of Sexual Freedom in the United States Report is an in-depth look at some of America's sexual freedom, health, politics, identity, and policy issues. The annual report is Woodhull's capstone project, and is released each year on Sexual Freedom Day, September 23.
Contributors include some of America's best-known researchers, community organizers, writers, activists, academics and legal experts. Reflecting Woodhull's mission to affirm sexual freedom as a fundamental human right, the report includes such issues as sexual speech and expression, sexual health and rights, LGBT rights, integration of sex and religion, sex work, reproductive justice, and sexuality education.
"We are living in a very fluid time for personal rights and liberties." said Ricci Levy, Woodhull's Executive Director. "A broad range of observers suggest that America is in the grip of a 'sex panic', not unusual when so many people are anxious about our country's direction and their own future. This report is intended to inform discussions about sexual freedom from statehouses to houses of worship to the house next door. It is a clarion call for vigilance against invasion into the intimate lives of all of us, regardless of political position."
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Sex work refers to a wide range of activity where sexual interaction is explicitly exchanged for something of value.
WSFA firmly believes that human beings possess a fundamental right to develop and express their sexuality.
Sexual Health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well being in relation to sexuality.
Sexuality and faith are two of the most deeply important and deeply personal aspects of human identity.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are entitled to the realization of the full spectrum of their human rights.
Civil rights are one sub-set of human rights that exist equal to and interdependent with multiple fundamental human rights.
Grounded in the human rights framework, reproductive justice refers to all of the conditions necessary for all people to enjoy reproductive freedom.
Every human being deserves access to medically accurate and inclusive information about sex and sexuality.