The phrase, “I’m protected,” is still spoken by some female characters in contemporary romance to indicate that it’s safe to have sex without a condom because she’s taking contraceptives. What, if any, impact does this non-scientifically based attitude have on public health campaigns that support safe sex initiatives to prevent the transmission of STIDs?
Forever Wolf by Maria Vale Sourcebooks Casablanca March 2019 While comparisons to Patricia Briggs and Kelley Armstrong are appropriate, Maria Vale establishes a distinctive depth and range of storytelling excellence in her Legend of All Wolves series that is unique in its artistry. As the third entry, Forever Wolf continues the pattern of transcending the boundaries of the paranormal shape-shifting genre by creating more poignant character sketches of compelling individuals who embody a variety of multifaceted points of view about how to survive. That shared intention is just one of many ways in which Forever Wolf exudes its primal energy. Varya and Eyulf’s story progresses like a heartrending blend of ballad, dirge, and warriors’ battle cries. Seraphina Does Everything by Melissa Gratias; Sue Cornelison, illus. National Center for Youth Issues April 2019 At a time when privileged kids are over-scheduled and internalizing society’s constant, dema