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2002 Stories by Sharon Lerner

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  • Abstinence Scofflaws

    published August 20, 2002

    For the first time, a court has put a hold on some of the new government funding to promote sexual abstinence. Finding that certain abstinence... More >>

  • Romancing the Coconut

    published July 30, 2002

    So your standoffish therapist isn't helping that much in the romance realm. "Well, what do you think?" she asks, smiling noncommittally, as... More >>

  • Hormonal Outrage

    published July 16, 2002

    You'd think she'd be happy. After more than 15 years of challenging the dogma that all women need hormone replacement to prevent heart disease and... More >>

  • Underage and Under Siege

    published July 2, 2002

    Ask Judith Levine when a kid ought to start having sex, and she'll respond like the levelheaded, Brooklyn- and Vermont-based liberal she is:... More >>

  • Saviors of the Children

    published May 7, 2002

    OK. So maybe the United States hasn't been enjoying the warmest of relations with some Muslim nations lately. Iraq and Iran, both Islamic, are two... More >>

  • Beyond the Threshold

    published April 30, 2002

    It's as if Washington had, out of nowhere, turned into a giant wedding chapel with Bush performing the nuptials. The president's proposed marriage... More >>

  • Hepatitis C in the NYPD

    published April 23, 2002

    Meet Michael, a police officer so tired he sometimes naps at work. A slight man in his late forties, Michael is sick with hepatitis C. Ten years... More >>

  • Still No Pill Bill

    published April 9, 2002

    If you're a woman living in New York and you're on the pill, you've probably forked out upwards of $1400 since the legislature first started... More >>

  • When Medicine is Murder

    published March 26, 2002

    Leah Grove said "inhalation therapy" felt like riding a magic carpet. Perhaps that's why she continued the treatment in the face of common... More >>

  • Rich Man, Poor People

    published February 12, 2002

    Let this fact sink in: The United States has the most unequal income distribution of any advanced economy in the world, with the current gap... More >>

  • Mayor’s Choice

    published January 8, 2002

    Buried in one of Mike Bloomberg's campaign documents is a bold plan: to make abortion a standard part of OB-GYN instruction in the city's... More >>

  • Round Up the Unusual Suspects

    published January 1, 2002

    After a businessman sick with smallpox arrived in New York in 1947, infecting four people before dying himself, officials sprang into action. The... More >>

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