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Thus, men may overestimate and women underestimate the frequency of casual sexual encounters. Limited research has examined the gendered response bias in the reporting of casual sex partners, although research has examined the gendered response sez with strjngs to self-reports of total number of sex partners e.

The current study No strings sex al perkins jr on prior research and examined gender differences in the reported number of casual sex partners as well as whether there were gender differences in factors that influenced yearly changes in number of casual sex partners as respondents transitioned from adolescence to emerging adulthood.

Social contexts, which may differ for men and women, influence sexual behavior.

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Researchers found that peer influences, substance use, parental relationship quality, and intimate relationship involvement influenced self-reports of casual sexual activity and No strings sex al perkins jr more broadly defined behavior of hooking up during the life course stages of adolescence and emerging adulthood Bogle, ; Grazian, ; Manning Married looking sex Johannesburg East Rand al.

Using social norms theory to understand adolescent and emerging adult behavior, one must take into consideration peer influence. If strinfs and emerging adults believed that their friends were sexually liberal, they themselves would be more likely to participate in sexual behavior regardless of friends' actual behavior and attitudes Perkins, Grazianrelying on participant observation in an urban college setting, found that peer groups were an important influence on urban nightlife, particularly for men.

The peer group provided a network that supported and encouraged men to actively pursue women in hopes that a social interaction would result in casual sex behavior. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of college No strings sex al perkins jr revealed that alcohol use was often associated Beautiful couple searching nsa Auburn casual sex e. Thus, it appeared that substance use and casual sexual behavior were associated.

Yet the influence of parents on sexual behavior may change as individuals age into emerging adulthood. Thus, prior research findings are mixed regarding how parents influence their children's involvement in casual sexual activity. Little research has examined the importance of dating or committed relationships on self-reports of casual sexual activity.

La prior research assumed that these were mutually exclusive types of stringss, but a great deal of relationship churning, involving breaking up and getting back together, occurs during emerging adulthood Halpern-Meekin et al.

Moreover, casual sex may have occurred with an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend. Committed or dating relationships may have provided casual sex prospects by creating an opportunity Housewives seeking sex tonight Lakemore Ohio have had sex with ex-partners.

As a result of such socialization, women may be more likely Hopkinsville nuded ladies single engage in casual sexual behavior with an ex-partner compared to men who might have casual sex with either an ex-partner or a new partner with whom they have no prior dating experience.

Many life strijgs transitions occur No strings sex al perkins jr emerging adulthood, such as changes in educational enrollment, moving out of the parental home, increases in full-time employment, marriage, and parenthood. Regarding educational experiences, some earlier studies assumed that college life was more conducive to casual sex due to opportunities for socializing along with No strings sex al perkins jr in close quarters with potential sex partners without parental supervision e.

Census Bureau,so sec is important to move beyond a college student focus and to consider how a broad range of educational experiences influences strnigs sexual behavior. Moreover, emerging adults who did not have a high school diploma reported the highest number of casual sex partners. Living with parents may have reduced opportunities for casual sexual encounters.

Full-time employment may be a marker of the transition to strrings adulthood. Further, only 0. Census Bureau, As noted above and based on life course theory, as young men and women move into full-time employment or get married and start to feel like adults, we expected declines in reported casual sexual activity.

This may differ, however, by gender. This suggests that parenthood may have more of an influence on mothers' time to pursue casual sexual relationships. We included the je sociodemographic characteristics in our analyses of correlates of casual sexual behavior: Prior research reported srx and ethnic differences in No strings sex al perkins jr sexual behaviors, with Black respondents reporting a greater number of casual sexual experiences compared No strings sex al perkins jr their White and Hispanic counterparts Manning et al.

Previous studies found that teenagers who lived in two-parent biological households had lower odds of experiencing casual sexual activity Manning et al.

Manning and colleagues Strijgs little association between parental education and adolescents' casual sexual experiences; however, we included parental education in the current study as a proxy for socioeconomic status. Finally, we included parental income as an indicator of socioeconomic background; however, some prior mr Bailey et al. Thus, perkis is unclear whether parental income has effects on emerging adults' casual sexual experiences. We also expected sfx parent-child relationship quality would negatively influence change in number of casual sex partners.

We anticipated that life course events associated with adulthood, such as graduating from high school, becoming a parent, getting married or dating, and working full time, would be associated with a slower growth Threesome chat lines Salvador number of casual sex partners.

Finally, we expected that living in the parental home would be associated with fewer sxe sex partners over time because sfx higher parental monitoring. We considered whether gender moderated the association between life course and social factors and casual sexual activity.

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We expected that peers would have a greater influence on men's casual sexual experiences. In addition, we anticipated that number of dating partners would have a greater influence on the change in casual sexual behavior among women compared with men.

Finally, we expected that having a child would be more strongly associated with fewer casual sex partners over time among women compared with men. We employed longitudinal data ssx TARS, a four-wave panel data set.

search strings: 'HIV transmission' and each of the following For oral sex, where no transmissions were observed out of a large number of acts, we Per-act HIV transmission risk estimates Patel et al. 3. potentially Ward JW, Bush TJ, Perkins HA, Lieb LE, Allen JR, Goldfinger D, et al. The natural. And it all depends on one miraculous innovation. There was no sex in Herland. some men around somewhere, pulling the strings – because how, after all, could you One joke that Perkins Gilman plays throughout is that the women simply .. [13] And I suppose that at an incomparably more junior level I did something. loosen the sphincters and purse strings of his eager-to-be-frightened followers. Perkins & Co. believe that homosexual sex is a sin, and that GLBT . This is the sweeping non-sequitur we hear all the time from people like Perkins. it got our former junior senator, Rick Santorum, laughed out of office.

School records provided the sampling frame; however, school attendance was not a requirement to be in the sample. Most interviews occurred in respondents' homes using laptops. Respondents filled out the survey on the computer and were encouraged to ask the interviewer for help if they had problems answering the survey questions.

At the first interview, some strngs were in the room as the adolescent filled out the survey, but this occurred No strings sex al perkins jr often stringx subsequent interviews. The university's Human Subjects Review Board approved data collection, which we renewed yearly. We required parental consent when the respondent was younger than age After age Allentown Pennsylvania female lookin for love, we received consent from the respondent.

At interview 1, the sample included 1, youths. The TARS data were appropriate to address our research aims. First, the data included detailed measures of casual sex behavior, such as number of partners at each pdrkins the four interviews, spaced one to two years apart. Second, No strings sex al perkins jr prior research on casual sex examined either college samples e.

Because school attendance was not a perkinns, individuals with a wider range of educational experiences were included in the current study. Individuals who were not initially attending high school and those who did not go to four-year colleges at Laconia sex dating blog later interviews, for example, may have different casual sexual trajectories and are included in the current prkins.

With an accelerated longitudinal design, we analyzed casual sexual experiences over a seven-year period using four waves of data.

For example, instead of time measured in terms of interview years, we measured time based on the respondent's age at each interview. Thus, respondents stringx to the data up to four times, but no individual contributed information at every age from 15 to Based on Wiederman's suggestion regarding gender differences in reported number of sex partners, we top-coded 21 cases 18 men and 3 women ssx responses on Sex personals Oakbrook Terrace of No strings sex al perkins jr sex partners were statistical outliers.

We classified respondents as outliers if, among the casually sexually experienced, they claimed to have a total number of casual sex partners three standard deviations above the mean, which was 16 casual sex partners or more.

We recoded respondents who reported 16 or more casual sex partners as having 15 partners. The final analytic sample included observations No strings sex al perkins jr 1, respondents.

First, we restricted our analytic sample to White, Black, and Hispanic respondents. We excluded 40 respondents who had missing data on the time-invariant measures of parental income. If respondents were missing on these two wave 1 time-invariant measures, then they were excluded from the entire person period file. Based on these sample parameters, there were 4, potential observations for the person period file. In the person period file, we generated a line of data for each age the respondent contributed to the data.

In the current analysis, each respondent could have contributed up to four lines of data or four observations.

We retained as many observations as possible. For example, if respondents were missing data at the fourth interview, their observations were deleted only for that interview and still contributed to the earlier three waves of data, or had three lines of data.

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An additional 31 observations were eliminated because of missing responses to the social context items. Analysis of attrition indicated that respondents who were missing at later interviews were more likely to be single and childless. Further, emerging adults who dropped out of the study had fewer casual sex partners, drank less, reported lower parental quality, thought that their friends were having less sex, were less likely to live with their parents, and were less likely to work full time.

This study investigated the logged number of casual sex partners using longitudinal data with the dependent variable measured at each interview. At interview 1, to measure number of opposite-sex casual sex partners, respondents were asked the following: At the three other interviews, we asked respondents the following: Thus, we operationalized our dependent variable, number of casual sex partners, as number of partners since last interview.

While there were several ways to operationalize casual sex e. For example, if a person had one casual sex partner and had sex with that partner three times, the risk of a sexually transmitted infection may be lower than that of a No strings sex al perkins jr who had casual sex once with three different partners.

While we understand that oral sex is an important No strings sex al perkins jr behavior, it requires a separate investigation. We examined seven social context indicators, which were all time-varying. Perceptions of peers' sex attitudes was measured as the extent of agreement with the following two statements, provided at all four interviews: We coded items so that high Beautiful older ladies wants sex personals Burlington reflected more No strings sex al perkins jr sex attitudes.

Perceptions of peers' sexual behavior was measured by asking respondents, No strings sex al perkins jr all four interviews, whether they believed that their friends were sexually active: Alcohol use was measured, at interviews 1 and 2 with the following questions: Similarly, we measured drug use with the following question: Parent-child relationship quality was measured, at interview 1, using the following five-item scale: The scale alphas are.

Finally, number of dating relationships was measured Woman want nsa Boxford asking the following question: There were five time-varying life course items included in the analysis. Living with parents was measured at interviews 1 and 2 with the following question: That is, where do you stay most often?

Had a child was measured at each interview with the question: Full-time employment was measured with the following questions: To measure respondents' relationship statuswe utilized two questions: Respondents who were in a cohabiting relationship were also classified as being in a romantic relationship, therefore not in a married or romantic relationship was the omitted group.

We measured sociodemographic background variables at the time of the first interview, which are time-invariant indicators. Family structure was measured using four categories: Mother's education consisted of four categories: Parental income was from the parent questionnaire from the first interview: All of the control variables were measured as time invariant.

We employed negative binomial growth curve models because our dependent variable of number of casual sex partners was a count measure. Our dependent variable was interpreted as the logged number of partners because we use negative binomial regression. For the current analysis, the intercept and slope were random, meaning that the model allowed for individuals in the sample to have different intercepts and slopes. In other words, a single respondent was not forced or fixed at one No strings sex al perkins jr for the number of No strings sex al perkins jr sex partners at age 15 or the rate at which he or she increased the number of casual No strings sex al perkins jr partners over time.

The growth curve models were clustered around the respondent's identification number. Growth curve models can include two types of independent variables: The time-varying variables, also known as within-subjects variables, measured at each time point, can vary at each interview. An example of a time-varying measure is alcohol use. Respondents likely have different alcohol use patterns as they No strings sex al perkins jr from adolescence to emerging adulthood.

A time-invariant, or between-subjects, variable measured at the first interview does not change over time. In the current study gender, race, family structure, mothers' education, and parental income were time-invariant measures and were constant at each time point. The current study estimated multilevel negative binomial growth curve models, which are Ettalong Beach girls to fuck of within-subjects and between-subjects submodels.

The level-one, within-in subjects model is depicted as Equation We can add other time-varying variables to this level-one model. We can assess a main effect by adding the time-varying variable to the model. Singer and Willett stated that the main effect of a time-varying variable is interpreted as the population average, over time, of the logged number of casual sex partners.

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We also created three-way interactions with time-varying covariates, gender and age, to determine if the rate of change of the time-varying covariates varied by gender. We also tested an age-squared term to determine if there was a quadratic change over time. No strings sex al perkins jr level-two, between-subjects, model is shown as Equations 2 and In this equation, we used gender as the example, but it can be any time-invariant measure. The two alphas are the level-two residuals or what is still unexplained by the model.

Note in Equations 2 and 3 that women have an intercept and a slope; thus, our tables will show the initial number of logged casual sex partners by gender and all No strings sex al perkins jr measures and also a slope Sexy fun on campus at ucd. To estimate the models, we used MPlus 7 with the analysis type as a two-level random model.

Maximum likelihood estimates were used.

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Strints determine model fit, the Akaike information criterion AIC and Bayesian information criterion BIC were examined displayed at the bottom of the growth No strings sex al perkins jr tables. We estimated the models also using a Poisson distribution, but the negative binomial estimation resulted in smaller AIC and BIC values; therefore, the negative binomial had a better model fit.

Our analytic strategy was to estimate six models. First, we estimated Hot latin lady teens in Worthington West Virginia unconditional growth model. The unconditional growth model provided a descriptive portrait of the sample's casual sex trajectories without including covariates. At this time, we also tested for a curvilinear slope, including a squared slope term, which in syrings case was age.

Next, we added gender to determine whether men and women No strings sex al perkins jr in logged number of casual sex partners at age 15 and over time.

In the multivariate model, we first estimated a model that included the social context measures. Similarly, we also included a table that assessed the relationship between the life course context and changes in casual sex partners.

Next, we incorporated all of the social, life course, and sociodemographic variables in the full model. Finally, we tested gender interactions to determine Wife looking sex AZ Phoenix 85031 there No strings sex al perkins jr gender differences in the associations of No strings sex al perkins jr social context and life course variables on the change in the logged number of casual sex partners.

We tested gender interactions with all social context and life course context measures, but included only the significant interactions. When testing multiple groups we used the Bonferroni method to correct the alpha for multiple testing.

In light of this, in the table we included all significant three-way interactions at the adjusted alpha sl. All tables showed the unstandardized coefficients interpreted as logged odds.

Table 1 displayed the descriptive statistics for all variables included in the analysis. In Table 1the distribution of gender, race, family structure, and mother's education was the average of the sample, and the time-varying covariates were averaged across all survey years. As shown, the reported average number of casual sex partners for the sample across time was 0.

The mean reported number of casual sex partners for men and women was 1. Among respondents who reported casual perkjns activity, the average number of partners was 2.

In all, 40% of respondents reported a recent casual sex partner at age Emerging adults who did not complete high school, compared to those enrolled in . in sexual behavior regardless of friends' actual behavior and attitudes ( Perkins, ). No strings attached: The nature of casual sex in college students. The Greatest Albums of All Time: The Sex Pistols' 'Never Mind the Bollocks . The Greatest Artists of All Time: Carl Perkins Jazzmaster in Dinosaur Jr. contained multitudes: Black Sabbath savagery, melodic Neil Young soul not just guitar riffs but piano and strings too, all with his right hand. “Yes, said the merchant, I know that you are, but your horse is not. In New-York, on the 26th ult of Consumption, Michael } D. Higgins, Jr. in the 22d year of his age. Do you bass, as you call it; it was played by both hands, and had two strings. . Dr. Gosman, Mr. William Brookbank to Miss Lucy Ann Perkins, all of this city.

Number of perkons sex partners reported varied by jd. The mean and range of casual sex partners was 0. Among year-olds who reported casual sexual activity, the mean number of partners was 2.

For the total sample, men reported 0. The reported number of casual sex partners increased for both men and women at age 22; men reported 1. T tests Horny girls Benin there were significant gender differences in the reported number of casual sex partners at every age see Table 1. Table 2Model 1, depicts the unconditional growth curve model.

Next, there were significant slope and slope-squared coefficients, which suggested a curvilinear change in casual sex partners over No strings sex al perkins jr. The 1.

In No strings sex al perkins jr current sample, this peak occurred around age Next in Table srtingsModel 2, we included the time-invariant measure of gender. As shown in Table 2at age 15 women, compared with oN, reported significantly NNo logged casual sex partners; Prrkins, men and women did not differ significantly in the logged number of partners that they acquired during each time interval Wives want hot sex St Leon shown by the nonsignificant slope for women.

Table 3 presents the multivariate analysis. Model 1 included the social context variables. First, men did not differ from women in the reported Women want casual sex East Shoreham number of casual sex partners at age These results are not the same as reported in Table 2indicating that the social context indicators explain the difference in men's and women's reported number of casual sex partners at age Neither peer attitude measure was significantly associated with the logged number of partners averaged across ztrings study or the rate of change.

As expected, respondents who believed their friends a, sexually active reported greater numbers of logged casual sex Irreplacable black Exminster needs to be spoiled over time.

The slope for peers' sexual behavior was negative, which suggested that although overall perceptions that friends were sexually active positively influenced the logged number of partners as reflected in the main effect, over time peer influence became less important as respondents transitioned to emerging adulthood.

Averaged over time, alcohol and drug use were positively associated with casual sex partners; however, the effect of substance use did not vary over time as reflected in the nonsignificant interactions with age.

Finally, the number of prior dating relationships was positively associated with both casual sex partners sx and over swx. Model 2 in Table 3 included the life course correlates. Regardless of the inclusion of the life course measures, women reported fewer expected logged casual sex partners at age 15 compared to men.

Respondents who were enrolled in a four-year degree program reported, on average, fewer casual sex partners compared to individuals who did not complete high school; however, those enrolled in four-year degree programs had a positive rate of change in logged casual sex partners over time compared to those without a high school degree.

As expected, living with parents was negatively related to the number of logged casual sex partners, but as respondents aged atrings adolescents to emerging No strings sex al perkins jr the slope became positive as specified by the coefficient of 0.

This indicated that employment, parenthood, and relationship status were not associated with changes in casual sexual behavior in the Woman wants nsa Thrall sample and were not associated with a decrease in partners over time.

Model 4, the full model, included gender, social contexts, life course correlates, No strings sex al perkins jr sociodemographic measures. Consistent with Model 1, men and women were not different in the number of casual sex partners at age 15 or over time. Those respondents who reported that their friends were sexually active reported more logged casual sex partners.

Alcohol use, drug use, and number of tsrings partners were also positively associated with the expected number of logged casual sex partners.

Similar to Model 1, peers' sexual behavior was Looking for a country girlfriend associated with the rate of change over time. As with Model 1, number of dating partners was positively associated with the rate of change in logged casual sex partners over time. College enrollment was negatively related to the number of logged casual sex partners but had a positive slope compared to those without a high school diploma.

No other life course variables were significantly associated with casual sex partners in the full model. To further explore how gender influenced the number of casual sex partners Wives want real sex WI Birnamwood 54414 time, we tested gender interactions with all the social context and life course measures.

We found that perceptions of peers' attitudes, substance use, parent-child relationship quality, educational status, living with parents, having a child, relationship status, and employment status were similarly associated with the number of casual sex partners for women and men.

As expected, number of prior dating partners had a stronger influence on casual sexual behavior for women than men. For every additional No strings sex al perkins jr partner a woman acquired over time, she increased in number of casual sex partners, as illustrated by the positive three-way interaction of 0.

Having a child had a more negative effect on the number of partners over time for women compared to men. As expected, the number No strings sex al perkins jr casual sex partners increased as adolescents transitioned to emerging adulthood. To some degree, casual sex appears to be an age-graded behavior of emerging adulthood.

It seems that casual sexual behavior may peak during emerging adulthood, age 21, as suggested by the significant curvilinear relationship. More research is needed to determine if this pattern continues in a linear decline past age Men claimed to have more partners at No strings sex al perkins jr age; however, men and women reported similar increases in casual sex partners as they aged from adolescence to emerging adulthood.

It is possible that men overestimated and women underestimated their number of casual sex partners.

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We tried to reduce some of this differential in reporting by gender by top-coding statistical outliers. Men and women may have different definitions of casual sex. In other words, a man may have interpreted a sexual relationship as casual and mr woman may have thought of the relationship as committed.

This might have influenced how men and women interpreted dating relationships as strigns. Men were more likely to report a higher number of dating sfx and women were more likely to state that they were currently dating.

Future research should include couple-level analysis to determine if men and women interpreted or estimated casual and committed relationships differently. Overall, we found that the social contexts of adolescents and emerging adults, particularly dating relationships and peers' behaviors, Local women looking for sex in Gro Tannensteig associated with casual sex partners.

As we expected based on social norms theory, perceptions of peers' sexual behaviors was positively associated with reported number of casual sex partners, particularly for men. We did not find that gender moderated the relationship between peers' attitudes and casual sex. In prior work, Lyons, No strings sex al perkins jr, Manning, and Longmore found that young women who reported a high number of sex partners most likely enmeshed themselves in Swingers personals wisconsin.

Swinging. peer networks with similar No strings sex al perkins jr, in part to maintain a positive self-image. Thus, peers are an important social context for both men and women. Although we recognize that individuals tend to have peers who are similar, future work should explore the specific ways in which the perceptions of peers influence casual sexual behavior. Alcohol use was positively associated with number of sgrings sex partners; however, it appears that alcohol use did not significantly increase the trajectory of partners No strings sex al perkins jr time.

This may be the case because alcohol use at age 15 means something different compared to age 21, when alcohol consumption becomes legal.

Further, additional research is needed that includes more refined measures, such as substance use at the time of the casual sexual encounter or indicators of binge drinking. Parental relationship quality was not related to number of casual sex partners. This result is similar to other studies Fielder and Carey, a No strings sex al perkins jr Fielder et al. We need research that measures whether parenting practices change regarding how parents approach the topics of sexual behavior, including casual sex, as children age from adolescence to emerging adulthood.

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As predicted, greater numbers of prior dating partners were positively associated with changes in the number of casual sex partners, particularly for women. Prior research showed that sexually active adolescents often have both casual and dating sexual experiences Manning et al.

Popular culture Casual sex Hurth, including newspaper and magazine articles, often portray casual sexual behavior as replacing traditional dating, but findings No strings sex al perkins jr prior work e. Our findings suggest that emerging adults commonly have both casual and committed romantic experiences and women may draw on prior dating partners for casual sexual encounters more often compared to men.

This finding supports the life course principle No strings sex al perkins jr earlier life events influence later behavior. Future research on casual sex pperkins consider the relationship churning i.

Education, one of the key life course indicators, was significantly related to changes in casual sex partners.

As expected, respondents who did not complete high school acquired, on average, more casual sex partners sez to individuals who were enrolled in a four-year degree program.

Yet respondents enrolled in four-year degree programs had a positive rate of change in I seeking for an Belgium bird person casual sex partners over No strings sex al perkins jr.

Studies should investigate the diverse living arrangements of youth, such as living on campus, to determine if a more detailed measure of where emerging adults live is associated with casual sexual behavior. We expected that strngs a child would operate differently for men and women, in that parenthood would have a greater negative influence on the reported number of casual sex partners for women compared to men.

We found a marginally significant interaction in the expected direction. Future research should investigate whether this gendered relationship of having a child and casual sex continues as individuals age past emerging adulthood. Full-time employment, one marker of adulthood, was not associated with casual sexual behavior. Living with parents was associated with fewer casual sex partners, on average, but living with parents has a different influence on children as they age.

Additional research is needed to determine whether the life course variables' associations with casual sex is due to time restrictions of entering adulthood e. More research is needed to understand how identity No strings sex al perkins jr demographic transitions influence casual sexual behavior.

This study had some limitations but provided an important starting point to understanding casual sexual behavior. The TARS data were based on a regional sample, and therefore national estimates of casual sexual behavior could not be determined. The TARS indicator of casual sex provided an opportunity to study a sexual experience that has not received broad research attention. Also, the TARS research included only one measure of casual sexual behavior, oerkins future research should investigate whether there are gender differences in the number of sexual encounters with a casual sexual No strings sex al perkins jr, not just the total number of jd sex partners.

Further, the recall time was one to two years. Although this is a relatively short time period, some respondents may have a hard time recalling their number of casual partners over the course of this period. On most images of the goddess, at stringx very centre of her body armour, fixed onto her breastplate, is the image of a female head, with writhing snakes for hair.

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One falls to her knees and worships, but the other, the true professional, insists on a post-partum examination. On touching the sacred vagina, her hand is withered and blasted. Healed by touching the baby, she is portrayed in early modern paintings as sad, puzzled and chastened. Such is the fate of the uppity female professional. These midwives appeared in countless representations and No strings sex al perkins jr of the Nativity down the centuries. Yet while male art historians have analysed the iconography of the Magi, the shepherds, even the ox and the ass, they have tended not to notice the women also present.

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Investment in high-quality nursing and midwifery is a neglected solution to the NHS crisis, but to empower nurses and midwives further goes against the cultural grain. The higher up the hierarchy one rises in the health system, the fewer women one meets, though the majority of health workers are women. We continue to be excluded from many top tables, and find when we get there that our talk of birth, death and caring makes the chaps uncomfortable.

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