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That's not my name!

The transition process for transgender people, particularly transsexuals, might involve an expensive combination of surgeries, hormone-replacement therapy, and lesser tasks like perfecting one’s vocal tone or handwriting style.
Think changing genders is tricky? Try changing your name
By MADDY MYERS  |  June 04, 2010

Turning in that low-numbered plate for a pink one

Low-numbered plates may be Valhalla for Rhode Island’s vainglorious. But they are hard to come by. So for the average driver looking for attention, “vanity” and “special category” plates are the way to go.
Special Category
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  May 21, 2010
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The quest for the ultimate female orgasm

Let's talk about the female orgasm, and how for some women, it can be difficult to come by.
How far will women go for an orgasm?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 19, 2010

Pink ribbons: Play hardball!

In ancient times, men appeased the gods by tossing female virgins into volcanoes and families left their newborn daughters on hillsides to die since girls were less "valuable" than boys.
Breasts and Balls
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  November 27, 2009
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Plugging in

For the past six years, Festival Ballet Providence has presented an evening of short works, Up Close on Hope , in their Black Box Theater on Hope Street.
Festival Ballet move to Metallica and Radiohead
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 20, 2009

Art dodgers

David S. Bernstein points out some key facts about who voted for Michael Flaherty in “Can Flaherty Woo Yoon?”, but he neglects to mention that, if Sam Yoon had won, he would need the base that voted for Flaherty, and he would also need to woo Flaherty’s
Letters to the Boston editor, October 9, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 09, 2009


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Compassionate or coercive?

The election of Barack Obama has inspired dread among pro-lifers nationwide. But for the Rhode Island wing of the movement, the anxiety goes back quite a bit farther.
Pro-life pregnancy counselors say they are offering women hope, but critics see manipulation
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 18, 2009
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Living with HPV

The results are “normal.” I breathe a sigh of relief. But should I be relieved? It’s been two years since I heard a registered nurse tell me “You have HPV,” and I am still getting scraped from the inside out, still making appointments to see doctors, and
Getting the news that one has human papilloma virus can seem like a cancer-causing death sentence. Our reporter disregards the stigma and shares her most intimate experiences.
By LISA SPINELLI  |  September 04, 2009
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Review: Orphan

John (Peter Sarsgaard) and Kate (Vera Farmiga) don't have eight children to contend with, but after the miscarriage of their daughter, they adopt, bringing their brood to three. Perhaps they should have cut their losses.
Delightfully gonzo
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 31, 2009
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The Ch-Ch-Ch-Change

If men had menopause, going postal would be the rule rather than the exception, and we'd have to get our mail from carrier pigeons.
Menopause The Musical at Trinity
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 19, 2009
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Hot ticket

Here's a hot flash for you: dying is easy (in the theatrical sense of bombing onstage); producing a successful show is hard.
Menopause the Musical  summers at Trinity 
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 05, 2009


Dr. Lovemonkey: Bad chemistry

I am very much in love with this guy I have known for the past six years. The problem is he knocked up a girl half his age and they have been married for 2-1/2 years.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  March 24, 2009
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Fest raises awareness, celebrates women

Maria Mendes found her voice last spring, at a gathering to prepare for a trip to New Orleans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues . Standing before a group of women, she finally got the courage to talk about being a
Come together
By MARION DAVIS  |  February 18, 2009
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Thoughts on the 36th anniversary of Roe V. Wade

To commemorate that anniversary, the Maine Choice Coalition, along with the Maine Civil Liberties Union, the League of Young Voters, and the Portland Phoenix, are teaming up to screen the film I Had An Abortion at SPACE Gallery on Wednesday, January 2
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 21, 2009
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Let the alligators come to you

And, Portland, they're on the way
And, Portland, they're on the way
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  January 14, 2009
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Ditched

Olympia Snowe would protect me, I thought. I continued to believe that right up until January 31, when she voted to support George W. Bush’s Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.
Did Maine’s US senators betray women during the recent battles for the Supreme Court bench?
By SARA DONNELLY  |  March 02, 2006