PHS in the Media
Eli Coleman, PhD, talked with the New Yorker about the WPATH Standards of Care for the article "About a Boy: Transgender surgery at sixteen" on March 18, 2013. Coleman explained that the Standards of Care committee used caution when endorsing the use of puberty blockers for some children since the subtle and long-term effects of this treatment is not yet fully understood.
Katie Spencer, PhD, talked with Fox 9 News about the impact that the gay marriage debate is having on LGB individuals and families in Minnesota in the segment "Gay Marriage: Republican Minn. Rep. flubs ‘gay gene’ facts" on February 27, 2013.
Michael Miner, PhD, discussed the Minnesota Sex Offender Program with Politics in Minnesota for the article "‘He was a kid’: Former juvenile sex offenders languish in MSOP" on October 5, 2012.
Eli Coleman, PhD, talked with ABC News about the sexual health of older adults in light of the CDC data report of the increase in sexually transmitted infections in Americans age 45 - 64 in "Sex Life of Older Adults and Rising STDs" on February 3, 2012.
Eli Coleman, PhD, answered 10 Questions about sexual health for Minnesota Healthcare News in October 2011.
Katie Spencer, PhD, wrote an article for Minnesota Women’s Press titled "Journey to self-love: I was a chubby kid" in February 2011.
Walter Bockting, PhD, talked with the BBC for the issue "Transgender Americans take on New York" about the standards for identity documents for transgender individuals January 4, 2012.
Eli Coleman, PhD, commented on the Ohio State study that looked at how often men and women think about sex, food, and sleep in the Star Tribune article "Men: Sex, food, sleep" on December 19, 2011.
Eli Coleman, PhD, spoke with WCCO's Jason DeRusha about sex and marriage on "Good Question: How Much Sex Is Enough?" on September 9, 2011.
Eli Coleman, PhD, shared his shared his skepticism of a new study on ministry programs designed to change sexual orientation in "Study supporting gay conversion challenged" on CNN October 4, 2011.
Eli Coleman, PhD, talked with CNN about children and gender identity in "Transgender kids: Painful quest to be who they are" on September 27, 2011.
Eli Coleman, PhD, and Walter Bockting, PhD, discuss revised WPATH Standards of Care with the GA Voice in "WPATH announces new standards of care for transgender and gender nonconforming people" on September 25, 2011.
Jamie Feldman, MD, PhD, talked with the Huffington Post about "10 Things That Can Lower Your Libido" on September 9, 2011.
First of its kind Sexual Health Education Chair established at U of M July 15, 2011.
Eli Coleman, PhD, discussed the current science on sexual orientation in the Star Tribune article “Pawlenty likes Gaga, but disputes that gays are 'Born This Way’” on July 12, 2011.
Michael Miner, PhD, appeared on WCCO news to discuss the sexual offender registry on May 27, 2011, in a segment titled “Sex-Offender Laws Keep Minn. Man ‘Down’ 17 Years After.”
Walter Bockting, PhD, served on the Institute of Medicine committee that authored a report encouraging researchers to proactively engage lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in health studies and collect data on these populations to identify and better understand health conditions that affect them. On April 5, 2011, Bockting discussed the report with MinnPost.com in an article titled, “Report calls for much more research on LGBT health issues; Q&A with U of M participant.” See report press release.
Walter Bockting, PhD, appeared on ABC’s "Nightline" to discuss gender variance on January 4, 2011, in a segment titled “Meet the Only Person with No Gender.”
Walter Bockting, PhD, explained the need for the new U.S. State Department guidelines for citizens wishing to change their gender designation on their passport in the Time article “New Passport Rules Ease Switch for Transgenders” on June 12, 2010.
Jamie Feldman, MD, PhD, explained how sexual activity compares to other forms of exercise in the ABC News article "Official Says Have Sex for Health; Does It Work?" on April 28, 2010.
Eli Coleman, PhD, noted that it is important for adolescents to start using condoms when they become sexually active in "Kid-Sized Condoms: Company Markets Contraceptive for 14-Year-Olds" on March 8, 2010.
Eli Coleman, PhD, discussed results of a recent Kinsey Institute survey and the need for health care workers to be clear when discussing sexual matters with their patients in the article "Study: Adults Can’t Agree What ‘Sex’ Means" on March 8, 2010.
Michael Miner, PhD, contributed to the discussion of the definition, research, and treatment of sex addiction in the LA Times article "Sex addiction divides mental health experts" on March 1, 2010.
Eli Coleman, PhD, answered the WCCO "Good Question: Is Sex Addiction Real?" on February 19, 2010.
Bean Robinson, PhD, and Jamie Feldman, MD, PhD, discussed sexual health, sex education, and relationships with community experts on "Girl Talk—Sex Roundtable" from Town Square Television Community Channel 14 in February 2010.
Eli Coleman, PhD, explained hypersexual disorder in the U.S. News & World Report article "Sex Addiction or Simple Cheating? How to Tell the Difference" on January 27, 2010.
Eli Coleman, PhD, was featured in the Star Tribune article "Women 'coming out' later in life finding more acceptance" on January 8, 2010.