Perry Tsai

Articles

All day I dream about sex?

Men think about sex every seven seconds, or so they say. While this factoid has spread far and wide, masquerading as fact, it needs a big, blue Wikipedia-style “citation needed” stamped onto it. I mean, come on, do men really have 8,000 thoughts about sex every day?


Let’s talk about ... gender

We use gendered pronouns all the time in English: he/she, his/hers, him/her. We learn early on to refer to people by their genders, but does this grammatical rule affect the way that we treat men and women?


Yes, it’s strong enough for a man

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is the new sex ed. It’s the latest front in the heated discussion on adolescent sexuality, challenged by the same denial and fear about teen sex.


	Sexual Health Columnist
Perry Tsai is a second year medical student from New Orleans, LA. 
E-mail: perrytsai@gmail.com

To cut or not to cut, still a question

Recent reports of the health benefits of circumcision have come up against arguments that the procedure violates infants’ autonomy. The controversy leaves parents asking the question: To cut or not to cut?


A step forward in LGBT health

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons face a score of health disparities, and these disparities were identified in 2007 by the Association of American Medical Colleges to be an important area of education for medical students. But how are medical schools doing with this aim?


Getting players in the out?eld

It’s another year of college sports. We’ll again be rooting for our favorite teams and cheering on our favorite athletes. But consider this: How would you feel if your fellow teammate or admired athlete came out as gay?


Column: Trying to get ‘bi’ in a gendered world

In an upcoming study in the journal Biological Psychology, researchers at Northwestern University found that bisexual men are, indeed, bisexual. Okay, while this might not make the earth move under your feet (or maybe it did last week), bisexuality has remained a controversial topic for both science and society.


In the end, it does matter

This will be my last column of 2010-11, and since I would be talking about sex at the end of the year, I figured, why not talk about sex at the end of your rear?


Of mice and men who like men

I’ve always been fascinated by the biological origin of human homosexuality. Growing up, I put my faith in genetics and evolution, so I was convinced that there must be some elegant explanation for this seemingly non-procreative sexual orientation.