Heterosexual Relationships and Anal Sex: What’s the Big Deal?

President’s Corner by Dr. Freda Bush

September 2016

Three years ago, I spoke to over 100 teenage girls from different family and ethnic backgrounds. I asked how many of them knew a girl who was having anal sex to maintain … Read the rest

The Consequences of Heterosexual Anal Sex for Women

MI Science Staff: August 2016

Anal sex is currently a “hot topic” of discussion for it is increasingly prevalent among young men and women, and older adults.1 In 2007, a study based on the National Survey of Family Growth … Read the rest

Had the Talk? : President’s Corner August 2016: Dr. Freda Bush

“Why am I involved with the Medical Institute?”

It’s simple.  I have four children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. My husband, Lee, and I determined years ago, “It is not enough for us to be concerned about ‘our four and … Read the rest

Teenage Emotions and the Adolescent Brain

MI Science Staff: July 2016

Helping teens develop emotionally is an important part of parenting our youth. But, as parents, we may well find ourselves on an emotional roller coaster as we navigate the difficult journey of parenting adolescents. Even … Read the rest

President’s Corner for Early July 2016

Building Family Connections (BFC) Training

Youth commonly access sexy subject matter on TV, movies, iPads, smartphones, etc.  They also “snap chat”, “insta-gram”, twitter and listen to music.  The messages they are receiving from this flood of input are being incorporated … Read the rest