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Articles of Note: December 2021

It’s time for our last Articles of Note for the year. Hard to believe the year is finished, but I know many of you are ready to say goodbye to it once and for all. Here’s hoping you have some downtime to look forward to during this holiday season. Personally, it is a mad scramble to the end of the month, with several projects hanging over my head–not my favorite way to close out the year. But work is work, and I will not complain. However, a few days off around Christmas will be welcome, and I look forward to some quality family time, including a few days with the girlchild at home.

As you peruse the list this month, a couple things I’d like to point out: 1.) very few free full text articles (I don’t know why), so if you’re having trouble getting your hands on something, let me know and I will see what I can do; 2.) capacity to consent to an exam is always a subject that crops up, so I’d like to steer you toward Miles, et al., which also includes several of our colleagues as authors. I found the article (and particularly its chart) very helpful, and 3.) Herbenick (and coauthors) are back again with another article on strangulation within the context of partnered (theoretically consensual) sex. As someone who spends a lot of time talking and writing on the topic of strangulation generally, I find their research really interesting.

As 2021 draws to a close, once again, thanks to all of you who have been regular readers of FHO. We’re almost 13 years into this nerdy little site, and many of you have been with me from the very beginning. There’s no end to the pleasure I get from the interactions I have with readers, and I look forward to the new ways we will be able to make that happen here in 2022. Stay safe, enjoy the holidays, and I will see you back here next year. Peace and health, Jen.

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