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Cover Design by Shane Achenbach

Each year, the Statement Magazine publishes the Sex Issue, which gauges the campus climate on a wide range of sex-related issues. We've adminstered a survey asking various questions about sex and reproductive health in Ann Arbor. Sex on campus is always interesting, always complex — read on to find out more about the sexual climate at the University of Michigan.

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Infographic by Emilie Farrugia

This year, 1,372 students took The Statement's annual sex survey. 45.3 percent of respondents identified as male, 53.4 identified as female and 1.2 percent identified as non-binary. Check out the results below.

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The day after School of Information senior Nicole Zeffer watched president-elect Donald Trump win the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8, she placed a call to University Health Services to make an appointment for an IUD consultation.

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Illustration by Emilie Farrugia

I was in ninth grade when I found out that I had to start worrying about my fertility as an adult.

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Illustration by Shane Achenbach

At copy, you do your work well and pass it up to the next set of editing eyes. In life, you should care passionately and understand when to let go.

At a Native American Student Association event on November 20th, three women perform a song in Anishinaabemowin.
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Students within the Native community said in interviews that issues of representation extend past the number of Native students on campus to visibility on the campus landscape, an issue they’ve confronted by building communities.

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Illustration by Shane Achenbach

I felt and continue to feel lucky to be student at such an international-reaching university, where the opportunities to travel and learn are plentiful.

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Illustration by Emilie Farrugia

It’s been cathartic to watch them work through the same feelings I had and grapple with what the next four years are going to be like.

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Instead of driving an hour home to be with my family for Thanksgiving, I drove seventeen hours to document the camps and people at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, acting as water protectors in resistance of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Photo Manipulation by Shane Achenbach and Original Photo by Virgina Lozano
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Illustration by Emilie Farrugia

Now, in order to prove that we’re not repressed, we have to talk about sex. Constantly.

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Illustration by Elise Haadsma

Prescriptive sex advice usually sucks.

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Illustration by Emilie Farrugia

To me, L.A. is a strange and surreal paradox, a bustling city rich in mythology, a flawed paradise that prides itself on diversity but is racially and socioeconomically divided. It’s at once fascinating and alienating.

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Photo courtesy of Zoey Holmstrom

As a photojournalist, my job is to take experiences that I see through my viewfinder and present them to our readers in an unbiased fashion. Through my experience, I’ve captured the raw emotions and passions that people have for this school and its teams. The genuine passion, heartbreak and cheers from fans, along with players’ intricate athleticism, have allowed me to understand in a small sense the immense pride that these Michigan fans display. It’s even made me reflect on one of my own passions as well: the practice of photography.

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Illustration by Emilie Farrugia

Maybe I am just a keen observer because of 18 years of analyzing body positions and their associated meanings. But just like every novel and poem has an intended audience, why wouldn’t every physician? It’s not that the motions and gestures of pre- and post-operative care need to be choreographed or calculated to perfection — but that they can carry an enhanced consciousness and body awareness.

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Illustration by Elise Haadsma

The scene opens on an island on the west coast of Norway, a few hours south of Bergen, the country’s second-largest city. An American girl arrives with four 11-year-olds in tow, nervous, but ready for the month-long adventure she’s signed up for as a leader at a utopic international children’s village. Romance is the last thing on her mind.

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Illustration by Elise Haadsma

The first time I fell in love with water was the first time I almost drowned.

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Illustration by Emilie Farrugia

We have to speak up. We have to make it impossible for them to compromise our autonomy over our bodies, to intersect our communities and wildlife with pipelines, to have clean water and to have marriage equality for all. I know this seems overly optimistic, but there are reasons why I feel this way.

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Illustration by Emilie Farrugia

I’d wake up feeling sticky. The inside of my mouth, my hair, my skin. I would lurch out of the twin bed and stumble over to the sink in my dorm room to survey the damage. It was all a smudge. My eyeliner down my face. My memories of the night before.

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Illustration by Emilie Farrugia

The first time I ever went on a date, it was with a girl from Tinder.