Giving Compass' Take:

• The Hill reports that Arizona state representative Michelle Udall is pushing a measure to official declare porn as a "public health crisis" stating it's too accessible and has detrimental effects including low self-esteem, eating disorders and problematic sexual activity.

• How can donors and policy drive awareness to the negative effects of pornography? Is there a realistic approach to curbing how widely accessibly it is?

Here's an article on how to combat the harmful effects of pornography. 


A Republican state lawmaker in Arizona has introduced a resolution that would declare pornography a public health crisis.

A measure introduced by state Rep. Michelle Udall (R) passed through the Arizona House Committee on Health & Human Services on Thursday, the first hurdle in its path to a full vote, AZ Central reported.

The symbolic measure has no legal effect but states that porn "perpetuates a sexually toxic environment that damages all areas of our society."

“Like the tobacco industry, the pornography industry has created a public health crisis," Udall told lawmakers, according to the outlet. "Pornography is used pervasively, even by minors."

Read the full article about pornography being a public health crisis by Morgan Gstalter at The Hill