The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: June 25, 2010

-While Angela Merkel prepares for a battle at the G-20 Summit, the German chancellor is losing support at home . [ The Daily Beast ]

-In the aftermath of January’s earthquake, women in Haiti face another threat -sexual predators. [ New York Times ]

-Medical experts recommend that teen girls get two annual preventative check-ups , one focusing solely on reproductive health. [ L.A. Times ]

- Hephzibah Anderson gave up sex for a year after her first love got engaged to someone else. Then she wrote a book about it . [ Salon ]

-A company is working to create an .xxx domain name for porn sites , making it easier for computers to filter X-rated content. [ Washington Post ]

Photograph of German protesters by Johannes Eisele/Getty Images.