Mary Urie

Mary Urie, a senior at Brigham Young University majoring in Public Health, is NCOSE’s public health intern. After living in Paraguay for a year and a half, she began studying a minor in international development, which then sparked her interest in women’s studies. Since then, she has focused much of her study on women’s health issues and women’s rights, both domestically and internationally. She is passionate about prevention of sexual exploitation and advocating for survivors. She loves eating ice cream, spending time on the beach, and traveling the world.

Articles by Mary Urie

Aid Sector Rocked by Sexual Exploitation Scandals

News coverage of aid agencies and sexual exploitation has exploded over the last few months following revelations of the Oxfam sex crimes scandal in Haiti. As many of us remember, Haiti was hit by a major earthquake in 2010, killing more than 200,000 people, injuring over 300,000 people, and leaving 1.5 million more homeless. Unfortunately,…

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

FTND Video Highlights Pornography’s Effects on the Brain

A new video produced by Fight the New Drug, featuring Drs. Simone Kühn, Don Hilton, Jr., and Philip Zimbardo, discusses research that shows how pornography has similar effects on the brain as highly addictive substances such as cocaine and methamphetamines. Dr. Kühn, a neuroscientist and psychologist with the Max Plank Institute in Berlin, and Dr. Hilton,…


Issue: Pornography Harms

Sexual Exploitation in the Sports Industry: An Abuse of Power

The recent trial of sports physician Larry Nassar has sparked media attention on the sexual abuse suffered by female members of USA Gymnastics. During his more than 20-year career as a physician for Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, Nassar sexually abused more than 150 girls (some reports claim the number may be closer to…