AIDS


The Pill’s deadly affair with HIV/AIDS

Carolyn Moynihan | 22 April 2010
Why does HIV/AIDS strike more women than men globally? Why is sub-Saharan Africa the home of the world’s largest heterosexual HIV/Aids epidemic? Why does Thailand have an HIV infection rate of over one-in-100 adults, while Japan’s rate is 0.01 per cent and the Philippines’ 0.02 per cent? One answer to these questions can be found in an article published this week by the Population Research Institute deeply implicating hormonal contraception in the AIDS epidemic.

South Africa’s polygamous president

Carolyn Moynihan | 06 January 2010
If the family is the basic unit of society, and if South Africa President Jacob Zuma’s family is any kind of model, prospects of his country finding its way out of disease and chaos seem slight. President Zuma has just concluded a “traditional” (African customary) wedding with his third concurrent wife.

The UN’s sex-ed plan for kids

Carolyn Moynihan | 31 August 2009
Some years ago I saw a cartoon whose subject becomes more real by theday. It showed a Brave-New-Wold nursery in which newborns were beinginstructed via a loudspeaker: “Today you will be going home, but beforeyou go, here is your first sex education lesson...” I was reminded ofit by a Fox News report of a new universal sex-ed curriculum fromUNESCO.
 

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