Birth Control


Parental consent: required for minors’ use of birth control?

Tamara Rajakariar | 19 June 2013

Will the condition of parental consent increase or decrease teen pregnancies?


Evangelicals, birth control and the US elections

Carolyn Moynihan | 23 January 2012
It is clear to even the most distant observer that family values are a big issue in United States politics.

Earth to Planned Parenthood: people drive economies

Mariette Ulrich | 11 November 2010
“Contraception could be free under health care law”, announced a pre-election Washington Post headline. A “panel of experts” is supposed to be meeting this month “to begin considering what kind of preventive care for women should be covered at no cost to the patient, as required under President Barack Obama's overhaul.”

Child mortality drops around the world but some rich countries lag

Carolyn Moynihan | 25 May 2010

The number of children under five dying has declined substantially in the past 20 years and the rate of decline is speeding up, according to a report in The Lancet medical journal. Some developing countries are doing surprisingly well, but rates in the US and Britain are not good by developed world standards -- for reasons that are not clear.

 


To add to Haiti’s troubles - child trafficking

Carolyn Moynihan | 25 January 2010
Children, the most vulnerable members of Haiti’s population, are suffering terribly as a result of the disastrous earthquake, many losing parents, homes and health. As if that was not bad enough, they are now more likely than ever to be captured by traffickers who buy and sell children for sex and cheap labour, says an expert on the subject.
 

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com


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