Parental consent: required for minors’ use of birth control?
Will the condition of parental consent increase or decrease teen pregnancies?
Evangelicals, birth control and the US elections
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
“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
Child mortality drops around the world but some rich countries lag
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
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.