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More Teens Seeking Gender Identity Treatment in Australia

May 22, 2012

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By Katherine Weber , Christian Post ReporterMay 22, 2012|10:33 amThe number of children receiving hormone treatment for gender identity disorder has increased greatly at one Australian clinic over the past decade, with the number of patient referrals growing eight times since 2003, doctors recently reported in the Medical Journal of Australia. The Melbourne’s Royal Children’s […]

Argentina gender rights law: A new world standard

May 14, 2012

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By MICHAEL WARREN, Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Activists say Argentina now leads the world in transgender rights after giving people the freedom to change their legal and physical gender identity simply because they want to, without having to undergo judicial, psychiatric and medical procedures beforehand. The gender identity law that won congressional […]

TRANSGENDER CHILDREN: Sex-changing treatment for kids: It’s on the rise

February 21, 2012

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Associated Press,  Feb. 19, 2012CHICAGO — A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics.It’s an issue that raises ethical questions, and some experts […]

ASIA: Isolation, poverty loom for an aging population

February 14, 2012

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Photo: David Longstreath/IRINMore of her in coming years BANGKOK, 14 February 2012 (IRIN) – With 60 percent of the world’s population, Asia has one of the largest concentrations globally of aging persons, creating a host of potential challenges, experts warn. “Asian countries, besides Japan perhaps, need to plan now. These countries have grown older before […]

Expensive Egos: Narcissism Has a Higher Health Cost for Men

February 5, 2012

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 23, 2012) — The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study published in PLoS ONE. The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study. (Credit: © lunamarina / Fotolia) “Narcissistic […]

Expensive Egos: Narcissism Has a Higher Health Cost for Men

February 5, 2012

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 23, 2012) — The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study published in PLoS ONE. The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study. (Credit: © lunamarina / Fotolia) “Narcissistic […]

CAMBODIA: The impact of truth-seeking on mental health

February 4, 2012

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Photo: Alan M.Thornton for TPO CambodiaHong Sarath pictured outside Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh, which judges in the on-going Khmer Rouge tribunal referred to as a “factory of death” PHNOM PENH, 3 February 2012 (IRIN) – On 3 February, judges in the Extraordinary Chamber of the Courts in Cambodia (ECCC) – more commonly known […]