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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 […]

Why Are Teen Moms Poor?

May 20, 2012

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Surprising new research shows it’s not because they have babies. They have babies because they’re poor. By Matthew Yglesias|Posted Monday, May 14, 2012, at 5:01 PM ET Surprising new research shows that babies don’t make teen moms poor. Being poor causes them to have babies.iStockphoto. Delivering the commencement address last weekend at the evangelical Liberty […]

A Real Girl, 14, Takes a Stand Against the Flawless Faces in Magazines

May 4, 2012

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By JIM DWYERPublished: May 3, 2012 In Julia Bluhm’s ballet class, girls arrived and often declared that they were having a fat day. Or that their skin was pimply or blemished. Or that they looked disgusting. When she hears complaints in her middle school, where she is in the eighth grade, Julia said, she has […]

Feminists hail explosion in new grassroots groups

April 11, 2012

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Dozens of new organisations are springing up around the UK, campaigning on issues from lads’ mags to benefit cuts Alexandra Topping guardian.co.uk, Monday 9 April 2012 Feminists from Camden school for girls with Isabella Woolford Diaz (third left). Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian It was the lads’ mags – with semi-naked women in suggestive […]

‘I’m the girl with the ladydad’

February 18, 2012

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What happens when your dad becomes a woman? Mainly, Natasha Ozimek tells Maureen Paton, you end up disapproving of his makeup and clothes Maureen Paton The Guardian, Saturday 18 February 2012 Jane Fae (formerly John) and Tash: ‘He’s still Dad, just with a different outer layer.’ Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian Natasha Ozimek was […]

Haredim increasingly open to addressing sexual abuse

February 15, 2012

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By JEREMY SHARONExperts say attitudes changing within ultra-Orthodox community on reporting sexual abuse of minors. By Marc Israel Sellem Specialists and professionals this week highlighted a changing attitude within the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community toward reporting suspected sexual abuse of minors. During a two-day conference on children’s well-being at Ben-Gurion University, which ended on Tuesday, experts […]

Will the ‘girl effect’ really help to combat poverty?

February 10, 2012

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Many development organisations see empowering girls – and enabling them to delay childbearing – as a powerful means to tackle poverty, but the evidence so far doesn’t bear this out Girls sell coffee in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photograph: Alamy The call to invest in adolescent girls has been sweeping the development field in recent years. […]

Is the internet harmful to teenage girls?

January 31, 2012

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Caitlin Flanagan’s controversial new book, Girl Land, which argues that the internet has a damaging effect on teenage girls, has led to a furious row among US women Sarah Hughes guardian.co.uk, Monday 30 January 2012 Teenage girls surfing the internet: Flanagan argues it is ‘coursening and deadening’. Photograph: Alamy Few people are as experienced at […]

Is the internet harmful to teenage girls?

January 31, 2012

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Caitlin Flanagan’s controversial new book, Girl Land, which argues that the internet has a damaging effect on teenage girls, has led to a furious row among US women Sarah Hughes guardian.co.uk, Monday 30 January 2012 Teenage girls surfing the internet: Flanagan argues it is ‘coursening and deadening’. Photograph: Alamy Few people are as experienced at […]

Two Oklahoma victims of sex trade finally heal years later

September 10, 2011

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Friends, acquaintances, even relatives lure or force victims to toil in the human trafficking industry. Oklahomans once caught up in the industry speak out. BY SONYA COLBERG scolberg@opubco.com 3 Published: September 10, 2011 Jeannetta Taylor McCrery escaped the sex trafficking trade that she was caught up in as a teenager. Provided As many as 1.2 […]

Two Oklahoma victims of sex trade finally heal years later

September 10, 2011

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Friends, acquaintances, even relatives lure or force victims to toil in the human trafficking industry. Oklahomans once caught up in the industry speak out. BY SONYA COLBERG scolberg@opubco.com 3 Published: September 10, 2011 Jeannetta Taylor McCrery escaped the sex trafficking trade that she was caught up in as a teenager. Provided As many as 1.2 […]

The anorexia clinic for girls as young as SIX

September 10, 2011

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By Beth HaleLast updated at 9:59 AM on 9th September 2011 A haunting dispatch from inside the hospital that saves children from starving themselves to death… before they’ve even reached their teens Slumped semi-conscious on the sofa, Megan Archer summoned up what little strength she had left and fixed the paramedic attempting to hand her […]

The anorexia clinic for girls as young as SIX

September 10, 2011

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By Beth HaleLast updated at 9:59 AM on 9th September 2011 A haunting dispatch from inside the hospital that saves children from starving themselves to death… before they’ve even reached their teens Slumped semi-conscious on the sofa, Megan Archer summoned up what little strength she had left and fixed the paramedic attempting to hand her […]

Songs about sex – how they affect kids

September 9, 2011

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Do sexualized lyrics in popular music have an impact on the sexual behavior and attitudes of adolescents? Researchers Cougar Hall, Joshua H. West, and Shane Hill from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, take a look at the trend of increasing use of sexually explicit lyrics in music. Their findings, published online in Springer’s journal […]

Songs about sex – how they affect kids

September 9, 2011

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Do sexualized lyrics in popular music have an impact on the sexual behavior and attitudes of adolescents? Researchers Cougar Hall, Joshua H. West, and Shane Hill from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, take a look at the trend of increasing use of sexually explicit lyrics in music. Their findings, published online in Springer’s journal […]

Kuwait’s Ban on “High School Girls” a Mistake

September 5, 2011

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September 5th, 2011Samya Ramadan is over, and this is normally the time for loads of critical commentaries on soap operas featured on Arab television during the holy month. Several Ramadan dramas like “Al Hassan Wal Hussein” (on the roots of Sunni-Shi’ite tensions) and “In the Presence of the Absence” (on the late renowned Palestinian poet […]

Kuwait’s Ban on “High School Girls” a Mistake

September 5, 2011

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September 5th, 2011Samya Ramadan is over, and this is normally the time for loads of critical commentaries on soap operas featured on Arab television during the holy month. Several Ramadan dramas like “Al Hassan Wal Hussein” (on the roots of Sunni-Shi’ite tensions) and “In the Presence of the Absence” (on the late renowned Palestinian poet […]

Depressed Teens Have Riskier Sex

July 31, 2011

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Teen girls are less likely to use condoms when depressed.Published on July 30, 2011 by Kathryn Stamoulis, Ph.D. in The New Teen Age Image from recover-from-grief.com  A new study published in the Journal of Psychology, Health & Medicine found that depression is linked to risky sexual practices among teen girls. Over a period of 12-months, […]

Depressed Teens Have Riskier Sex

July 31, 2011

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Teen girls are less likely to use condoms when depressed.Published on July 30, 2011 by Kathryn Stamoulis, Ph.D. in The New Teen Age Image from recover-from-grief.com  A new study published in the Journal of Psychology, Health & Medicine found that depression is linked to risky sexual practices among teen girls. Over a period of 12-months, […]