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Topics: teen health

American Academy of Pediatrics “Reckless” with Teen Health



Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that pediatricians promote long-acting-reversible-contraceptives (LARCs) to their minor patients. Long-acting reversible contraceptives include intrauterine devices (IUDs), Depo-Provera shots, and single-rod contraceptive implants (Implanon and Nexplanon). Contraceptive usage among teens is nothing new; 86% of female teens and 93% of male teens report using contraception the last time they had sex. Nor is sex among teenagers a new phenomenon; half of all 17 year olds in the …

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UNICEF Should Rename Itself the United Nations Sex for Children Fund, or UNISEX



The debate over a new Code on Childhood and Adolescence is raging in Peru.

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Senator Max Baucus Wants to Teach Your Kids About Sex



It’s funny, the things that never make the news. Take the recent amendment to the Senate health care plan by Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D-MT).  This language allocates hundreds of millions of dollars of your money toward “Personal Responsibility Education for Adulthood Training.”   What can this possibly mean?  According to the amendment’s mostly vague language, $400 million from the years 2010 to 2015 will be spent on “evidence-based effective programs” that will supposedly …

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“Gardasil Guards Against Almost Nothing” Merck Researcher Admits



On the morning of October 2nd 2009, one of us (Joan) joined an audience of mostly health professionals and listened as Dr. Diane Harper, the leading international developer of the HPV vaccines, gave a sales pitch for Gardasil. Gardasil, as you may know, is the new vaccine that is supposed to confer protection against but strains of the sexually transmitted Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Dr. Harper came to the 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination to …

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Merck Researcher Admits: Gardasil Guards Against Almost Nothing



On the morning of 2 October 2009, one of us (Joan) joined an audience of mostly health professionals and listened as Dr. Diane Harper, the leading international developer of the HPV vaccines, gave a sales pitch for Gardasil. Gardasil, as you may know, is the new vaccine that is supposed to confer protection against four strains of the sexually transmitted Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Dr. Harper came to the 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination to …

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Merck Researcher Admits: Guardasil Guards Against Almost Nothing



On the morning of 2 October 2009, one of us (Joan) joined an audience of mostly health professionals and listened as Dr. Diane Harper, the leading international developer of the HPV vaccines, gave a sales pitch for Gardasil.  Gardasil, as you may know, is the new vaccine that is supposed to confer protection against four strains of the sexually transmitted Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Dr. Harper came to the 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination to …

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June 29 — Is Pro-Choice the New Pro-Life?



29 June 2009 — Vol. 12 / No. 19 According to the New York Times, it doesn’t really matter, because you probably don’t understand the terms anyway. According to the Times the recent Gallup Poll showing that a majority of Americans are pro-life is faulty at best, and downright sinister at worst. The poll, conducted May 7-10, found that 51% of Americans are now “calling themselves ‘pro-life’ on the issue of abortion and 42% ‘pro-choice.’” …

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Planned Parenthood’s Assault On Teens



The United States of America has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the Western world. According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute’s 2002 report, 75 out of every 1,000 girls aged 15–19 in the United States will get pregnant. Twenty-one out of every 1,000 will get an abortion. Planned Parenthood Pressure One reason why our teen pregnancy and abortion rate is so high is because of Planned Parenthood’s relentless targeting of our young people. Americans need …

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