Transgender Surgery Isn’t the Solution – Former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Wall Street Journal 12 June 2014 Dr. McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is the author of “Try to Remember: Psychiatry’s Clash Over Meaning, Memory, and Mind” (Dana Press, 2008). The government and media alliance advancing the transgender cause has gone into overdrive in recent weeks. On May 30, a U.S. Department […]

Paternity leave and pay ‘should be doubled’ (UK)

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The Guardian 15 June 2014 Statutory paternity leave should be twice as long and paid at almost twice the present rate to encourage more fathers to spend time with their newborn children, a thinktank has said. The proposal is one of a number to be unveiled by the centre-left thinktank the IPPR in what is […]

Booze store location near school ‘devastating’

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NZ Herald 16 June 2014 A principal is flabbergasted at a decision to allow a liquor store to open in a former video parlour directly opposite his school in Mangere. “There is no place for a liquor outlet at the front gate of a school,” said Robin Staples of Southern Cross Campus, which caters for […]

Boy with three mums challenges PM (Aust)

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Stuff co.nz 15 June 2014 Orlando Burcham is 11 years old, has three mums, wants to be prime minister one day, and is something of a global phenomenon after giving Tony Abbott a piece of his mind on the subject of gay marriage. The Australian Prime Minister, according to the Cessnock primary school student, is […]

Is abortion law due for a shakeup?

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Stuff co.nz 15 June 2014 Abortion legislation has been politically neglected since the late 1970s, when the current law was introduced. But is it finally time for a rethink? The Green Party thinks so, but others are unconvinced. Shabnam DastgheibĀ  reports. Abortion. A heated, inflammatory, polarising topic. In a largely desensitised world, it remains one […]

Ads on Family-Friendly Shows Do Better

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Parents Television Counsel 6 June 2014 A recent survey by Nielsen shows that viewers are far more likely to find commercials appearing on family-friendly programs and networks more trustworthy, credible, and relevant than on shows and channels with extreme content. The survey found a 90% correlation between viewer trust and networks that are considered family-friendly. […]

One way to end violence against women? Married dads.

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The Washington Post 10 June 2014 W. Bradford Wilcox, a professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, directs the Home Economics Project at the American Enterprise Institute and the Institute for Family Studies. His most recent book is Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Scientific Perspectives and you can follow him on Twitter: @WilcoxNMP […]

Report puts spotlight on NZ sex-trafficking

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Stuff co.nz 9 June 2014 A Hamilton couple are being noticed by key government figures for taking a stand against child sex trafficking in New Zealand. A report about the subject by Shimal Sataiya and Mark Calderwood was recently referred to in a general debate in Parliament and awaits further discussion by MPs. In its […]

Does Family Planning also endorse this approach for sex ed?

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Teaching Teens S&M Sex: Gagging, Whipping and Asphyxiation A shocking new video Live Action released today catches the Planned Parenthood abortion business teaching teenagers about S&M-based sexual relationships and concepts such as gagging, whipping and asphyxiation. In a series of undercover audits, Live Action investigators documented Planned Parenthood counselors and nurses advising our investigators, who […]

Dale Bramley: Dope is harmless? You must be high

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NZ Herald 11 June 2014 The ban last month of so-called legal highs came as a welcome relief to staff at Waitemata District Health Board, particularly our doctors, nurses and mental health workers who see first-hand the effects synthetic cannabinoids can have. As the discussion around synthetic cannabinoids evolved in the public sphere, it was […]

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