Secretary general of Dutch Ministry of Justice deserves jail
By Kwame Fosu
The Washington Times | Friday, September 14, 2012
The only difference between the Secretary General of the Dutch Ministry of Justice Joris Demmink and Jerry Sandusky of Penn State is that Demmink is free and Sandusky is in jail. The case of the Secretary General of the Dutch Ministry of Justice Joris Demmink is too much like the case of Jerry Sandusky of Penn State to be ignored. Both men have long histories of sexually abusing young boys. Both men held positions of authority in the institutions they worked for and both men were highly respected by their peers and communities.
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by Sima Kotecha, Newsbeat US Reporters
American law enforcement agencies are being accused of not doing enough to combat the problem of child prostitution.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the United States estimates that between 100,000 and 300,000 American children are forced into prostitution every year – sometimes through being kidnapped near their homes.
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by Imani Walker, Executive Director
www.whitehouse.com | May 11, 2012
I have been in long-term recovery from substance abuse for 13 years. In the United States, investment in Family-Based Treatment programs saves countless lives and families, because healing addicted mothers exponentially affects the child welfare system, juvenile justice and adult criminal justice systems. Family-based substance abuse treatment describes programs for pregnant or parenting mothers and their children that provide direct services or referrals for services including: substance abuse treatment, child early intervention, mental health, family counseling, trauma therapy, housing, medical care, nursery and preschool, parenting skills training, and educational or job training.
By Rita Rubin
MSNBC Article | April 5, 2012
Recent use of the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera for at least a year was associated with a doubling of young women’s breast cancer risk, a new study has found. However, users’ breast cancer risk dropped to that of non-users within several months of stopping Depo-Provera injections, researchers report in the journal Cancer Research. Depo-Provera, injected every three months, was approved as a contraceptive in the United States 20 years ago. Convenient, highly effective and relatively inexpensive, Depo-Provera is used by about 1.2 million U.S. women, or 3.2 percent of those who practice contraception, according to the latest data from the Guttmacher Institute, a research and education organization that focuses on reproductive health.
By Paula Donovan
Huffington Post Article | March 2, 2012
How many factual errors can you make in a single press statement? Yesterday on the Huffington Post, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) heralded “another victory for women’s health” following recent meetings at the World Health Organization (WHO). The world health body convened experts to discuss concerns about hormonal contraceptives and HIV, and to answer to the question: Do women who use hormonal contraceptives face higher risks of HIV acquisition and transmission? PPFA claims that the answer was “a resounding no.” That’s not true.
By, Sheila C. Johnson
Huffington Post Article | December 1, 2011
I am proud to be involved in the global movement to fight HIV/AIDS through my work with the Accordia Global Health Foundation, which is building healthcare capacity and strengthening academic medical institutions in the heart of Africa to combat HIV/AIDS and other devastating infectious diseases.
But as a longtime neighbor of the District of Columbia, as an American, and as an African-American woman, I’ve found myself both heartbroken and enraged by the tragedy taking place in our own backyard.
By Farid Zakaria November 7, 2011
A new policy brief faults prominent institutions and drug companies like Pfizer, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and Population Council, for their involvement in unethical and illegal human experimentation in Africa. The report is titled “Non-Consensual Research in Africa: The Outsourcing of Tuskegee” in reference to the illegal human experiment conducted in Tuskegee, Alabama, between 1932 and 1972 by the US Public Health Service. In that experiment, some 600 impoverished African-American men were observed in a study on the progression of untreated syphilis. Some of the men were intentionally infected with the disease and all of them were denied the cure. Regrettably, the report notes, no one was held accountable for this crime against humanity.
Published: October 12, 2011
By Betsy Dr. Betsy Hartmann D. Aline Gubrium
To the Editor:
Re “Contraceptive Said to Double Risks of H.I.V.“ (front page, Oct. 4):
There is a larger context behind the recent finding that the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera may increase the risk of women and their male partners becoming infected with H.I.V. For over a decade other studies have warned about this connection. As a matter of precaution, family planning agencies should have started phasing out injectables, especially in communities at high risk of H.I.V., and encouraged other contraceptive methods. Instead, injectables are vigorously promoted in Africa because they are viewed as a cheap, effective way to reduce population growth.