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On a Wednesday evening, President and Mrs. Obama hosted a glamorous reception at the American Museum of Natural History. I sipped champagne, greeted foreign dignitaries, and mingled. But I could not stop thinking about my year-old son, who had started eighth grade three weeks earlier and was already resuming what had become his pattern of skipping homework, disrupting classes, failing math, and tuning out any adult who tried to reach him. Over the summer, we had barely spoken to each other—or, more accurately, he had barely spoken to me.
On January 21, , millions of women took to the streets in cities across America to demonstrate their opposition to President Donald Trump and the values and policies he represents. This renewed activism comes at a critical time. Nearly days into the Trump administration, there has been little talk of concrete policy actions that will help women and families. It has only been days, and millions of women are already feeling the negative impacts of the Trump administration and its misguided agenda. Women and families have never had more to lose. Each section is headed by a statement President Trump made in his joint address to Congress on February 28,
Clinicians, however, continue to refer to changes in the hymen to assess for a history of consensual or nonconsensual sexual intercourse. We reviewed published evidence to dispel commonly held myths about the hymen and its morphology, function, and use as evidence in cases of sexual violence. An examination of the hymen is not an accurate or reliable test of a previous history of sexual activity, including sexual assault. We call on clinicians to consider the low predictive value of a hymen examination and to: 1 avoid relying solely on the status of the hymen in sexual assault examinations and reporting; 2 help raise awareness of this issue among their peers and counterparts in law enforcement and the judicial system; and 3 promote fact-based discussions about the limitations of hymenal examinations as part of clinical education for all specialties that address the sexual or reproductive health of women and girls. The online version of this article
Child marriage is a human rights violation that prevents girls from obtaining an education, enjoying optimal health, bonding with others their own age, maturing, and ultimately choosing their own life partners. Child marriage is driven by poverty and has many effects on girls' health: increased risk for sexually transmitted diseases, cervical cancer, malaria, death during childbirth, and obstetric fistulas. Girls' offspring are at increased risk for premature birth and death as neonates, infants, or children. To stop child marriage, policies and programs must educate communities, raise awareness, engage local and religious leaders, involve parents, and empower girls through education and employment. Awareness of reproductive health issues in developing nations is growing. Other terms applied to child marriage include "early marriage" and "child brides.
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message to all teenage girls is do not marry before age 20 tility rate (number of births per 1, young women) Pregnant adolescent girls often do not have Guttmacher Institute. tapnetwork2015.org
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But the brutal demands of ambitious careers, the asymmetries of male-female relationships, and late-in-life child-bearing difficulties conspire against them. These realities take an obvious personal toll. But companies and the overall economy also pay a significant price. Yet in —at the height of the U. How to avoid this waste of expensively educated talent? Business leaders and federal lawmakers can establish new policies that support working parents. And young women can be more deliberate about career and family choices.
Marriage before the age of 18 is a fundamental violation of human rights. While the practice is more common among girls than boys, it is a violation of rights regardless of sex. Although the impact on child grooms has not been extensively studied, marriage may similarly place boys in an adult role for which they are unprepared, and may place economic pressures on them and curtail their opportunities for further education or career advancement. When a couple cohabitates, the assumption is often that they are adults, even if one or both has not yet reached the age of
The views presented in this paper are those of the author(s) and do not have all contributed key insights to the understanding of norms. for many young women, sexual harassment in public is a Social norms have arisen for a variety of reasons and fulfil a disadvantage women and girls, many gender norms do.
Here are some excerpts from the book. While its message of understanding and acceptance is aimed at parents of autistic girls, much of the guidance can be applied to boys on the spectrum, as well:. Even if she never looks you in the eye. Even if she never goes to college.
I know of no Medicine fit to diminish the violent natural Inclinations you mention; and if I did, I think I should not communicate it to you. Marriage is the proper Remedy. It is the most natural State of Man, and therefore the State in which you are most likely to find solid Happiness. Your Reasons against entering into it at present, appear to me not well-founded. The circumstantial Advantages you have in View by postponing it, are not only uncertain, but they are small in comparison with that of the Thing itself, the being married and settled.
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