CDC Informaton on Sexually Transmitted Diseases

[The following information--accessed May 5, 2014-- is from the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ]

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) have been increasing among gay and bisexual men. Recent increases in syphilis cases have been documented across the country. In 2008, men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for 63% of primary and secondary syphilis cases in the United States. MSM often are diagnosed with other bacterial STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea infections. Continue reading

Surgical Sex

 by Paul McHugh, in First Things
The author concludes this article as follows:
I have witnessed a great deal of damage from sex-reassignment. The children transformed from their male constitution into female roles suffered prolonged distress and misery as they sensed their natural attitudes. Their parents usually lived with guilt over their decisions—second-guessing themselves and somewhat ashamed of the fabrication, both surgical and social, they had imposed on their sons. As for the adults who came to us claiming to have discovered their “true” sexual identity and to have heard about sex-change operations, we psychiatrists have been distracted from studying the causes and natures of their mental misdirections by preparing them for surgery and for a life in the other sex. We have wasted scientific and technical resources and damaged our professional credibility by collaborating with madness rather than trying to study, cure, and ultimately prevent it.
(Paul McHugh is University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University.) Continue reading

Porn “the most pernicious threat facing children today”

[a significant article, that may surprise you, coming from the source it does]

Experiment that convinced me online porn is the most pernicious threat  facing children today: By ex-lads’ mag editor MARTIN DAUBNEY

By  Martin Daubney in the Daly Mail online

The moment I knew internet pornography had  cast its dark shadow over the lives of millions of ordinary British teenagers  will live with me for ever.

I was sitting in the smart drama hall of a  specialist sports college in the North of England with a fantastic  reputation. Continue reading

Research brief: parental notification for abortion

[BCPTL note:  In British Columbia , under the Infants Act, a young teenaged girl can come home having had an abortion as a result of a school referral to an abortion-providing agency, and her parents need not have been informed, nor their consent obtained.  They need not even be given a chance to counsel their daughter.  Why do British Columbians stand for this?]

Nicole M. King | 31 Jul 2013 | on MercatorNet.com  (article republished by MercatorNet.com with permission from The Family in America)

 

China: The world’s cleverest country?

8 May 2012 but still interesting reading

Pupils in Yuexi county, Anhui province
This is the most extensive insight into how China’s school standards compare with other countries
China’s results in international education tests – which have never been published – are “remarkable”, says Andreas Schleicher, responsible for the highly-influential Pisa tests. Continue reading