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More Trick Than Treat: House GOP Threatens UNICEF, World’s Children

A provision tucked into the United Nations Transparency, Accountability and Reform Act of 2011 would effectively end all American contributions to UNICEF. 

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Weekdays with Charlie: Countless Moments to Teach Her About Sex and So Much Else

Highlights from recent conversations with my five-year-old which show how many natural opportunities I have to shape what she knows and her opinions of the world.  

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Girls, Not Brides.

In honor of African women forced into marriage, the current extreme hardships that women in Africa face (particularly with regards to female sexuality), and the incompetence of some American politicians so great that they try to mimic such horrific traditions as that shown in this video as much as possible.

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Get Real: How Do I Tell My Mom I Might Be Pregnant?

How can a young person tell a parent about a possible pregnancy, and why might the possibility of that conversation be a good indicator a talk with a parent is needed anyway?

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Awkward First Date Questions: Who’s Your Daddy?

Thanks to growing sperm donations, you’re way more likely to date a sibling.

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Surrogacy and Baby-Selling in a Globalizing World: What’s Next?

A well-known surrogacy attorney in California used her networks and well-financed practice to dupe families into paying over $100,000 for a child based on a fraudulent scenario. Basically, those looking to secure a child were told that a surrogacy arrangement had fallen apart—the intended parents backing out of the arrangement. This was false and a story constructed for fraud.

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Being Counted: New Census Data on Same-Sex Couples

The U.S. Census Bureau has been releasing data since June that shows how many same-sex couples there are and where they living. 

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What It’s Like to Take Care of a Baby

Watch this video of a baby’s bathtime for a strikingly accurate portrayal of what it’s like to take care of a baby on 24/7 basis.

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Caring For Baby — A Very Fast Look at Having a Child

They don’t really grow up this fast, it just sometimes seems like it.

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A Tale of Miscarriage, Abortion, Financial Stress and… Love

During a year of awful loss and trying times, it would be easy—even understandable—to dwell on the bad times right now. But instead,  I want to tell my wife I love her.

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