Trigger Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of infant and child abuse.
The death toll from parents following Michael and Debi Pearl’s teachings continues to mount. Another child is has been “biblically chastened” to death via corporal punishment, and Michael Pearl is defending his teachings in the mainstream media while promoting his new book.
Poor quality maternity care, abuse by health workers, and health systems that are unaccountable to pregnant women and mothers all can subvert efforts brimming over with resources and political will.
Do you want to see more focus on sexual and reproductive justice issues in political campaigns? Do you want to know more about the positions of candidates across the spectrum on such issues as comprehensive sexual health education, women’s rights, the right to determine whether, when, and with whom to have children, and the right to access basic reproductive and sexual health services (such as testing and treatment for breast and cervical cance, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, information on and access to birth control an
Community involvement is meant to hold government accountable to the people affected by policies. But meaningful engagement of communities rarely occurs. Will the town halls on HIV planned by the Administration be any different?
The National HIV Prevention Conference opens at a time when healthcare reform and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy are seen as potential game-changers.