TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — In a small town tucked in the hills outside Tegucigalpa, there is a stuffed gray bunny rabbit that knows a little girl’s secrets. “I tell him all my things,” she says. “About how I’m doing, and when I feel sad.” She feels sad a lot lately. “I start thinking about things that I shouldn’t be thinking,” she says. There are a lot of things she shouldn’t be thinking. She is 12 years old and just weeks away from giving birth to a baby.Story Continued Below Sofia and her mom told me her story when we met at a women’s shelter in mid-April. Sofia (like others interviewed for this story, she asked me not to use her real name) was raped by a family member of her mom’s boyfriend. She still doesn’t totally understand what pregnancy means or what childbirth entails, but she knows the delivery is looming, and that scares her. “At first, she said that she did not want to have the … [Read more...] about ‘I Can No Longer Continue to Live Here’
Took 4 birth control pills at once
Monday, April 08, 2019 by: News Editors Tags: Alt-Left, bias, Big Tech, Collusion, corruption, deception, disinfo, Fact Check, fake news, Glitch, Jimmy Wales, left cult, lies, propaganda, tech giants, Wikipedia, Wikipedia scam (Natural News) For some time, I’d heard rumors that Wikipedia was not the open-source knowledge utopia it claimed to be. Despite a comprehensive set of rules replete with checks and balances and a seemingly open democratic editing process, stories of pay-for-play editing, character assassinations, ideologically-driven trolling, and other offenses against public knowledge suggested all was not right in Jimmy Wales’ empire. Authors and public figures in fields as diverse as Complementary and Alternative Medicine and progressive politics (including Deepak Chopra, Rupert Sheldrake, Gary Null, John Pilger, and George Galloway) have complained of persistent negative coverage on Wikipedia despite the site’s vaunted neutrality and the promise … [Read more...] about Wikipedia: Rotten to the core?
Seventh in an occasional series on breaking the grip of addiction. During the last six years of her short life, Emma Franchek spent at least half her days in one type of treatment or another, seeking care for addiction and mental illness. Psych wards, detoxes, rehabs, sober houses — none gave Emma lasting help. But she kept trying, until her 4-foot-11 frame, a dancer’s delicate body, was found in a squalid restaurant bathroom in Boston. She had fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and sedatives in her blood. Emma was 24. Related Links Where to seek help How treatment falls short, and what is being done about it More from the Road to Recovery series Her father, Jim Franchek, wrote in her 2016 obituary that Emma died “after a long struggle with addiction.” Emma did everything she could, he wrote, “but, in the end, the disease was too powerful.”Now, as he looks back at her experiences, Jim sometimes wonders whether the disease really was too … [Read more...] about Road to Recovery: Drugs took their children, but not their hope that others might be saved
(CNN)There was a significant increase in women with commercial insurance getting long-acting reversible contraception, or LARC, in the month after the 2016 presidential election, according to a new research paper. It was long speculated that women were rushing to get LARC methods -- such as intrauterine devices, often called IUDs, and implants -- because of President Trump, but the paper, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday, provides new evidence. Photos: Birth control methods Photos: Birth control methods A woman's choice – Women have many choices when it comes to avoiding pregnancy, but men have only two. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 99% of sexually active women used at least one contraceptive method at some point between 2006 and 2010. Here's a look at a variety of birth control methods and how they each work. Hide Caption 1 of 14 Photos: Birth control methods A male condom is a thin covering worn on … [Read more...] about IUD use rose after Trump’s election, research shows