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Summary Jasmine D., a pseudonym, is a 21-year-old student in Birmingham, Alabama, who was recently treated for chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is preventable and treatable. Left untreated though, it can lead to serious…
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  Summary [W]e should never, ever see cervical cancer. Not in the United States. I had a lady two years ago, she had no money and came up here because she was having spotting after intercourse for two years. Hadn't had a pap…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to…
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Summary Too many times I’m given too many pills…. [Until they wear off], I can’t even talk. I have a thick tongue when they do that. I ask them not to [give me the antipsychotic drugs]. When I say that, they threaten to remove me from…
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Summary Since 2011, violence in Syria has forcibly displaced at least 1.6 million school-age children to other countries in the region. Before the conflict, more than 90 percent of Syrian children attended primary school and 70 percent…
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Raised on the Registry The Irreparable Harm of Placing Children on Sex Offender Registries in the US Summary A Policy Based on a Misconception Long-Term Impact on Youth…
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Summary Life in prison can challenge anyone, but it can be particularly hard for people whose bodies and minds are being whittled away by age. Prisons in the United…
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Needless Pain Government Failure to Provide Palliative Care for Children in Kenya Summary Key Recommendations Methodology I. Background The Importance of Palliative Care and Pain Treatment …
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Impairing Education Corporal Punishment of Students with Disabilities in US Public Schools I. Summary Corporal Punishment of Students with Disabilities Lasting Injuries and Barriers to Education …
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A Violent Education Corporal Punishment of Children in US Public Schools I. Summary and Key Recommendations Corporal Punishment in US Public Schools A Violent and Degrading School Environment Discrimination in the…
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Letting Them Fail Government Neglect and the Right to Education for Children Affected by AIDS I. Summary and Main Recommendations II. Methods III. Background HIV/AIDS and access to education Surveys of AIDS-affected children's school…
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The global scandal of violence against children is a horror story too often untold. With malice and clear intent, violence is used against the members of society least able to protect themselves—children in school, in orphanages, on the street, in refugee…
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