Daily Archives: June 11, 2015

African scientists on anti-homosexuality laws: Criminalization harms public health

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Report details how criminalization and discrimination against sexual minorities fuels spread of infectious diseases among general populations as well as among men who have sex with men Research forming the basis of a broad consensus among scientists worldwide that homosexuality is normal, natural and poses no threats to health remains widely unknown to policymakers where […]

U.S. House Appropriations Committee approves bill that flat lines global HIV, cuts family planning

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When Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) went on a learning tour in Kenya and Malawi last year, she met a Kenyan woman named Estry who told her she began her family at age 22 with no knowledge of contraception. She and her husband had eight children, Wasserman-Schultz said, “more children than they could care for.” At […]