Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

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Political malpractice

Family | California bill would ban surgery on children with sexual abnormalities
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/05/19, 03:22 pm

A bill moving through the California legislature this session would ban surgeries on children born with disorders of sexual development, sometimes called intersex traits, until they are old enough to give informed consent.

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Teens in crisis

Family | Smartphones and social media fuel skyrocketing mental health problems in young people today
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 3/29/19, 04:12 pm

A new study released this month found that teens and young adults are facing epidemic rates of anxiety and depression, and psychologists fear the effects of technological screens are to blame.

The report, published March 14 in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, analyzes more than a decade of data from the National Survey on Drugs and Health, a large representative survey of 600,000 adults and adolescents administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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False report charges against Smollett dropped

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 3/26/19, 12:50 pm

Attorneys for Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that prosecutors have dropped charges against the television actor for lying to police about an alleged attack based on his race and sexual orientation. Attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes said in a statement that Smollett’s record “has been wiped clean.”

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