Child Sexual Abuse
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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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Rapid-onset gender dysphoria research vindicated

Sexuality | The study was republished with few changes despite vitriolic condemnation
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 3/22/19, 12:56 pm

The academic journal PLOS One this week affirmed the findings of a study on rapid-onset gender dysphoria that sparked a national debate about transgenderism and teens.

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Cardinal sentenced to six years for child sex abuse

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/13/19, 10:27 am

A judge sentenced Australian Catholic Cardinal George Pell on Wednesday to six years in prison for molesting two 13-year-old choir boys in the late 1990s. “In my view, your conduct was permeated by staggering arrogance,” Victoria state Judge Peter Kidd told Pell in court. Pell, the most senior Vatican official convicted of child sexual abuse, must serve a minimum of three years and eight months before he is eligible for parole, according to the judge’s order.

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