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Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 04, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. June 4, 2021. Editorial: Declaring racism a public health crisis a bold step for CT, but there’s more to do Connecticut becomes a better state when it questions its identity. Children of color should see reflections of...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 28, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. May 26, 2021. Editorial: CT lavishes former UConn presidents with cushy jobs You’d never know this state is often in financial straits by the way its flagship university spends wildly on some of its faculty, namely its...

UN report: Many women in poor nations can't say, `No sex'

Apr. 14, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Less than half the women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to say “no” to sex with their partners, to decide whether to use contraception, or to seek health care, a U.N. report said Wednesday. The report by the U.N. Population...

COVID testing blitz undermined screening, fight against STDs

Apr. 07, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After an unprecedented push to test and track COVID-19, public health workers are grappling with a worrisome side effect: a collapse in screening for sexually transmitted diseases that have been on the rise for years. Testing for diseases like...

Debate brews in Florida about parental consent over sex ed

Mar. 30, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Culture-war politics over sex education could again erupt in Florida’s statehouse, as a Senate Committee advanced a measure Tuesday that would require public school boards to hold hearings on what should be included in sex education curricula. ...

UN commission urges equality for women in decision-making

Mar. 27, 2021 01:48 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.’s premiere global body fighting for gender equality called for a sharp increase of women in global decision-making in a hotly debated final document adopted Friday night that saw continuing pushback against women’s rights and a refusal to address issues of...