“When I started questioning this some years ago, I thought I was alone,” says Svens. “They tried to scare me by repeatedly implying that there is a high risk of suicide, especially if the parents don’t agree. Now more and more parents have found the courage to question what the doctors say.” … [Read more...] about Teenage transgender row splits Sweden as dysphoria diagnoses soar by 1,500%
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FGM in Indonesia is laden with superstition and confusion. A common myth is that it is largely "symbolic", involving no genital damage. A study published in 2010 by Yarsi University in Jakarta found this is true only rarely, in a few animist communities where the ritual involves rubbing the clitoris with turmeric or bamboo. While Indonesia doesn't practise the severest forms of mutilation found in parts of Africa and the Middle East, such as infibulation (removing the clitoris and labia and sewing up the genital area) or complete clitoral excision, the study found the Indonesian procedure "involves pain and actual cutting of the clitoris" in more than 80% of cases. … [Read more...] about The day I saw 248 girls suffering genital mutilation
Chelsea legend Gus Poyet (below) was among the group of coaches at last year's pitch day. He praised the six-month programme, adding: “I hope that one of those kids gets to a professional team. There’s plenty to learn from the scheme; respect, timings, togetherness, help – which is a part of being a professional footballer." … [Read more...] about Win sponsorship for your child’s football team courtesy of Hyundai and Chelsea next season
'I definitely want to see if there's someone willing to take her case on,' she said. 'If there's someone's willing to look at her records and tell me if there's even another option because I want to save her life.' … [Read more...] about Baby girl who was given just hours to live after she was taken off life support is alive four months later to celebrate her first birthday this month
The moral in all this? For a start (with two terrific Mail campaigns at the forefront of my mind) I’ll say: ‘Plant trees and pick up rubbish!’ Then, make the most of the time you have on this Earth, be positive — and (even when things go wrong) just get on with it. … [Read more...] about BEL MOONEY: I met a girl online: is it too soon to talk about marriage?