What’s Current: Women take legal actions against NHS for prescribing puberty blockers to kids

  • A former Tavistock Centre psychiatric nurse and the mother of an autistic 15-year-old girl on the centre’s waiting list are taking legal action against the NHS for prescribing “experimental” puberty blockers to minors without informing them of risks.
  • One woman reported a rape every 15 minutes on average in India in 2018, according to data released by the country’s government. 38,000 rapes were reported by Indian women in 2018, with 85 per cent leading to charges, and 27 per cent resulting in convictions.
  • The “No Room For Trafficking” conference warns hotel employees, ridesharing service drivers, and security personnel to be alert for human trafficking during the Super Bowl.
  • Permanent hair dye increases black women’s risk of breast cancer by 45 per cent, according to an International Journal of Cancer study.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.