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Adolescentes embarazadas y las barreras que enfrentan para prevenir el zika

Adolescentes embarazadas y las barreras que enfrentan para prevenir el zika Por: Elga Salvador El Hospital Universitario Maternidad Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia (HUMNSA) fue escenario del primer nacimiento del 2019 en la República Dominicana; el mismo día el mismo hospital cuenta con otros récords: registra el primer niño a nacer en el año por el sexto año consecutivo y cuenta la tercera adolescente como madre del primer bebé a nacer [1,2]. Esto tal vez ya no cause asombro en un país donde desde el 1996 nunca se ha registrado [...]

Adolescent Pregnancy and Barriers to Zika Prevention

Adolescent Pregnancy and Barriers to Zika Prevention By: Elga Salvador In the Dominican Republic, adolescent pregnancy has been prevalent with numbers exceeding 20%  over the last two decades.[1] For the sixth consecutive year, the first child born in 2019 in the Dominican Republic was registered at the Maternidad Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia University Hospital (HUMNSA); and for the third year, that baby was born to an adolescent mother. [2,3] Article 396 of Law 136-03 of the Dominican Republic defines any sexual relationship between children or adolescents with partners who [...]

Criminalization of Human Trafficking Victims

By: Razan Farmand  Human trafficking is a devastating global issue. Despite its universal reach, human trafficking takes place locally— in nail salon or a favorite restaurant; in a neighborhood home or popular hotel; on a city street or urban farm. The United States government has passed legislation and executive orders to combat human trafficking globally by requiring U.S. contractors and subcontractors to act affirmatively to prevent human trafficking and forced labor when working abroad. Domestically, Congress enacted the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act in 2000; which established several [...]

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