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Calif. first to ban gay teen 'conversion' therapy

Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that makes California the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy that's aimed at making gay teenagers straight....


Teen pot use linked to later declines in IQ

Teen Pot Use

The researchers didn't find the same IQ dip for people who became frequent users of pot after 18. Although experts said the new findings are not definitive, they do fit in with earlier signs that the drug is especially harmful to the developing brain.


Sex-changing treatment for kids: It's on the rise

Gender Identity Disorder

A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics....


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