Join us on facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Trameka Pope, a Chicago high school senior, gave birth to a baby girl the summer after eighth grade and decided then that she wasn’t going to become a statistic. Now she has more than 26 college-acceptance letters and has been awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships. Pope told the news […]Read more "Once Homeless, Chicago Teen Mom Now Valedictorian With $600k in Scholarships"
Join us on facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Just imagine it: You’re in the, um, moment and — like a sexually responsible person — you put on a condom. But at some point, it starts to glow and change colors on you — an indication that you’ve just come in contact with a sexually transmitted disease or sexually […]Read more "Teens invent clever condoms that change colors to indicate STD exposure"
Join us on facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Jerral Hancock is trying to squeeze into his 8-year-old daughter’s bedroom, but his electric wheelchair won’t fit through the doorway. The door frames and walls are scuffed and scratched from his chair trying to make the tight spaces in the Lancaster mobile home. He gives up and backs away slowly, rubber […]Read more "Students build a new home for paralyzed army veteran (faith in humanity restored)"
Join us on facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Vasalgel is a non-hormonal male contraceptive owned by the medical research organisation the Parsemus Foundation. It’s poised as the first FDA (Food and Drug Administration panel) approved male contraceptive since the condom. What’s more, it’s estimated to hit the US market around 2018-2020 – and could change the way we view […]Read more "Male Birth Control Options Are Coming – And it will change everything"
Join us on facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity What happens when a disaster zone falls out of the media? What happens when the real impact of a disaster is not easy to see anyway? Last month’s earthquake in Nepal attracted frenzied international media attention. Live rolling coverage allowed us to avidly follow every building that had collapsed or […]Read more "The Nepal earthquakes have unleashed a mental health disaster"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Modi’s government agreed to table an amendment to a 1986 law that banned employing children below 14 years of age in hazardous industries. While this seems a progressive step, the amendment in effect works against children. The law gives provisions children younger than 14 years of age to work in […]Read more "New labor law drastically sets backs children’s rights in India"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Roughly 92 percent of Egyptian women who have been married have undergone female genital mutilation, according to a recent survey from the government’s Ministry of Health. The number has decreased since the last statistic released in 2000, but it is still alarmingly high considering the practice was criminalized in Egypt […]Read more "Female Genital Mutilation Has Affected 92 Percent Of Married Women in Egypt"
Join us on Facebook: fb.com/responsiblecharity “NO ONE is ever PRO-ABORTION, it is time for us to move beyond these ridiculous arguments or pro-life and pro-choice and into EDUCATION and PREVENTION to drastically reduce the number of unwanted and unplanned human beings in our world” – Hemley Gonzalez, Founder of Responsible Charity Your donations keeps us […]Read more "Birth control is not abortion! When will some people finally understand this?"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Cuba has for several years had a promising therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer. The 55-year trade embargo led by the US made sure that Cuba was mostly where it stayed. Until—maybe—now. The Obama administration has, of course, been trying to normalize relations with the island nation. And last month, during […]Read more "Cuba has agreed to share lung cancer vaccine with the United States"
Join us on Facebook: fb.com/responsiblecharity For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates. It’s a tradition […]Read more "In Finland Every Newborn Baby Sleeps In A Cardboard Box For A Very Interesting Reason"