Category Archives: General Health

Lawmakers move to ban same-sex alternatives counseling

The Hill reports, “House Democrats have introduced legislation to force a federal ban on gay conversion therapy. The Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, unveiled by Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and co-sponsored by Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), would amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to clarify that providing conversion therapy to any person in exchange for monetary compensation or advertising these services is an unfair and deceptive act.” Continue reading

Marijuana: ACOG Encourages Abstinence While Pregnant or Breastfeeding


Marijuana is the most common illicit substance used by pregnant women, with prevalence as high as 30% in some communities. With the advent of marijuana’s legalization in several U.S. states, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has published its position on use of this agent during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Continue reading