The Corts ask the Consell to implement sex education programs in schools and greater access to contraceptives

The Corts ask the Consell to implement sex education programs in schools and greater access to contraceptives


Métodos anticonceptivos.

The plenary session of the Corts Valencianes has unanimously approved this Wednesday a proposal not of law presented by the PSPV -to which amendments have been incorporated-, in which it asks the Consell the implementation of sexual education programs in the education system , “based on scientific criteria”, as well as measures to prevent unwanted pregnancies and guarantee access to “safe and modern” contraceptive methods.

Thus, by virtue of the proposal of the PSPV to which have been added amendments of Compromís and Podemos and part of another of the PP, the Autonomous Chamber asks the Generalitat to offer information, education and advice on sexuality, reproductive health and responsible motherhood and fatherhood.

It also claims to guarantee access to assisted reproduction treatments for all women, regardless of their marital status or sexual orientation, as well as the participation of women in decision making in sexual and reproductive health services.

The socialist deputy Rosa Peris has stressed that the Organic Law on sexual and reproductive health and the voluntary interruption of pregnancy, approved during the Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, was a “modern and European” standard.

However, he regretted that the PP “did everything he could to prevent us from resembling the Europe of rights and freedoms”. He also pointed out that in the Comunitat the ex-president Francisco Camps and the exconseller Juan Cotino “promoted the Law of Promotion of Maternity”, which was “a crude trick to avoid the Law of Zapatero”.

During her speech, Rosa Peris has urged to join on September 28 World Safe Abortion Day is celebrated in many countries.

From Compromís, Marian Campello said that “it is time for institutions to get involved and make a firm commitment to advanced policies” on sexual health, and has warned that one in five young people do not use any method of contraception.

For its part, the ‘popular’ Remedio Yanez has stressed that “have good reproductive health is important to prevent sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies, but with respect for the values ​​and beliefs of each person.”

Also, the deputy of Citizens Carmen Sanchez said that “it is essential to educate girls and young people to know their rights and also the risks that exist,” while Cristina Cabedo, de Podemos, has advocated “change paradigm” and ” Take a step to develop women’s sexual health away from the issue of motherhood. “


On the other hand, the plenary session of the Corts has unanimously approved a compromise amendment – after a proposal not of law of Compromís_ – by which the autonomous Parliament claims that

  • within the Interdepartmental Commission of support or support for biological families
  • of the stolen children
  • you create a

working group in which the current associations are represented and those that may eventually arise and reference persons from each of the Councils involved in these investigations.

As stated in the approved text, this working group must ensure “the maximum public support for the victims, responding to the needs and demands that arise, offering legal solutions to the problems of access to all the necessary documentation for

the resolution of cases and their referral to the courts “.

This working group will be coordinated by the representative of the Conselleria competent in the matter and must account for the actions taken to the Interdepartmental Commission, which will propose the granting of financial aid for exhumation and DNA testing in cases in those who value their need and viability.

  • Also, and by virtue of the approved proposal, the Consell
  • will include in the Draft Law of Democratic Memory and for Coexistence,
  • “the firm will to establish the


Congress requests specific public funding for the treatment of childhood cancer



Cáncer infantil

A child affected by cancer in the Niño Jesús Hospital (Madrid). ARCHIVE

The Health Commission of the Congress has approved this Thursday unanimously to urge the Government to review in the public calls destined to finance the research and clinical trials the selection criteria so that the solvent projects in childhood cancer are adequately financed .

The initiative, a transaction agreed between PP, PSOE and Citizens, also requests to evaluate and promote diagnostic techniques and oncological treatments for children with more specific and potentially less toxic biological agents, respecting, in any case, the legal authorizations of the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products.

They have also called for increasing the creation of specialized centers and specialized pediatric cancer units for different types of childhood cancer, centralizing efforts and guaranteeing adequate care for patients, within the framework of the procedure for the designation of the referral center.

The agreed text also calls for all children’s oncology units to have a follow-up unit that works in coordination with the family doctor in the early follow-up and identification and treatment of medical problems associated with the treatment received.

Cancer is the leading cause of infant mortality in the West

It also proposes to improve the system of referral of patients between autonomous communities and to agree with them the possibility of including the different variants of childhood cancer in a disaggregated manner in the cancer population registries to facilitate the transmission of data.

In the defense of the proposal not of initial law, the socialist deputy Aurora Flórez has indicated that cancer is the leading cause of infant mortality in the West and has stressed that it is a radically different phenomenon than adults. “It’s random and unpredictable.”

Within the brain tumors, the parliamentarian has referred to the intrinsic diffuse trunk glioma (DIPG), which most frequently occurs in the brainstem. Twenty to thirty cases are diagnosed per year of DIGP in our country and only 30% of affected will reach the first year of life after diagnosis , while only 10% will reach the second year.

Both for these patients and for children with cancer in general, the increase in research is their greatest hope, said Flórez, who has lamented the little commercial interest that exists in drugs aimed at fighting childhood cancer , due to its low incidence in the population, which hinders both public and private research.

It is requested to improve the system of referral of patients between autonomous communities

In the defense of an amendment of the PP, Eduardo Fernandez has narrated how he felt the day he was told that his son, a few months old, had a tumor. “Nobody is prepared for that.”

“And in the midst of that nonsense, try to smile, to play, to keep everything in a normal situation, that nobody has had to tell me, fortunately what they did not have to tell me is that my son did not has gone, “he said.

The popular deputy has appealed to the obligation of parliamentarians to overcome emotionalism and to “remove obstacles” to reach an agreement.