Reliable, effective surgical care for all can deliver extremely high social and economic returns. It is time for the global community to help make this a reality by designing a clear framework for the infrastructure and personnel needed to deliver essential surgical interventions currently out of reach for millions.
The bill, known as the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act, declares that 16- and 17-year-olds who are arrested for prostitution are victims in need of services, not criminals. Right now only youth through age 15 get that protection. Hitting your Sweet 16 birthday shouldn't mean that you no longer need justice.