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Under Article 24.3 of the 1989 International Convention on the Rights of the Child, I am calling for the abolishment of orthodontic practices that are designed to stunt and restrict jaw growth in children. 

 

Dear Lawmaker,

I firmly hold the belief that every child has a right to grow, unimpeded and I hereby ask you to ban the use of orthodonticgrowth restriction in children.

Given published clinical evidence, we know that orthodontic growth restriction, by way of headgear and other restrictive devices damages the airway and that this can wreak havoc on a person's life.  

We know these procedures are prejudicial to the health of a child, and we know that there are health care professionals who would never engage in these procedures for the very reasons we mention.

In 1989, all countries of the United Nations ratified the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, giving every child a right to their normal growth.

Under Article 24.3, it ensured that all parties to the convention would take measure to abolish traditional practices that are prejudicial to the health of children.

I am hereby invoking Article 24.3 of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, and request that my lawmakers follow the international law they agreed to in 1989, and put and end to orthodontic growth restriction on children.

Sincerely,

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Megan Fisher
Sara Wolk
molly jones
Isaac Egglestone
Kelly Klauber
Iosna Iordache
Sam Elsmore
Michelle Lemaster
Shreya Kashyap
Rahil Kadri
myofacial therapy patient
Dawn Moore
Linda Willemse
N. O.
​Luçky Brian
Christine Crockett
Vuyiswa Mncube
Samantha DeGhetto
Bruce Kasra
Negar Masoudi
Shannan Millman, RDH
Anisa Pandor
Tuesday Eleazar-Alipon
David Deere
Ray Gordon
Alexandra Clinton
Derek Zhou
Luke Wilde
Simone Anderson
Joy B
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  • Megan Fisher
    signed 2022-06-27 13:43:44 -0700
  • Sara Wolk
    signed 2022-06-25 19:56:05 -0700
  • molly jones
    signed 2022-06-22 11:47:50 -0700
  • Isaac Egglestone
    signed via 2022-06-17 11:36:17 -0700
  • Kelly Klauber
    signed 2022-06-17 07:19:45 -0700
  • Iosna Iordache
    signed via 2022-06-17 05:24:00 -0700
  • Sam Elsmore
    signed 2022-06-14 01:29:15 -0700
  • Michelle Lemaster
    signed 2022-06-13 06:31:46 -0700
  • Shreya Kashyap
    signed 2022-06-10 12:47:15 -0700
  • Rahil Kadri
    signed 2022-06-02 02:53:42 -0700
  • myofacial therapy patient
    signed 2022-05-24 06:36:31 -0700
  • Dawn Moore
    signed 2022-05-05 13:42:28 -0700
  • Linda Willemse
    signed 2022-04-21 09:43:23 -0700
  • N. O.
    signed 2022-03-29 12:27:53 -0700
  • ​Luçky Brian
    signed 2022-03-24 08:00:58 -0700
  • Christine Crockett
    signed 2022-03-17 16:42:49 -0700
  • Vuyiswa Mncube
    signed 2022-03-08 01:05:45 -0800
  • Samantha DeGhetto
    signed via 2022-03-01 10:24:20 -0800
  • Bruce Kasra
    signed 2022-02-25 01:40:18 -0800
  • Negar Masoudi
    signed 2022-02-22 19:13:41 -0800
  • Shannan Millman, RDH
    signed 2022-02-21 04:16:14 -0800
  • Anisa Pandor
    signed 2022-02-20 12:46:18 -0800
  • Tuesday Eleazar-Alipon
    signed 2022-02-19 02:49:10 -0800
  • David Deere
    signed 2022-02-17 20:32:30 -0800
  • Ray Gordon
    signed 2022-02-17 19:02:19 -0800
  • Alexandra Clinton
    signed 2022-02-16 04:10:11 -0800
  • Derek Zhou
    signed 2022-02-06 09:57:31 -0800
  • Luke Wilde
    signed 2022-01-30 16:29:36 -0800
  • Simone Anderson
    signed 2022-01-18 12:46:01 -0800
  • Joy B
    signed 2022-01-13 09:37:47 -0800

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