News tagged with sexual assault

Obama targets college sexual assault epidemic (Update)

President Barack Obama shone a light Wednesday on a college sexual assault epidemic that is often shrouded in secrecy, with victims fearing stigma, police poorly trained to investigate and universities reluctant ...

Jan 22, 2014
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Young offenders exhibit disastrous health profiles

Young people serving time in youth detention or serving community-based orders have extremely high rates of substance dependence, poor mental health and engage in risky sexual behaviour, a new study has found.

Dec 10, 2013
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Calculating the risk: Child sexual assault

Affluent girls residing in two-parent homes are much less likely to be sexually assaulted than other female youth, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. The research revealed that when family income reaches ...

Nov 05, 2013
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Texas colleges surveyed on sexual assault resources

While research consistently estimates that one in every four women in higher education will experience rape or attempted rape during their college careers, limited proactive approaches to address the issue are found on Texas ...

Sep 26, 2013
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Genders communicate consent to sex differently

(Medical Xpress)—A University of Arkansas researcher's work on the way men and women communicate their consent to have sex could lead to improved sexual assault prevention programs on college campuses.

Jul 02, 2013
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