Health

No evidence that sexbots reduce harms to women and children

"Sexbots" – sexualised robots that have realistic human characteristics – are no longer a thing of science fiction. They can be purchased in various appearances, and are typically female adults with customisable oral, ...

Health

Understanding why some female teachers sexually abuse pupils

More than 100 women were convicted of sexual offences in 2015. The figures, obtained via a freedom of information request, show the number of convictions almost trebled in a decade. Among those convicted were a number of ...

Health

Research highlights impact of sexual violence on employees

A new study by researchers from UNSW's Gendered Violence Research Network highlights how sexual assault and child sex abuse can impact employees in the workplace, whether or not the violence takes place at work.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Investigating child abuse: How interview training really matters

(Medical Xpress)—Gathering evidence from children about alleged sex abuse is problematic. Research shows that when interviewers are trained in a protocol that favours open-ended questions more cases lead to charges and ...

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