Through this report, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) shares its experience inproviding medical care, counselling and other forms of support to thousandsof victims of sexual violence in many countries around the world. The report is partly born out of outrage about the inexcusable acts that these people have been subjected to and the damage inflicted upon their lives. It demonstrates why it is imperative to make immediate care available, and truly accessible, for those who have been sexually assaulted. MSF hopes that this report will inform and inspire health officials, aid workers and others who should be involved in providing such support.Shattered Lives: Immediate Medical Care Vital for Sexual Violence Victims
This guide, designed for counselors and advocates, explores the complex connections between substance abuse and addiction and sexual violence. It provides information on understanding addictions and treatment options, a literature review of research on the topic, and a section of special considerations for rape crisis centers.
This document provides information on the laws and guidelines on forensic compliance and payment for sexual assault medical forensic exams in individual states or territories. Access the full report, or the summary to learn more.
This white paper discusses the sexuality and reproductive health of youth in the digital age. According to the report, youth, ages 13-24, use technology as a means of exploring health related issues and well-being. It include technology usage patterns and practical recommendations for working with youth to increase sexual health and literacy.
This report presents national estimates of sexual activity, contraceptive use, and births among males and females 15-19 years of age in the United States in 2006-2008 from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG).
As previous data showed, having first sex at a younger age within the teen years is associated with more negative circumstances and consequences. Females who were younger at first sex are more likely to report it was unwanted; both females and males who were younger at first sex are more likely to accumulate higher numbers of sexual partners and have more partners within a recent time frame.
The report reveals that the backlog of untested rape kits in Los Angeles County is larger and more widespread than previously reported. Through dozens of interviews with police officers, public officials, criminalists, rape treatment providers, and rape victims, the report documents the devastating effects of the backlog on victims of sexual abuse. Testing Justice: The Rape Kit Backlog in Los Angeles City and County
This report documents the impact of rural life on the behavioral health of women, providing a comprehensive review of the current literature covering a broad array of interrelated behavioral health care needs and concluding with a discussion of the most pressing priorities for future research, policy decisions, and treatment implications. The report discusses the following; depression and anxiety, substance abuse, maternal health, HIV / AIDS, violence, homicide and suicide, gay rural women, elderly rural women, disabled rural women as well commonly cited barriers to treatment. The Behavioral Health Care Needs of Rural Women
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