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Back to School…Smartphone Apps Help to Battle Campus Sexual Assaults

Studies show that about one in five women is a survivor of attempted or completed sexual violence while in college. Among college women, 9 in 10 victims of rape and sexual assault knew their offender. Additionally, a substantial number of men experience sexual violence during college. In response to the 2011 "Apps Against Abuse" challenge, several new apps are available...

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Using Period Tracking Apps

While visiting their healthcare provider, women of various ages will often encounter two seemingly simple questions: "when was your last period?" and "are your periods fairly regular?" While these are routine questions, women may not have a readily available answer. Being able to answer these questions is important because they give healthcare providers a lot of information and may alert them t...

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Tips for Improving Parent/Child Communication

Being open and available to talk about subjects such as sex and sexuality can be challenging. Some common fears that many parents have include not having all the answers, feeling embarrassed, encouraging sexual experimentation, or feeling as though talking doesn't matter. Here are some suggestions about how to address these fears: -If children ask about something unfamiliar, it's okay t...

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Erin's Law

Child sexual abuse is an ugly topic many would rather avoid. The sad truth is that children of every demographic (gender, age, race, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, and family structure) are at risk. 1 There are an estimated thirty-nine million survivors of sexual abuse in the United States; three million of those are children. Those who abuse children are usually...

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