Abuse and Rape News

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1/1/2018
12/18/2017
12/15/2017
6/8/2017
Abused Women Prone to Unnecessary Ovary Removal: Study

Researchers think physical, emotional or sexual abuse may prompt women to over-react to gynecological symptoms

3/31/2017
Sexual Abuse May Cause Early Puberty in Girls: Study

Premature changes can have lasting effects, such as depression, higher risk of some cancers, study says

2/27/2017
Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault

Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it, offering additional help if needed

8/17/2016
Child Abuse May Shorten Some Women's Lives

Extreme stress may affect the way the body's cells function

8/12/2016
Gay, Lesbian Teens More Likely to Suffer Rapes, Attacks: CDC

Support from family, community critical to their well-being, U.S. health officials stress

5/5/2016
Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study

Small review finds high schoolers as young as 14 have had boyfriends who control their reproductive choices

3/14/2016
Siri, Other Smartphone 'Assistants' May Fall Short in a Crisis: Study

Most programs were confused about concepts of rape, domestic abuse

2/16/2016
Pregnancy May Ease PTSD for Some Women, Study Finds

But symptoms may worsen for 1 in 4 with low levels of the stress disorder, research suggests

2/15/2016
Teen Dating Violence Is Target of New CDC Program

Twenty percent of girls, 10 percent of boys say they have been victimized by a dating partner, agency says

2/2/2016
Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey

Kids at higher risk at home than while in the care of such organizations, study finds

1/29/2016
Boys Victims of Dating Violence, Too

Survey of 'at risk' teens finds males as likely as females to suffer abuse

1/14/2016
Kindergartners With Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School

Multiple adverse events linked to poorer concentration, more aggression, researchers find

1/5/2016
LGBT Immigrants Often Faced Persecution in Homeland: Study

Discrimination came from family, peers and school staff, findings show

11/18/2015
1 in 6 Female College Freshmen Raped While Incapacitated: Study

Risk is higher for those similarly victimized before college, researcher says

9/24/2015
Gene Tied to Adult Depression After Childhood Abuse

But the same DNA variant is linked to more happiness in people without such abuse histories, researchers say

7/3/2015
Childhood Trauma Tied to Migraine Risk as Adult

Study found witnessing parental domestic violence produced most powerful association

6/10/2015
Anti-Rape Program Halved Number of Campus Assaults: Study

It teaches women self-defense strategies, other coping mechanisms

5/20/2015
Nearly 1 in 5 Female College Freshmen Sexually Assaulted: Study

Many raped when incapacitated by drugs or alcohol, researchers find

5/1/2015
4/24/2015
Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

Finding suggests interventions aimed at these kids might make a difference, researcher says

4/17/2015
1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds

Psychologist calls for greater support for all victims -- female and male

4/13/2015
Know the Signs of Child Abuse

All adults must play role in protecting kids from harm, doctor says

3/26/2015
Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds

But neglect, sexual abuse was more likely in kids of parents who were abused as children

3/17/2015
Child Sex Trafficking Victims Easily Missed by Doctors, Social Workers: Study

Victims 'hide in plain sight,' experts say, and survey finds more training is needed

3/2/2015
1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating

National survey finds one in 10 teen boys also experiences dating violence

2/2/2015
Sexual Assault Under-Reported on U.S. College Campuses: Study

Researchers found significant surge in reported crime incidence during audits

7/23/2014
Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds

Men who served after draft was dropped were twice as likely to report past abuse, trauma as their civilian peers

7/17/2014
Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women

Researchers found more signs of thickening in neck arteries of these women during mid-life

4/28/2014
U.S. Kids Experiencing Less Violence: Surveys

School shootings, bullying make the headlines, but they're the exception, expert says

3/31/2014
Fluorescent Dye May Help Spot Date-Rape Drug in Drinks

Researchers say chemical changes color of drinks spiked with GHB

3/20/2014
Childhood Abuse May Lead to Health Ills in Adulthood

Might trigger hormone problems linked to obesity, diabetes, study suggests

2/12/2014
1 in 14 Women Worldwide Has Been Sexually Assaulted: Study

International research on non-partner sexual violence finds it varies by region but still is a global problem

12/24/2013
Therapy That Confronts Trauma of Sexual Abuse Helped Teen Girls With PTSD

It worked better than standard supportive counseling and was deemed safe for younger patients

11/20/2013
PTSD Might Lead to Sizable Weight Gain in Women

Stress hormones may be one reason for this body-mind connection, study author says

10/7/2013
1 in 10 Young Adults Admits to Sexual Violence

Violent pornography may be partially to blame, researcher says

9/23/2013
Silence, Inaction May Compound Problem of Domestic Violence: Survey

Disconnect found between people who say they would help and victims who received no assistance

9/10/2013
1 in 4 Asia-Pacific Men Admits to Rape: Survey

Entitlement, punishment among reasons cited

7/18/2013
Childhood Abuse May Add to Drug Users' Suicide Risk

Doctors should ask patients about childhood trauma, researcher says

6/5/2013
Rape Survivors in War Zones May Benefit Most From Group Counseling

Study looked at therapy for women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

5/22/2013
Abused Children at Risk for Obesity as Adults: Study

They are 36 percent more likely to struggle with weight later in life, researchers report

4/1/2013
Consensual Sex Typically Doesn't Begin Before Teen Years, Study Finds

Surveys find sexual intercourse, pregnancy more common at 14 and older

3/29/2013
Pre-College Parental Chat May Reduce Freshman Drinking

Study found discussion influenced how students handle alcohol choices, peer pressure

3/26/2013
U.S. Must Step Up Response to Vets, Report Says

Institute of Medicine outlines ways to help returning service members and their families

3/25/2013
Teen Moms More Likely to Have Been Neglected, Abused

Study found childbirth rate 5 times higher than national average

3/20/2013
Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study

Researchers speculate that effect on immune system, stress response might explain why

3/13/2013
Many Teens Afraid to Intervene in Sexual Assault, Survey Finds

National effort launched to raise awareness, encourage involvement

2/20/2013
People With Disabilities More Likely to Become Victims of Violence

Those with emotional disorders at highest risk, British study found