Abuse and Rape News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

1/14/2013
30 Percent of U.S. Teen Girls Meet Up With Online Strangers

Study found that abused or neglected girls were more likely to do so

1/2/2013
Mental Disorders Linked With Domestic Violence, Study Says

Women with anxiety disorders 3.5 times more likely to report abuse

10/22/2012
More Evidence Links Bullying, Abuse to Suicidal Thoughts in Youth

Study found sharp rise in risk when kids face 7 or more types of victimization

10/12/2012
Study Reveals the Many Ways Sexual Assault Harms Women

A wide range of social and psychological effects often go undiagnosed in victims, experts say

9/14/2012
Pain From Sexual Assault Often Untreated, Study Says

Only one-third of victims receive medication to ease their discomfort, researchers find

8/3/2012
Child Abuse Might Alter Onset of Menstruation in Girls

Those who suffered sexual, physical trauma began periods earlier or later than average

7/20/2012
Childhood Abuse Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease in Middle-Aged Women

Study found victims twice as likely to have high blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol

4/10/2012
Sexual Abuse May Put Boys at Risk for Unsafe Sex

Multiple partners, teen pregnancies more likely among those who were victimized, surveys show

4/6/2012
Emotional Trauma May Hurt Toddlers' Later Learning

Kids under age 2 who witnessed or experienced abuse or violence had lower IQs at school age, study says

3/26/2012
1 in 5 Pharmacies Hinders Teens' Access to 'Morning-After' Pill: Study

Whether they deliberately mislead callers or simply don't know the law is unclear

3/16/2012
Deaf People Have More Mental Health Problems, Less Access to Care

Review finds patients need doctors skilled at communication

3/15/2012
Many Alcoholics Suffered Childhood Trauma: Study

Physical, sexual, emotional abuse reported by many people in detox

3/9/2012
Keeping Young Athletes Safe From Sexual Abuse

Danger lies with familiar people, not strangers, experts say

2/1/2012
Child Abuse, Neglect a Major Public Health Problem: CDC

Report found it costs U.S. $124 billion a year; overall price tag similar to diabetes, stroke

1/25/2012
Neurologists Should Screen Patients for Abuse: Experts

People with certain disorders might be more vulnerable to violence, says American Academy of Neurology

11/14/2011
Abused Girls at Greater Risk for Heart Disease as Adults: Study

Doctors should look for history of sexual, physical abuse, researchers say

10/11/2011
Men With Disabilities More Vulnerable to Sexual Assault

They are four times more likely to experience sexual violence, study says

7/29/2011
Sexual Assault Doesn't Cause Binge Drinking in Girls: Study

But such alcohol abuse may put them at risk for sexual victimization and post-traumatic stress

3/31/2011
Moms With Tough Childhoods More Likely to Have Smaller Babies: Study

Abuse, poverty during a mother's youth is associated with heightened health risks for the next generation

11/22/2010
Girls Who Suffer Child Abuse May Abuse Alcohol as Adults

Survey found a strong association between the two, researchers say

11/19/2010
Past Abuse Puts Homeless Youth at Risk for Early Sex: Study

They may view sex as a way to get people to like them, researchers suggest

8/30/2010
Friends Don't Let Friends Have Risky Sex After Drinking

College students say they use communication strategies to ensure safety of female friends

7/21/2010
Risky Behavior, Drug Use Among Some Gay Men Linked to Childhood Abuse

Gay, bisexual men shamed or assaulted as kids more likely to exhibit high-risk behavior, study says

4/9/2010
Kids Often Misled About Child Abuse

Parents warn of stranger danger but not relatives or friends, survey finds

8/4/2009
Elder Abuse, Neglect Make Early Death Far More Likely

Finding illustrates need to report suspected problems, expert says

5/21/2009
Childhood Sexual Abuse Might Spur Early Periods

Study found women who started menstruating early were more likely to have been victims

10/28/2008
Sexual Trauma Haunts Many Female Vets

Study found 1 in 7 from Iraq, Afghanistan who sought medical care were victims

2/22/2008
Most Internet Sex Offenders Target Teens, Not Kids

Surveys say most vulnerable youths have history of abuse, family problems

2/15/2008
IBS Symptoms More Acute in Women With History of Abuse

Brain can't switch off pain modulation mechanism, study suggests

3/5/2007
Intimate Partner Abuse Affects Broad Spectrum of Ages

Study finds 4% of women aged 65 and older reported mistreatment within past 5 years

2/27/2007
'Prolonged Exposure' Therapy Best for Female Vets With PTSD

Study found it was more effective than commonly used treatment

2/5/2007
4 in 10 Kids See Adult Material Online: Study

Online filters can delay exposure, experts say

5/19/2005
One in Six Men Victims of Childhood Sex Abuse

Females responsible for 38 percent of cases, study finds

1/21/2005
Abused Women Less Likely to Have Stable Relationships

Trauma affects ability to maintain intimacy, researchers say

1/8/2005
Alcohol Increases Co-eds' Risk of Sexual Assault

70,000 cases of assault or date rape each year tied to alcohol

9/21/2004
Childhood Sexual Abuse Damage Lasts a Lifetime

Study: Older women who were victims likelier to try suicide

8/2/2004
Teen Girls Often Victims of Dating Violence

Nearly 1 in 5 suffer each year if they're sexually active

7/26/2004
Many Abused Children Fall Through Cracks

Study finds most not given mental health care for aftereffects of trauma

4/14/2004
College Women's Drinking Raises Abuse Risk

Likelihood of sexual aggression rises with amount drunk