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Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2012: Division of STD Prevention January 2014
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“STDs are hidden epidemics of enormous health and
economic consequence in the United States. They
are hidden because many Americans are reluctant
to address sexual health issues in an open way and
because of the biologic and social characteristics of
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Specially trained nurses support victims of sexual assault
At the intersection of medical treatment and evidence collection in cases of sexual assault stands a committed group of nurses in Fayette County who provide compassionate care and special forensic expertise: the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. What makes SANEs different from other nurses is how gentle they are, said Megan Simms, volunteer coordinator for the Fayette County Crime Victims Center. “The way they respond to victims is very compassionate,” Simms said.
Reports of sexual assault dip at military academies
Reports of sexual assaults among cadets and midshipmen declined at two of the three military academies, according to a Pentagon report. There were 53 sexual assaults reported at the academies during the 2012-13 school year compared with 58 reports in 2011-12. The Pentagon's study, scheduled for release Friday but obtained by USA TODAY, cautioned that officials cannot say with certainty that the decline "was due to fewer assaults occurring or due to fewer victims willing to report."
Nursing student enrollment increases at lowest rate in 5 years
Despite a reported nursing shortage and a public call to hire more registered nurses, last year marked the lowest increase in enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs in the past five years, according to a survey from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Responses from 720 of the 858 nursing schools in the U.S. revealed enrollment increased just 2.6 percent from 2012 to 2013.
France to issue emergency kits for rape victims
The French government is to issue an emergency kit for rape victims in an effort to make it easier for them to pursue their attackers. A rape is committed once every eight minutes in France but there are only about 1,400 convictions per year, according to Women's Rights Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem.
Danish woman tells police she was gang-raped in New Delhi
A Danish woman has filed a police complaint saying she was gang-raped and robbed near a train station in the Indian capital of New Delhi on Tuesday night, authorities said. In her complaint, the 51-year-old woman said she lost her way while sightseeing in the city. She asked for directions from some men who accosted her and subsequently robbed and raped her, CNN's sister network IBN reported. The woman has since returned to Denmark, police said.
Breaking the silence surrounding sexual assault
The Daily Californian â opinion
Nicoletta Commins writes, “A few years ago, sexual violence was not something that crossed my mind very often. I knew it happened, probably more than I was aware of. But it happened to other women, not to anyone that I knew, and certainly not to me. In early 2012 when I invited a friend over to my apartment, things got out of hand, and before I knew it, he was gone and I had been sitting in the shower for more than an hour, bewildered and angry. In one night, my entire world was turned upside down.”
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