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Call for advanced forensic nursing portfolio appraisers
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Deadline: Extended to Feb. 20, 2013. ANCC seeks nurses to serve as appraisers for Advanced Forensic Nursing Certification through Portfolio. Training is provided. More

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VAWA update
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The U.S. Senate is poised to pass a renewal of the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the reauthorization bill, S.47, on Jan. 24, 2013. The bill is almost identical to the bill passed in the Senate last year during the 112th Congress. More

Be special. Get certified.
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IAFN is pleased to announce that we have begun accepting applications for the upcoming May 2013 SANE-A® and SANE-P® certification examination window, which runs from May 1 through May 31. To learn more about the eligibility requirements and the application process — and to apply online — please visit IAFN's Certification Examination Information page.

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Study: Childhood abuse may be tied to uterine fibroids
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Black women who suffered sexual or physical abuse as children may be at increased risk for uterine fibroids, a new study has found. Uterine fibroids — which can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and infertility — are the most common type of benign tumor in women of childbearing age. More

Pearly penile papules
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It's perfectly normal to be a bit worried if you notice any small growths on your penis. It's possible that you might have pearly penile papules, or if you've ever had sexual contact, you could have genital warts. Read on to learn more about PPP. More

Activists: Get rid of 'degrading' parts of India's sexual assault exam
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With a glaring spotlight on sexual violence after a fatal gang-rape case, a high-profile government panel has joined women's rights advocates in demanding changes to India's sexual assault medical exam. Advocates say the exam includes unnecessarily invasive and irrelevant procedures. More

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Vatican official thanks media for uncovering sexual abuse in the Catholic Church
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The Vatican's new sexual crimes prosecutor acknowledged that the U.S. media "did a service" to the Catholic Church through its aggressive reporting on child abuse that helped the Church "confront the truth." The rare acknowledgement came from Father Robert Oliver, a canon lawyer from the U.S. diocese of Boston, speaking at his first public appearance since becoming the Vatican's "Promoter of Justice." More

University Of Maryland students push for mandatory sexual assault education
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A student-written proposal to mandate sexual assault education for all University of Maryland undergraduates is one step closer to becoming law. The bill, which would require students to attend an educational session during their first semester, was approved by the executive committee of the University Senate, a governing body made up of students, faculty, staff and administrators. More

A right way and wrong way to confront elder abuse
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Elder abuse is a serious and growing problem we know too little about and, worse, too often ignore. It comes in many forms — physical, financial, and emotional. Yet, even as society focuses on addressing child abuse, it has fallen far behind when it comes to responding to elder abuse. More

Impunity feeds Egypt's sexual assaults
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Mob-led sexual assaults targeting Egypt's female protesters could increase if perpetrators are not punished, an international rights group warned. Amnesty International said statements from victims show that the assaults follow a "clear pattern," where mobs of men encircle the victims, assault them with weapons and hands and then try to undress them. More

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