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Earl Gregg Swem Library

K-12 Education: High School Sports Access and Participation

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687164.pdf

Reviews participation rates in high school sports by certain types of school characteristics and by  gender.  Finds that at the majority of schools the participation rate in sports for girls was lower than for boys.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

 

 

Presidential Memorandum … on Military Service by Transgender Individuals

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/25/presidential-memorandum-secretary-defense-and-secretary-homeland

Text of the presidential directive that restores the policy barring transgender individuals from serving openly in the U.S. military.  The Obama administration had opened the military to transgender individuals.  The Trump administration rejects the evidence that the presence of such individuals would not hinder military effectiveness or unit cohesion.  From the White House

 

HIV in Prisons, 2015 Statistical Tables

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hivp15st.pdf

At the end of 2015 an estimated 17, 150 prisoners under state and federal custody had HIV.  Shows trends on this topic including AIDs related deaths since data were first collected in 1991 and data at the state level.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Pilot Program for a Regional Center for the Investigation of Incidents of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Sex Issues,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/docs/default-source/Reports-and-Studies/2017/2017regionalcenterpilotprogramreport.pdf

Presents a consortial approach to conducting competent, fair, and cost-efficient investigations when accusations of sexual and gender-based violence occur on college campuses.  Lays out a design for such a regional center but concludes that the model is not feasible.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

Condom Use During Sexual Intercourse Among Women and Men Aged 15-44 in the United States: 2011-2015 National Survey of Family Growth

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr105.pdf

Examines the demographic and behavioral characteristics of condom use during sexual intercourse in a national sample of women and men in the U.S.  Provides percentages of those who used condoms and prevalence of use. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Hate Crime Victimization, 2004-2015

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hcv0415.pdf

Covers the perceived motive for the hate crime, evidence that the crime was motivated by bias, demographic characteristics of victims and offenders, and crimes reported and not reported to police.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use Among Teenagers in the United States, 2011-2015

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr104.pdf

Presents national estimates of sexual activity and contraceptive use among males and females aged 15-19 in the U.S. for the five year period.  42% of never-married females and 44% of never-married males had sexual intercourse at least once, levels comparable to those earlier in the current century.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/2017/index.htm

Annual report on human slavery including sex trafficking, forced labor, and child labor.  Includes individual country narratives on U.S. perspectives of their success in stopping such offenses.  From the State Department

 

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