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Household Characteristics of Opposite-Sex and Same-Sex Couple Households: ACS 2012

Categories: Children,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Sex Issues,Statistics

An excel data file which compares married and unmarried same-sex and opposite-sex couple households by such characteristics as age, race, education attainment, employment status, presence of children in household, income, and home tenure.  From the Census Bureau


Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization, National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011

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

Describes the overall prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence, racial/ethnic variations in prevalence, how types of perpetrators vary by violence type, and the age at which victimization typically begins.  Also examines a range of negative impacts experienced as a result of intimate partner violence.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Military Personnel: DOD Needs to Take Further Actions to Prevent Sexual Assault During Initial Military Training

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Sex Issues

Reports on efforts by the Air Force to implement 46 recommendations intended to prevent sexual assaults during basic training. From the Government Accountability Office


Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence Against Children

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics,United Nations

Draws on data from 190 countries to shed light on the types and prevalence of violence against children.  From UNICEF


Marriage of Same Sex Couples Across the UK: What’s the Same and What’s Different

Categories: Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues

Provides information about the similarities and differences relating to marriage of same sex couples and the legislation which provides for it, as well as about the similarities and differences relating to marriage of opposite sex couples and civil partnership across the United Kingdom.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/29


Joint Declaration on Combating Campus Sexual Violence

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

Text of the pledge signed by all Virginia college presidents, the governor, and the attorney general as the state launches a comprehensive effort to address sexual assault on campuses.  From the Governor’s Office


Juvenile Victims of Domestic Sex Trafficking

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Sex Issues,Youth

Discusses differences in federal and state approaches to crimes related to sex trafficking of juveniles and policy options which could improve the treatment of victims. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2013

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


Examines health-related behaviors, health status, health care utilization, and health care access among U.S. adults who identified themselves as straight, gay or lesbian, or bisexual to gather information on possible health care disparities due to sexual orientation. From the National Center for Health Statistics


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