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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

Presents statistics and trends for sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. through 2014. The tables section offers statistics on STDs at national, state, county, and metro levels. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


2015 Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

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

Contains campus crime statistics and policy statements relating to safety and security for the College of William and Mary. Required by the federal Clery Act. From the College of William and Mary


Obergefell v. Hodges: Same-Sex Marriage Legalized

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

Analyzes the Supreme Court decision that requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and to recognize such marriages that were formed in other states.  Also explores related questions that were raised by the decision.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Trafficking in Persons Report: July 2015

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

The annual report which covers sex trafficking, forced labor, domestic servitude, child labor, and child soldiers.  Also describes U.S. government efforts to stop human trafficking.  From the State Department


Youth Athletes: Sports Programs’ Guidance, Practices, and Policies to Help Prevent and Respond to Sexual Abuse

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Sex Issues,Youth

Examines the role of federal agencies in preventing sexual abuse of young athletes and steps that high performance athletic programs take to prevent and respond to such abuse.  From the Government Accountability Office


Obergefell v. Hodges

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

5-4 Supreme Court decision that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to  marry  wherever they live.  The ruling overthrew restrictions on same sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School


Discrimination and Violence Against Individuals Based on Their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Sex Issues,United Nations

Draws on recent findings of UN bodies and other organizations to update a 2011 report and proposes ways to reduce discrimination and violence against LGBT individuals.  From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Data Collection Activities, 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics

Describes the data collection activities carried out under authority of the Act and the principal findings.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


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