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Report of the Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group to the Judicial Conference of the United States

Categories: Govt Personnel,Headlines,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.uscourts.gov/file/document/report-federal-judiciary-workplace-conduct-working-group

Text of the report ordered by Chief Justice John Roberts to examine safeguards for protecting court employees from inappropriate conduct in the judicial workplace.  The report was commissioned after news accounts of inappropriate conduct, especially sexual misconduct, toward employees by judges.  From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

 

 

Military Service by Transgender Individuals

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Sex Issues

https://media.defense.gov/2018/Mar/23/2001894037/-1/-1/0/MILITARY-SERVICE-BY-TRANSGENDER-INDIVIDUALS.PDF

Report from a panel of experts which partially reinstates the ban on transgendered individuals serving in the U.S. military. Finds “substantial risk” associated with military service by individuals suffering from gender dysphoria and also bans military service for those “who require or have undergone gender transition.”  From the Defense Department

 

Characteristics of Same-Sex Couple Households: 2005 to Present

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

https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/same-sex-couples/ssc-house-characteristics.html

Set of spreadsheets showing annual statistical portraits of same-sex couples from 2005 to 2016.  Includes information on age, race, educational attainment, presence of children in household, income, and housing tenure.  From the Census Bureau

 

Prevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Type 2 in Persons Aged 14-49: United States, 2015-2016

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db304.pdf

Finds that the prevalence of Type 1 was 47.8% and Type 2 was 11.9% and that the prevalence was higher among females than males.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Main Reasons for Never Testing for HIV Among Women and Men Aged 15-44 in the United States, 2011-2015

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr107.pdf

Nearly 39% of women and 54% of men in this age group had never been tested for HIV outside of donating blood or blood products.  Data are shown by selected demographic characteristics and HIV risk-related behaviors.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Urban and Rural Variation in Fertility-Related Behavior Among U.S. Women, 2011-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics,Urban Issues,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db297.pdf

This report describes urban-rural differences in first sexual intercourse, marital and cohabitation status, number of births, and contraceptive use.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Sexual Violence: Actions Needed to Improve DOD’s Efforts to Address the Continuum of Unwanted Sexual Behaviors

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Sex Issues

https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/689086.pdf

Reviews current DOD policies and offers recommendations for improvement.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

2016 Hate Crime Statistics

Categories: African Americans,Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2016

Contains details of 5% rise in hate crimes during 2016 compared to the previous year.  Most attacks were directed against Blacks, Jews, Muslims, and LGBT people.  Covers information about the crimes, victims, offenders, and locations.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

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