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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Military Personnel: Actions Needed to Address Sexual Assaults of Male Servicemembers

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Sex Issues

Examines DOD actions to prevent and respond to sexual assaults, programs to meet the medical and mental health needs of male service members, and the culture of the U.S. military.  From the Government Accountability Office


Child Maltreatment 2013

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Statistics

Presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the U.S. during federal fiscal year 2013.  Besides neglect and physical abuse, the report also covers psychological maltreatment and sexual abuse.  During 2013 there were 3.5 million referrals affecting 6.4 million children. From the Children’s Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families of the Health and Human Services Department


Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies: Academic Program Year 2013-2014

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Education-Higher,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics

Reports that the percentage of academy men and women reporting sexual assaults or unwanted sexual contact in 2013-14 was lower than the previous year.  Includes data and analysis on cases of sexual assault and harassment and assessment in the areas of prevention, investigation, accountability and victim assistance.  From the Defense Department


Same-Sex Marriage: A Legal Overview

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

Reviews general Constitutional principles relating to same-sex marriage and the various relevant Supreme Court and Circuit Court decisions affecting it.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Sex Trafficking of Children in the United States: Overview and Issues for Congress

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

Describes the problem in the U.S., and what the federal response has been.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Domestic Violence/Domestic Abuse Definitions and Relationships

Categories: Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues

A state-by-state survey of provisions regarding domestic violence, the definitions of conduct amounting to domestic violence or abuse, and the relationships covered by the legal provisions.  Also provides links to the relevant state statutes.  From the National Conference of State Legislatures


Statement on FDA’s Blood Donor Deferral Policy for Men Who Have Sex with Men

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Sex Issues

Announces agency change of policy for blood donations from gay men from indefinite deferral to one year since last sexual contact.  From the Food and Drug Administration


Sexual Orientation in the 2013 National Health Interview Survey: A Quality Assessment

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

The goal of this report is to present a set of data quality analyses of the 2013 NHIS sexual orientation data to learn more about the health of LGBT persons and about inequities in sexual minority health care. From the National Center for Health Statistics


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