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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

 

Federal Prosecution of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Cases, 2004-2013

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fpcsecc0413.pdf

Examines a decade of cases prosecuted in federal courts involving child pornography production or possession and child sex trafficking.  Also includes demographic characteristics of those accused and outcomes of the cases.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Women

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2017-21851.pdf

Interim final regulations involving contraception coverage requirements which would expand the number and type of organizations that can claim religious objections to providing women with contraceptive coverage as part of their health insurance plans.  From the Federal Register and the Health and Human Services Department

 

2016 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats16/toc.htm

More than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported in the U.S. in 2016, the highest number ever,  Offers national profiles, statistical tables for each disease, and special focus profiles for STDs in women and infants, in adolescents and young males, in racial and ethnic minorities, and in gay men.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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

 

 

 

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