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Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use Among Teenagers in the United States, 2011-2015

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr104.pdf

Presents national estimates of sexual activity and contraceptive use among males and females aged 15-19 in the U.S. for the five year period.  42% of never-married females and 44% of never-married males had sexual intercourse at least once, levels comparable to those earlier in the current century.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Rates of New Diagnosed Cases of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise Among Children, Teens

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0412-diabtes-rates.html

Reports on results of a study, the Search for Diabetes in Youth, which found a rise in the disease among children and teens, especially for minority groups.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption Among U.S. Youth, 2011-2014

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db271.pdf

Sugar-sweetened beverages have been linked to weight gain, dental problems, fatty liver disease, and diabetes in children and youth.  This report coverages children and youth consumption amounts by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

The Role of Technology in Youth Harassment Victimization

Categories: Crime/Justice,Telecommunications/Internet,Youth

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/250079.pdf

Examines technology-enabled harassmentwithin the context of other types of youth victimization and risk factors to improve current policy and practice.  From the National Institute of Justice

 

United States of America v. Police Department of Baltimore City et al

https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/925056/download

Text of the consent decree reached between the U.S. and Baltimore  relating to unconstitutional actions of the city police department.  Covers police/community interactions, use of force, transportation of persons in custody, handling of reports of sexual assault and more.  From the Justice Department

 

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with City of Baltimore to Reform Police Department’s Unconstitutional Practices

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-reaches-agreement-city-baltimore-reform-police-department-s

Press release summarizing key points to consent decree with Baltimore city officials to resolve findings of federal investigation that the city’s police department engaged in practices that violate the Constitution.  Includes links to text  and Consent Decree Fact Sheet.  From the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department

 

Confidentiality Concerns and Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Among Adolescents and Young Adults Aged 15 to 25

Categories: Health/Medical,Privacy,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db266.pdf

This report describes two measures related to confidentiality and sexual/reproductive health for young adults: concerns that parents might find out and the opportunity to spend time alone with a health care provider without the presence of parents or guardians.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Report: The Continuing Need to Rethink Discipline

Categories: African Americans,Children,Disability,Education,Statistics,Youth

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/school_discipline_report_-_120916.pdf

Describes progress made and calls for further efforts to reform exclusionary school discipline policies which often betray disparities along racial, sex, and disability characteristics.  Includes a section on the impact of exclusionary discipline practices.  From the Executive Office of the President

 

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