Tag: "rape" at medical news
Rape Victims Find Relief From Posttraumatic Stress Using The Antidepressant Zoloft.
...xiety, insomnia and reexperiencingof the trauma in rape
victims with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder...traline reduced PTSD and related symptoms in these rape
victims," theauthors report. "The mean Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) scoresdecreased by 5...
Serious Crime Victims Risk PTSD, Multiple Disorders
Victims of rape
and other serious crimes are at high risk of devel...n reveals. The effects were strongest for rape
and other life-threatening crimes,while robbery and burglary were not linked to an increased risk of...
Science Is On The Trail Of Sexual Predators That Dope Women
...reland. The simple urine test can detect the "date rape
drug" Rohypnol up to aweek after it has been taken... People who work with the victims of drug rape
welcome the idea of asimple test, available in police stations, that can detect Rohypnol beyond the7...
College men nearly as likely as women to report they are victims of unwanted sexual coercion
...rpetrators and women as thevictims of acquaintance rape
and other forms of unwanted sexual contact appearsto be slightly out of focus. Men are almost as likely as women to report unwanted sexual contact andcoercion, according to a new study of college students conducted by researchersfrom the Univ...
Club drugs take center stage in new national education and prevention initiative by NIDA and national partners
..., GHB and Rohypnol, have been associated with date rape
and sexual assault cases around the country. "We are particularly concerned about the negative impact of club drugs on college students. That's why we're helping launch International Students in Action, a group committed to educating fellow stude...
Drug trends among American teens
...udy in 1996, rohypnol---one of the so-called "date rape
drugs"---showed a small decline in use in all grad..., which, like rohypnol, is another so-called 'date rape
drug' receiving considerable attention at present," says Johnston. "A number of the deaths associat...
Childhood sexual abuse proves top predictor for HIV infection in women
... the number of HIV-positive women who had suffered rape
doubled that of HIV-negative women in all ethnic c...tracting HIV might also contribute to her risk for rape
and domestic abuse, Wyatt said. Relationships with coercive and abusive partners severely diminish a...
Violence against women
...anticide, and the deliberate neglect of girls; and rape
in war. Charlotte Watts comments: There are many potential perpetrators, including spouses and partners, parents, other family members, neighbours, and men in positions of power or influence. Most forms of violence are not unique incidents but are o...
College drinking problems and research solutions
...juries, and 70,000 cases of sexual assault or date rape
each year. It also estimates that more than one-fourth of college students that age have driven in the past year while under the influence of alcohol. "The harm that college students do to themselves and others as a result of excessive drinking excee...
Study to consider alcohols role in date rape
...en revealed that one in four women had experienced rape
or attempted rape
at some time since the age of 14. Women who were heavier drinkers -- who drank more than four drinks...
Study finds half of rape survivors do not receive recommended medical treatment
.... The results of the study show that 20 percent of rape
survivors receive emergency contraception to preve...revious studies have looked at the medical care of rape
survivors, but our study is one of the first to examine the scope of the issue on a national level,"...
Two thirds of adolescent Zimbabwean girls in study involved with older men
In Zimbabwe, rape
is all too common and negotiating safe sex to prev...oor. If you take his money and refuse sex, he will rape
you. He will say you ate my money for nothing.' Seduced into these one-sided sexual relationships by...
Tackling sexual violence
...deas of male sexual entitlement. In many settings, rape
is a culturally approved strategy to control and discipline women. Prevention of sexual violence must entail efforts at all levels of society to improve women's status.' Rachel Jewkes comments: "Prevention of sexual violence requires responses that ...
Study finds that children are exposed to too many violent movies
...'s Daughter, which contained a graphic and violent rape
scene, was seen by 27 percent of the sample and by 20 percent of fifth graders. Natural Born Killers, portraying young lovers on a killing spree mixed with sex, was seen by 20 percent of the adolescents overall and by 13 percent of fifth graders. As...
Women who were sexually abused as children more likely to smoke
...al abuse was defined as sexual fondling, attempted rape
before age 17. Women who were sexually abused as children were twice as likely as those not abuse...
Alcohol use and victimization among college women
...f women have experienced an attempted or completed rape
during their first year at an American college. Al...f women have experienced an attempted or completed rape
during their first year at an American college and, often, alcohol is involved. This association is...
Not guilty! Evidence exonerates 328, but many still falsely imprisoned
...S. after being convicted of serious crimes such as rape
and murder. The exonerated were 316 men and 12 women; 145 of them were cleared by DNA identification technology, and 183 by other sorts of evidence. Exonerations increased sharply from about 12 a year through the early 1990s to an average of 43 annu...