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Jan. 25, 2013 -- Clinicians should routinely screen women of childbearing age for intimate partner violence, including those who don't appear to be obvious abuse victims, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended.
Oct. 1, 2012 -- Sexually-abused girls appear more likely to avoid cervical cancer screening as adults, according to an exploratory study suggesting that the exam brings back the feeling of victimization for some.
Sep. 4, 2012 -- Young women who experience repeated sexual assaults are at very high risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), national surveys found.
Jul. 13, 2012 -- Children with disabilities are up to four times as likely to suffer some forms of violence as children who are not disabled, researchers reported.
Jul. 9, 2012 -- Most U.S. high schools appear to be taking a haphazard approach to dating violence among students, researchers found.
Jan. 30, 2012 -- In nearly a quarter of pediatric patients evaluated for sexual abuse or assault, a second exam turned up new information, researchers reported.
Dec. 14, 2011 -- WASHINGTON -- About 20% of women are raped at some point in their lifetime and in most cases the attacker is someone the woman knows, according to a new survey on sexual violence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nov. 14, 2011 -- ORLANDO -- Women who were forced to have sex as children or teens appear to carry a higher risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood, researchers found.
Jul. 23, 2011 -- Screening for sexual assault should be a routine component of healthcare for women, according to a committee opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Jan. 4, 2011 -- Medical personnel, police, and school officials appear to be learning about more incidents of violence against children and teens than they used to, but there is still substantial room for improvement in reporting, researchers said.
Nov. 1, 2010 -- Children who are sexually abused, particularly if the abuse involves penetration, are at risk for later developing a psychotic disorder, an Australian case-control study found.
Jun. 17, 2010 -- Having a male partner who is violent increases the risk of acquiring HIV for women in rural South Africa, researchers reported.
Aug. 19, 2009 -- Sexual abuse is associated with an increased risk of somatic disorders, in which patients report physical symptoms or complaints with no clear underlying cause, a review of nearly two dozen studies concluded.
Jul. 17, 2009 -- LITTLE FALLS, N.J. -- Increases in teenage births, AIDS infections, and other sexually transmitted diseases indicate that progress in adolescent sexual health may have slowed in recent years, researchers say.