Latest Sexual abuse Stories

2011-12-15 14:30:23

Improving Online Environment May Be Result of Greater Public Awareness A new study from the University of New Hampshire Crimes against Children Research Center finds declines in two kinds of youth Internet sexual encounters of great concern to parents: unwanted sexual solicitations and unwanted exposure to pornography. The researchers suspect that greater public awareness may have been, in part, what has helped. The study found that the percentage of youth receiving unwanted online...

2011-12-12 20:00:00

In the wake of child sexual abuse allegations tied to the Penn State University football program, Dr. Tony Mannarino, a nationally recognized child abuse expert from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, will deliver written testimony at a hearing tomorrow before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families. The hearing is intended to examine how well federal laws are protecting children. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 Anthony Mannarino, Ph.D., an internationally...

2011-11-15 06:57:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Sexually and physically abused girls may have higher risks for heart attacks, heart disease and strokes as adults, according to this study. The study compared women who weren´t molested or raped as children or teens to women who were. The researchers found that women who reported repeated episodes of forced sex in childhood or adolescence had a 62 percent higher risk of cardiovascular disease as adults. In addition, they found that women who endured sever...

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