"I am learning to protect myself with Mika:" a teacher-based child sexual abuse prevention program in Turkey - K ızıltepe R, Eslek D, Irmak TY, Güngör D.
This study aimed to explore the effectiveness of a teacher-based child sexual abuse prevention program entitled "I am learning to protect myself with Mika." The sample consisted of 290 children, their parents, and their classroom teachers. The participants... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A century of sexual abuse victimisation: a birth cohort analysis - Fanslow J, Hashemi L, Gulliver P, McIntosh T.
This study examined changes in the reported prevalence of adult and child sexual abuse over the last century and explored how changes in social and political circumstances may have affected rates. Data from two population-based face-to-face surveys conduct... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Descriptive analysis of the context of child sexual abuse reportedly perpetrated by female suspects: insights from Saint Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre - Majeed-Ariss R, Wilson RJ, Karsna K, Martin GP, White C.
BACKGROUND: Determining the prevalence and characteristics of female-perpetrated child sexual abuse (CSA) is fraught with difficultly. There is a historical lack of empirical research and a discrepancy between the number of cases that reach the attention o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

French incest affair sparks 'hundreds' of #Metooinceste testimonies on Twitter
In the wake of the Olivier Duhamel affair, when this leading French political scientist was accused of the incestuous sexual abuse of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Netflix's grisly "Night Stalker" docuseries ensures the victims aren't just a body count number
In 1985, a serial killer murdered at least 14 people, and raped and tortured at least two dozen more in California (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child sexual abuse and compulsive sexual behavior: a systematic literature review - Slavin MN, Scoglio AAJ, Blycker GR, Potenza MN, Kraus SW.
PURPOSE of review: Information on potential risk factors and clinical correlates of compulsive sexual behavior (CSB) may help inform more effective prevention and treatment measures. Sexual victimization, specifically, child sexual abuse (CSA), has been as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood abuse experiences, depression and dissociation symptoms in relation to suicide attempts and suicidal ideation - Bertule M, Sebre SB, Kolesovs A.
This study aimed to examine associations between suicide attempts (SA), suicidal ideation (SI), depression, dissociative symptoms, emotional abuse, physical abuse and sexual abuse, and to explore predictors of SA and SI, as well as possible mediating facto... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Counseling for young people and families affected by child sexual exploitation and abuse: a qualitative investigation of the perspective of young people, parents, and professionals - Farr J, Edbrooke-Childs J, Town R, Pietkiewicz D, Young I, Stapley E.
Despite growing awareness of the negative impact of child sexual exploitation on young people's psychological, emotional and relational lives, little is known about how counseling can support young people and their families. The aim of this study was to ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Randomized controlled trials evaluating adolescent dating violence prevention programs with an outcome of reduced perpetration and/or victimization: a meta-analysis - Russell KN, Voith LA, Lee H.
INTRODUCTION: Adolescent dating violence (ADV), including psychological, physical, threatening, and/or sexual abuse between adolescent romantic partners, is an epidemic in the United States, with youth report rates ranging from 15 to 77% for perpetration a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Symptoms within somatization after sexual abuse among women: a scoping review - Iloson C, M öller A, Sundfeldt K, Bernhardsson S.
INTRODUCTION: Somatization, defined as a number of medically unexplained physical symptoms for many years, is a resource-intensive condition with much suffering. Adult somatization has been linked to childhood trauma in both men and women. Among women, sex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child sexual abuse, academic functioning and educational outcomes in emerging adulthood - Mitchell JM, Becker-Blease KA, Soicher RN.
In many parts of the world, emerging adults, aged 18 to 25  years old, require education beyond high school to transition to a stable, secure adulthood. Child abuse, trauma, victimization, and adversity have been shown to negatively affect academic funct... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual risk behavior: a review and critique - M énard AD, Macintosh HB.
Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is a global problem with serious repercussions for survivors in various domains of adult interpersonal functioning, including sexual risk behavior. This review aimed to summarize findings from the recent literature on the con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exploring the removal of online child sexual abuse material in the UK: processes and practice - Martellozzo E, DeMarco J.
This paper explores the processes involved in the removal of online child sexual abuse material. It specifically focuses on the work of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) in the UK who are partially responsible for the removal of this content. The empiric... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Knowledge and attitude regarding child abuse among primary healthcare physicians and interns in Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia - Aldukhayel A, Aljarbou E, Alturki FM, Almazyad NS, Alsaqer OM, Almutairi R.
Introduction Child abuse can include physical abuse, psychological abuse, sexual assault, neglect, or failure to meet the child's basic needs. It can lead to major psychosocial problems resulting in long-lasting consequences for the child. OBJECTI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Physical versus sexual abuse as reflected in adolescents' self-figure drawings: a preliminary study - Lev-Wiesel R, Ramot O, Niv H, Daniel E, Gosh Y, Dahan A, Weinger S.
Based on the lack of validated assessment tools to detect past physical or sexual abuse, the current study examines to what extent the experience of either sexual or physical abuse is reflected in self-figure drawings of adolescents at-risk. A convenienc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Presentation of victims in the press coverage of child sexual abuse in Croatia - Popovi ć S.
A content analysis of Croatian daily newspapers was conducted to clarify how these media outlets present CSA victims, any correlation between the use of victim-blaming, stereotyping, and endangering practices for victims, and to determine the predictors ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trauma services for youth victims of sexual abuse- does one size fit all? A qualitative study among service providers in Ontario, Canada - Tiwari A, Smith S, Wekerle C, Kimber M, Jack SM, MacMillan H, Gonzalez A.
BACKGROUND: Despite a range of interventions available to treat mental health symptoms experienced by youth with a history of child sexual abuse (CSA), limited empirical work has examined practitioner delivery of these interventions in real-world practic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tales of the 21st Century: Rohingyas Without home
By Mohammad Rakibul HasanDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 8 2021 (IPS) Mohammad Rakibul Hasan is a Bangladeshi documentary photographer, photojournalist, filmmaker and visual artist who has been visiting the camps in Cox’s Bazaar to document the Rohingya refugee crisis. Rakibul Hasan is a recipient of the Lucie Awards Discovery of the Year 2018. He also received the 23rd Human Rights Press Awards from The Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, Amnesty International and the Hong Kong Journalists Association, for his series “The Looted Honor” which documents Rohingya refugee rape survivors. Rakibul Hasan has ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mohammad Rakibul Hasan Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Multimedia Slideshow TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

"How many times did I not want to live a life because of him": the complex connections between child sexual abuse, disclosure, and self-injurious thoughts and behaviors - Collin-V ézina D, De La Sablonnière-Griffin M, Sivagurunathan M, Lateef R, Alaggia R, McElvaney R, Simpson M.
BACKGROUND: Meta-analyses have confirmed an association between child sexual abuse (CSA) and non-suicidal and suicidal self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (SITB), yet the mechanisms linking these factors are, to date, poorly understood. The goal of the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

College students' responses to their sexually assaulted friends: impact of rape myth acceptance, prior victimization, and social relationships - Rich K, Seffrin PM, McNichols E.
College students often confide in their friends following sexual assaults. Friends' reactions may include a variety of emotions and helping behaviors; prior victimization, knowing the accused, and rape myth acceptance may affect these. A sample of 1016 s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The psychometric properties of the Measure of Adolescent Relationship Harassment and Abuse (MARSHA) with a nationally representative sample of U.S. youth - Rothman EF, Cuevas CA, Mumford EA, Bahrami E, Taylor BG.
This article describes a new instrument that assesses adolescent dating abuse (ADA) victimization and perpetration. The Measure of Adolescent Relationship Harassment and Abuse (MARSHA) is a comprehensive instrument that includes items on physical, sexual... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

False rape allegation and regret: a theoretical model based on cognitive dissonance - Demarchi S, Tomas F, Fanton L.
The aim of this paper is to provide a model illustrating how regretful consensual intercourse may lead to false rape allegations (FRA). An intrapersonal perspective of regret based on cognitive dissonance is added to the interpersonal factors already men... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

"The whole wall fell apart, and I felt free for the first time": men's perceptions of helpful responses during discussion of child sexual abuse - Easton SD, Parchment TM.
BACKGROUND: There is a growing awareness of the prevalence and consequences of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) for boys. Disclosure experiences often impact long-term functioning following CSA. Current understanding around disclosure has evolved from a sing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Feminist activism and YPAR: privileged girls interrupt rape culture - Proweller A, Catlett BS, Crabtree-Nelson S.
This research focuses on a community-based project that foregrounds youth-led participatory action research with privileged youth. The youth's work involved interrogation of, and resistance strategies for, rape culture. Research findings demonstrate that... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Capacity, confidence and training of Canadian educators and school staff to recognize and respond to sexual abuse and internet exploitation of their students - Lindenbach D, Cullen O, Bhattarai A, Perry R, Diaz RL, Patten SB, Dimitropoulos G.
BACKGROUND: Sexual exploitation of children online is an issue of growing public concern. This form of exploitation typically involves adults using the internet to communicate with children for sexual purposes or to distribute sexually explicit material ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Replicating remembering "remembering" - Janssen SMJ, Anthony K, Chang CYM, Choong EL, Neoh JY, Lim A.
When examining spontaneously recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse, victims report that there had been periods in which they had forgotten the abuse. However, there are sometimes people with whom the victim had spoken about the abuse during the pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How Women-centred Digital Platforms can Enhance Empowerment
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One in four doctors attacked, harassed on social media
(Northwestern University) The first known study to describe physician experiences with online harassment found one in four physicians report being personally attacked on social media, including being barraged by negative reviews, receiving coordinated harassment and threats at work, and having their personal information shared publicly. Some attacks were particularly disturbing, such as threats of rape and death. Although the data were collected before the COVID-19 outbreak, the findings highlight the intensity of online harassment before the pandemic, which has only intensified since the spring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 men planning to murder businessman gang-rape 2 hotel employees at gunpoint
Two women working at a hotel in Neemrana, Rajasthan were allegedly gang-raped by 5 men. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Danny Masterson harassment suit must go through Scientology mediation, judge rules
The plaintiffs claim they were stalked and intimidated by the church's agents after going to police to report rape allegations against the actor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing and responding to child sexual abuse: organizational efforts - Assini-Meytin LC, Kaufman KL, Mathews B, Palmer DA, Ingram M, Letourneau EJ.
BACKGROUND: Child sexual abuse (CSA) remains an ongoing threat to the wellbeing of children who might be victimized, to the liberty of individuals who might engage in abusive behavior, and to the reputations and livelihood of organizations in which abus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The role of multiple attachments in intergenerational transmission of child sexual abuse among male victims - Miljkovitch R, Danner-Touati C, Gery I, Bernier A, Sirparanta A, Deborde AS.
BACKGROUND: According to Finkelhor (1984), difficulties child sexual abusers have in establishing adaptive adult relationships are a consequence of attachment problems with parents. Research shows that insecure attachment is associated with both the exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

To add insult to injury: stigmatization reinforces the trauma of rape survivors - findings from the DR Congo - Schmitt S, Robjant K, Elbert T, Koebach A.
BACKGROUND: Survivors of sexual violence are frequently condemned and socially excluded. Myths about rape may translate into stigmatization, diminish disclosure, prevent help-seeking from support structures and worsen mental health. Areas of conflict or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

"I have no hope": the experience of mothers in polygamous families as manifested in drawings and narratives - Gadban F, Goldner L.
This study was designed to shed light ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

"All of me is completely different": experiences and consequences among victims of technology-assisted child sexual abuse - Joleby M, Lunde C, Landstr öm S, Jonsson LS.
The aim of the present study was to gain a first-person perspective on the experiences of technology-assisted child sexual abuse (TA-CSA), and a deeper understanding of the way it may affect its victims. Seven young women (aged 17-24) with experience of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The police use of background information related to alleged victims in mock evaluations of child sexual abuse - Tadei A, Santtila P, Antfolk J.
When statistically related to child sexual abuse (CSA), background information can assist decision-making in investigations of CSA allegations. Here, we studied the use of such background information among Finnish police officers. We analyzed their ability... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Knowledge regarding prevention of child abuse among parents at selected rural area of Western Rajasthan - Yadav N, Kumari N, Parmeshwari, Pooja, Poonia P, Bairwa PK, Vyas H, T D.
BACKGROUND: Child abuse is a kind of domestic violence that involves all forms of physical, emotional and sexual maltreatment and negligence of children under the age of 18 years which potentially or actually damages all aspects of their health. Child abus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

"It can't be rape": female vs. male rape myths among Israeli police officers - Shechory Bitton M, Jaeger L.
This study compared male and female Israeli police officers (n  = 242) and undergraduate students (n = 273) in their perception of myths about male and female rape and the association between these myths and social attitudes toward gender roles. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

A Bangladeshi film director has been arrested and charged after a scene in "Nabab LLB", a fictional courtroom drama about rape and the...
Bangladesh director charged after film depiction of police angers force (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bangladesh director arrested after film shows police in bad light
Anonno Mamun arrested along with actor Shaheen Mridha for their portrayal of police attitudes towards rape victims. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trapped in a maze: Arab teachers in Israel facing child sexual abuse among their pupils - Sigad LI, Tener D.
Cultural contexts are formative of and fundamental to how individuals understand, conceptualize, and act within a context of violence. Conceptually and methodologically, however, research from a culturally informed perspective on the experiences of teac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Support for the death penalty in cases of rape and sexual assault: variation between victim age categories - Dierenfeldt R, Scott S, Iles G, Rosenberger J, Smith M.
Research exploring attitudes toward the death penalty is common in the field of criminal justice. Additionally, a substantial body of literature has examined public perceptions of sex offenders and punishment in the U.S. Unfortunately, few studies have sou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Woman Repeatedly Gang Raped, Beaten After Husband Lost Bets in India
A problem gambler in India allegedly threw acid on his wife after she refused to no longer have sex with his gambling partners. He lost bets. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contradictions in relation to sexual violence in the eyes of adolescents and the disconnect with the law defining "rape of vulnerable individuals" - Costa SF, Taquette SR, Moraes CL, Souza LMBM, Moura MP.
Article 217-A of Brazilian Law n. 12,015/2009 defines carnal knowledge or any other libidinous act with an individual under 14 years of age as "rape of a vulnerable individual" (statutory rape). Given the young average age at sexual initiation in current s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sociocultural determinants of attitudes toward domestic violence among women and men in Afghanistan: evidence from Afghanistan Demographic and Health Survey 2015 - Akbary MF, Ariyo T, Jiang Q.
We examined the sociocultural factors assoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sexual and gender-based violence among refugees and internally displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: post-conflict scenario - Lugova H, Samad N, Haque M.
The ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has triggered sexual and gender-based violence, including rape, sexual slavery, trafficking, intimate partner violence, and sexual exploitation. Gender inequalities and abuse of power ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Risk factors for sexual offending in self-referred men with pedophilic disorder: a Swedish case-control study - Wittstr öm F, Långström N, Landgren V, Rahm C.
BACKGROUND: The risk of child sexual abuse among non-forensic, non-correctional patients with Pedophilic Disorder (PD) is largely unknown. Methods: We recruited a consecutive sample of 55 help-seeking, non-correctional adult men diagnosed with DSM-5 PD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Mystikal's Rape Charges Dismissed Due to Not Enough Evidence
Mystikal's rape charges in Louisiana have been dismissed. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predictors and correlates of lifetime and persistent non-suicidal self-injury and suicide attempts among adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse - Steine IM, Nielsen B, Porter PA, Krystal JH, Winje D, Gr ønli J, Milde AM, Bjorvatn B, Nordhus IH, Pallesen S.
BACKGROUND: Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is a well-established risk factor for non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide attempts (SA); still few studies have examined predictors of individual differences in NSSI/SA amongst CSA survivors. OBJECTI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Treating sexual dysfunctions among survivors of child sexual abuse: an overview of empirical research - Gewirtz-Meydan A.
Sexual problems are very prevalent among survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA). Yet, various approaches to therapy do not seem to address this issue when treating these individuals. Traditional sex therapy may also not suit the experiences of CSA survivors... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news