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Child Trends Data Bank. 2013. "Statutory rape:" Sex between young teens and older individuals-Indicators on children and youth. Bethesda, MD: Child Trends, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on instances in which children and adolescents under age 15 engage in sexual relationships with someone at least 3 years older (statutory rape). Topics include importance; trends; differences by race and by Hispanic origin; by parental education; and by age at first sex; state, local, and international estimates; national goals; and related indicators. Statistical data are presented throughout the report. A definition of statutory rape is provided.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent sexuality, Age factors, Educational factors, High risk adolescents, Racial factors, Rape, Risk factors, Sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse, Statistical data, Trends

National Women's Law Center. 2007. Providing emergency contraception to sexual assault survivors. Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center, 5 pp.

Annotation: This brief report provides information about emergency contraception (EC), and, in particular, the provision of EC to victims of sexual assualt. The brief provides essential elements to a successful EC in the emergency room (ER) law. The elements discussed include (1) information about and provision of EC, (2) no exceptions to the law, (3) enforcement, (4) sufficient and understandable informational materials about EC, (5) training and information about EC for all hospital personnel, and (6) involvement of all stakeholders. A conclusion and endnotes are included.

Contact: National Women's Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle. N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 588-5180 Fax: (202) 588-5185 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Emergency contraception, Legislation, Rape

Pogany SB. 1998. Sex smart: 501 reasons to hold off on sex. Minneapolis, MN: Fairview Press, 213 pp.

Annotation: This book, written for adolescents, discusses adolescent sex and what other young people have to say about their experiences. The book is also meant to help parents advise their children about sexual issues. The topics discussed are love and sex, sex and relationships, sexuality differences between males and females, pregnancy, child support, adolescent pregnancy, peer pressure and self esteem, double standards, sexual liberation, a personal policy on sex, abstinence, alternative ways to make love, saying no, date rape, sexually transmitted diseases, and AIDS.

Contact: Fairview Press, 2450 Riverside Avenue, Suite F95, Minneapolis, MN 55454, Telephone: (800) 544-8207 Fax: (612) 672-4980 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-57749-043-6.

Keywords: AIDS, Abstinence, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescent sexuality, Child support, Ethics, Peer pressure, Rape, Self esteem, Sexually transmitted diseases

Bell R, Duncan M, Eilenberg J, Fullilove M, Hein D, Innes L, Mellman L, Panzer P, Fullilove M. 1996. Violence against women in the United States: A comprehensive background paper. (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Commission on Women's Health, Commonwealth Fund, 105 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews the literature on violence against women in the United States with chapters on patterns of violence, consequences of violent acts against women, treatment for victims, nonclinical assistance for abused women, and prevention of violence against women. Attention is paid to the role of gender in violence. The report also reviews various theories of social, psychological, and biological causes of violence, and makes recommendations for further research and policy analysis. The authorship of the 1995 edition of this publication was attributed to the Commonwealth Fund's Commission on Women's Health.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Contact Phone: (212) 535-0400 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Rape, Violence, Violence prevention, Women

Hyman,JW, Rome ER, and Boston Women's Health Book Collective. 1996. Sacrificing our selves for love : why women compromise health, and self-esteem-- and how to stop. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 230 pp.

Annotation: This book discusses women's willingness to risk their health as a result of three intertwined forces: the caring attitude that characterizes many women; centuries of subordination; and cultural traditions about how to look, behave, and be treated. Part one topics include eating disorders and how to obtain help, cosmetic surgery and its repercussions, accepting yourself and body imaging. Part two talks about living in abusive relationships, intimate abuse/battering, rape, and how to get help. The third part covers sexuality, reproductive and sexually transmitted diseases, and guidelines for safer sex. An annotated notes section, a resources listing, and an index are provided.

Contact: Ten Speed Press, Crossing Press, P.O. Box 7123, Berkeley, CA 94707, Telephone: (510) 559-1600 Secondary Telephone: (800) 841-2665 Fax: (510) 559-16299 Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-89594-743-9.

Keywords: Abuse, Battered women, Consumer education materials, Eating disorders, Plastic surgery, Psychosocial factors, Rape, Reproductive health, Self esteem, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women's health

National Crime Prevention Council. 1995. Preventing violence against women: Not just a women's issue. Washington, DC: National Crime Prevention Council, 100 pp. (Special focus)

Annotation: This book focuses on the victimization of women, the impact of fear of crime on their lives, and on programs to reduce both. After an introduction reviewing the pervasiveness of violence against women, it considers topics such as self-defense and self-protection, sexual assault and rape, domestic violence, workplace violence, and acquaintance violence. It profiles community-based prevention programs that stress the importance of education, training, and developing multidisciplinary partnerships; and it considers state and federal legislation. It contains resource lists of publications, videotapes, and national organizations.

Contact: National Crime Prevention Council, 2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 466-6272 Fax: (202) 296-1356 E-mail: Web Site: $16.95 plus 10 percent shipping and handling; New York residents add 7 percent sales tax; DC residents add 6.75 percent sales tax. Document Number: Item M38.

Keywords: Community programs, Domestic violence, Educational programs, Federal legislation, Intervention, Program descriptions, Public policy, Rape, State legislation, Training, Victims, Violence prevention, Women

Jaros KJ, ed. 1993. Violence as a public health problem: Developing culturally appropriate prevention strategies for adolescents and children. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Public Health Social Work Training Program, 79 pp., exec. summ. (25 pp.).

Annotation: This report provides summaries of presentations at the 1992 Public Health Social Work Maternal and Child Health Institute. The conference examined violence as a public health problem and attempted to identify preventive interventions focusing on children, youth, and families. A major objective was to facilitate communication and cooperative program development among health, education, and social service systems. Preventive approaches are emphasized in the report, and several model programs are described. A 25-page executive summary, published in 1992, is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHG071 (report), MCHF104 (executive summary).

Keywords: Adolescents, Assault, Children, Criminal justice system, Demographics, Education, Family violence, Firearms, Gangs, Injury prevention, Media violence, Population surveillance, Program development, Rape, Risk factors, Socioeconomic status, U.S.Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Violence, Weapons

Bart PB, Moran EG, eds. 1993. Violence against women: The bloody footprints. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 320 pp. (Gender and society reader)

Annotation: This volume addresses violence against women at many levels and in many settings of society including murder, rape, incest, pornography, harassment in the workplace, intimidation, obscene phone calls and domestic violence. Part one includes essays on the types of violence women experience. Part two addresses the structural support for violence against women. Part three examines the politics of institutional responses to violence against women, including cops, courts, battered women's shelters and the judicial system. Part four discusses the research implications of experiencing and studying violence against women.

Contact: Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218, Telephone: (805) 499-9774 Secondary Telephone: (800)818-7243 Fax: (805) 499-0871 E-mail: Web Site: $23.95, paper; plus $2.00 handling per order; prepayment required for orders under $25.00.

Keywords: Criminal justice system, Domestic violence, Homicide, Incest, Physicians, Public policy, Rape, Sexual assault, Women

Boumil MM, Friedman J, Taylor BE. 1993. Date rape: The secret epidemic—What it is, what it isn't, what it does to you and what you can do about it. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, 162 pp. (Women and law series; no. 2)

Annotation: This book is a practical guide to date rape. Written by attorneys and a psychologist, the chapters of this book cover the following topics: what date rape is; the rapists: who they are, why they rape and how to avoid them; rape trauma syndrome: what it is and how it is used in court; protecting the victim in court: rape shield laws and related legal issues; the defendant's legal rights in court; campus rape; and the healing process. The appendix contains a directory of rape victims' resources.

Contact: Health Communications Inc. , 3201 SW 15th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, Telephone: (800) 441-5569 Secondary Telephone: (954) 360-0909 Fax: (954) 360-0034 Web Site: $9.95.

Keywords: Legal issues, Prevention programs, Rape, Sexual assault

Marks J. 1992. We have a problem: A parent's sourcebook. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 518 pp.

Annotation: This book is a collection of case histories on difficult situations parents can face. Each chapter consists of a vignette on a specific topic followed by a counselor's response. Chapters focus on adoption, bereavement, divorce, family illness, eating problems, child sexual abuse, physical differences, sleep disturbances, social adjustment, illness, substance abuse, rape, and assault. The stories in the book appeared originally in the We Have a Problem column in Parents Magazine.

Contact: HarperCollins, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022, Telephone: (212) 207-7000 Contact Phone: (800) 331-3761 Web Site: $5.99.

Keywords: Adoption, Bereavement, Child sexual abuse, Children, Coping, Counseling, Disease, Divorce, Eating disorders, Mental health, Parenting skills, Rape, Self esteem, Substance abuse, Violence

Lundberg GD, Young RK, Flanagin A, Koop CE, eds. 1992. Violence: A compendium. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, 434 pp.

Annotation: This volume is a compendium of the best materials from various 1992 publications of the American Medical Association (AMA), as selected by compendium editors. The volume is devoted to the topic of violence. Through books, journal articles, letters, abstracts, federal government reports, etc., the collection presents a preponderance of violence-related concerns: Types of violence including murder, suicide, assault and sexual assault, elder abuse, gang violence, domestic violence, abuse of pregnant women, fighting; Roles of health professionals and health systems including emergency medical systems, trauma care, surveillance and reporting systems; Types of violence-caused injuries including visceral, eye, throat, ear, head and neck injuries; Demographics affecting violence including age, race, income, geography (which have import for urban, low-income areas, minorities, adolescents, African-Americans) as well as alcohol and drug abuse, and handguns and other weapons. Also presented are ideas on training professionals and on interventions, tried and proposed.

Contact: American Medical Association, 515 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610, Telephone: (800) 621-8335 Contact Phone: (800) 621-8335 Fax: Web Site: $12.95 members, $29.95 nonmembers plus $3.50 shipping and handling; prepayment required.

Keywords: Adolescents, Assault, Battered women, Child abuse, Data, Domestic violence, Elder abuse, Epidemiology, Family violence, Firearms, Gangs, Homicide, Injury prevention, Intervention, Pregnancy, Rape, Social problems, Urban population, Violence, Witnesses, Women

Ross JW. 1992. Black adolescent male health: A bibliography, 1987-1991. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, College of Social Work, 45 pp.

Annotation: This bibliography was developed to help social workers, medical professionals, and others who work with black youth and plan programs for them. The bibliography includes books and book chapters, articles from professional journals and major newspapers, and materials from government reports. Chapters cover background and general material; homicide, suicide, and other violence; interventions; mental health; poverty and related social issues; sexually transmitted diseases; alcohol and other drug abuse; and adolescent parenthood and early sexual activity. [Research funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of South Carolina, College of Social Work, Columbia, SC 29208, Telephone: (803) 777-7814 Contact Phone: (803) 777-9408 Fax: (803) 777-0421 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHF018.

Keywords: Adolescent fathers, Adolescent health, Adolescent parents, Bibliographies, Blacks, Blacks, Firearms, Homicide, Injury Prevention, Mental health, Poverty, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexually transmitted diseases, Substance abuse, Suicide, Violence prevention

U.S. Congress, Senate, Committee on the Judiciary. 1991. Violence against women: The increase of rape in America 1990. Washington, DC: U.S. Congress, Senate, Committee on the Judiciary, 36 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the findings of a Senate Judiciary Committee study of state and local law enforcement agencies and rape crisis centers in all 50 states to assess the true extent of sexual assaults against women in the United States. The report outlines the dimensions of the rape problem in America, describes proposed legislation to address violence against women, and outlines the report's methodology. Tables and charts provide data on the number of rapes in 1990 by state and compare 1990 data to past years.

Keywords: Injuries, National data, Rape, Sexual assault, Statistics, Violence

Channing L. Bete Company. 1991. What women and men should know about date rape. South Deerfield, MA: Channing L. Bete Company, 15 pp.

Annotation: This booklet deals with the subject of date rape. It defines date rape, probes why it happens, describes its effects, and discusses reporting its occurrence. It also describes what to do if you are raped, how to help a friend, and a prevention profile that includes a statement for men and women on their sexual rights and responsibilities. This booklet is one of the Canning L. Bete Scriptographic series.

Contact: Channing L. Bete Company, One Community Place , South Deerfield, MA 01373-0200, Telephone: (800) 477-4776 Fax: (800) 499-6464 E-mail: Web Site: Price varies by series and quantity ordered. Contact publisher for catalog and price list. Document Number: Booklet no. 19604.

Keywords: Dating, Education, Prevention, Rape

Oppenheimer R, Eckman LL. 1925. Laws relating to sex offenses against children. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 74 pp. (Bureau publication (United States. Children's Bureau); no. 145)

Annotation: This publication provides an analytical index of state laws relating to sex offenses against children, including an abstract of age-of-consent laws, and the text of state and federal laws. It is a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor, Children's Bureau.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Age groups, Child sexual abuse, Rape, Reports, State legislation


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.