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How to Protect Your Child From Sex Abuse

No child should ever have to endure sexual abuse or exploitation. Learn the warning signs of sexual predator behavior, and teach your child how to stay safe and protect her or his body. Credit:…

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This Kills More People than AIDS or Tuberculosis

April raises awareness for both Alcohol and Domestic Violence. Unfortunately, there is a great need for more awareness of both. My patients in and around menopause commonly discuss issues related to a…

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How One Doctor Is Giving a Voice to Victims of Rape

Bulbul Bahuguna, M.D., is a Chicago-based psychiatrist and author who has specialized in helping victims of sexual abuse for the past 22 years. She is giving a voice to the many silent victims …

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Bigger Than Penn State

Media stories of childhood sex abuse have filled the airwaves of late; from the Penn State trial of Jerry Sandusky to the ongoing Catholic Church scandals to the first conviction of a high ranking c…

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Jerry Sandusky & Sexual Abuse

By Mallika Chopra I was on a panel last year with four amazing women -- women who were entrepreneurs, leaders, change makers for good in their communities. I was in awe of each one as they spoke ab…

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Rape: The Nastiest of All Four-Letter Words

You'd think it never happens; victims typically don't discuss it and perpetrators uniformly deny it. But it happens a lot (see below). In the US, the official definition of forcible rape was establ…

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A Mother’s Open Letter to Jerry Sandusky

Guest Post by Elisabeth DeLeon Jerry Sandusky, you are almost without doubt, guilty of sexually abusing children and there is no doubt your reputation is ruined. However, there is one path y…

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Penn State Scandal: Can You Imagine?

There is a child sex abuse scandal at Penn State and people have taken to the streets to celebrate (again). Seriously, people? Is this really the best we have in us? Let's start with some basic…

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The Haunting of Sexual Abuse

By Jessie Fano I recently had the opportunity to be alone. By myself. No family. Just me and the house. Wow. What a treat. And then I went to a bar. Ok, I didn't actually go to a bar, I went to a r…

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Accepting The Big Call

"I want to end sexual abuse in America." Two years ago, Oprah interviewed Stacey Anne Lannert (www.healingsisters.org), whose story is both incredibly tragic and deeply inspiring. Oprah asked w…

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