Emergency Contraception & Sexual Assault: Why Compassionate Care Should Be a Standard of Care

The Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies (CARE) Act of 2009 (H.R.1236) and the Prevention First Act of 2009 (H.R.463/S.21) were introduced in Congress in early 2009. The sole purpose of the CARE Act, and one of several goals of the Prevention First Act, would be to direct hospitals and emergency medicine facilities that receive federal funding to inform all women who have been sexually assaulted about emergency contraception (also known as the “morning after pill” or “Plan B”) and to make it available to them, regardless of their ability to pay.

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Surviving Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes in the United States, with researchers estimating that more than half of all sexual assaults and rapes going unreported.

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What Not To Do: Watch TV Wrestling

There are plenty of studies showing a link between violent TV and children’s aggressive behavior. Watching one particular sport on TV – wrestling – has even been linked to dating violence.

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Teen Mothers as Targets for Violence

It is well-known that teen pregnancy puts girls at risk for a lifetime of poverty, but a new study shows that teen mothers are also at high risk of being abused by their boyfriends or husbands in the months after their baby is born.

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