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For 1 in 16 US women, their first experience with sexual intercourse was rape, study says

The study, published Monday in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine, notes the World Health Organization recognizes forced sexual initiation — “an unwanted first sexual intercourse that is physically forced or coerced” — as a distinct form of sexual violence. “We feel it is accurate to describe these events as rape,” said Dr. Laura Hawks,… Read More »

Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

“The risk of Ebola spread in DRC and the region remains very high, and the risk of spread outside the region remains low,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, said during a press conference on Wednesday. “Now is the time for the international community to stand in solidarity with the people of DRC.” WHO… Read More »

Japan court says forced sterilizations unconstitutional, refuses compensation: media

TOKYO (Reuters) – The forced sterilization of two women decades ago as teenagers was unconstitutional, a Japanese court said on Tuesday, but rejected their demands for compensation, in the first of about 20 such cases closely watched nationwide, media said. Tens of thousands of people were sterilized, many without their consent, under a government program… Read More »