Tag Archives: Sexual

Managing sexual and survival risks: the impact of inequity and stigma on Jamaican MSM and transwomen

Two recent qualitative studies highlight Jamaican men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (trans) women’s heightened vulnerability to HIV. These groups are at higher risk of infection as a result of various socioeconomic inequalities – homelessness, lack of employment, the criminalisation of same-sex practices and high levels of stigma and violence. As a… Read More »

Harvard applauds Nobel-winning efforts against sexual violence

GAZETTE: Why were the cases so complex? VANROOYEN: Most fistulas occur because of obstructed labor, when women have tears that are not repaired or repaired appropriately. That can be the case here. But a lot of them had to do with sexual slavery. Women were abducted and then subjected to very violent forms of sexual abuse, including… Read More »

They Say Sexual Assault, Kavanaugh Says It Never Happened: Sifting Truth From Memory

How do victims of sexual assault forge ahead without succumbing to the weight of a terrible memory? Dr. Hopper suggested that the answer may lie, in part, with how that memory is retrieved. “If you cling to an abstract, emotionally void description of an event and don’t label it ‘an attempted rape,’ then you can… Read More »