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Session: Rape and Sexual Assault Experiences of Teenage Girls
3153.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Rape and Sexual Assault Experiences of Teenage Girls
Violence against women is a significant problem for adult women in the U.S. and throughout the world. Consider these statistics: 1 out of 4 American women will experience intimate partner violence; 1 out of 6 women will be raped; 1 in 5 female high school students reports being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner; and women are up to 10 times more likely than men to be victimized by an intimate partner. Further, only about 1 in 5 female victims of physical violence ever seek professional medical care and only about half of incidents are reported to police. Violence is becoming increasingly common in teenage relationships. The purpose of this session is to report on rape and sexual assault experiences of teenage girls. Additionally, one presentation will report on this topic on an international level in the context of human rights and increased risk of HIV. Teen dating violence may precipitate sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy. The perspectives of young female survivors and young male perpetrators will be shared. This important information will translate into interventions to aid prevention and early identification of teen dating violence. A media campaign targeted to teens on dating violence will be discussed. The availability and utilization of rape crisis centers will offer a system level perspective. The assessment of rape crisis centers provides implications for future outreach efforts.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the sessions, the participant will be able to: (1) Discuss women's rights issues as central to human rights and violation of such rights negatively affects women's health; (2) Compare and contrast the perspectives of young female survivors and young male perpetrators on teen dating violence, sexual risk, and pregnancy prevention; (3) Report the effects of a multi-media campaign on teen dating violence; and (4) Consider the needs of rape crisis centers and services provided.
Organizer(s):Stacey B. Plichta, ScD
Moderator(s):Winifred W. Thompson, MSW
10:30 AM"It depends on how they live": "Settled" women, relationships and the experience of rights among youth in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  [ Recorded presentation ]
Sarah Raskin, Jessie Mbwambo, MD, Suzanne Maman, PhD, Heidi Lary, MHS, Maligo Katebalila, BA
10:45 AMTeen dating violence, sexual risk and pregnancy: Experiences of female survivors  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jay G. Silverman, PhD, Jeanne E. Hathaway, MD, MPH, Elizabeth Miller, Michele R. Decker, MPH, Anita Raj, PhD, Ruth Paris, MSW, PhD
11:00 AMDating violence, sexual risk, and pregnancy involvement: The perspectives of adolescent male perpetrators
Michele R. Decker, MPH, Jay G. Silverman, PhD, Jeanne E. Hathaway, MD, MPH, Emily F. Rothman, SM, Anita Raj, PhD, Ruth Paris, MSW, PhD
11:15 AM“See It and Stop It!”: Evaluation of a multi-media campaign to prevent teen dating violence
Emily F. Rothman, SM, Jay G. Silverman, PhD, Michele R. Decker, MPH
11:30 AMMassachusetts rape crisis centers: Predictors and patterns of service utilization 1998-2003  [ Recorded presentation ]
Elizabeth Reed, MPH, Carter Pratt, MPH, Jay G. Silverman, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Women's Caucus
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Injury Control and Emergency Health Services; Maternal and Child Health; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; School Health Education and Services; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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