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For many years, "no means no" served as the standard for whether sexual consent is granted, but valid concerns have called for an expansion of this standard. Factors that could prevent someone from rejecting an unwanted advance include coercion and intoxication, making the concept of verbal consent muddy. The debate over whether this standard should be replaced and what should replace it has brought forth various possible solutions, with some arguing that only enthusiastic verbal consent will do, and others asserting that this expectation is unrealistic. Factors like age, positions of trust and authority, and mental and emotional conditions and disabilities also factor into the discussion. The well-balanced articles found here will provide your readers with an intelligent understanding of this topic.
Sexual harassment is a painful and humiliating experience that occurs too frequently in workplaces, schools, and public places. Sexual harassment can inflict long-lasting mental health consequences on teens, yet school districts sometimes dismiss these acts as a normal aspect of adolescent behavior. This title provides information on how to report incidents of sexual harassment, as well as guidance on healing from the experience. Anyone can become a victim of sexual harassment--in person or online--and it should not be tolerated under any circumstances.
Sexual assault on the campuses of universities and private schools appears to be on the rise. Alcohol and fraternities are easy targets, but the issue is much more complicated. Despite attempts made by administrators to define consent clearly, it can be a legal gray area. Students condemned by a school’s excessively broad definition of sexual assault can be branded rapists long after graduation. Victims must face their attackers on campus because administrators prefer to keep incidents out of the hands of law enforcement. Through balanced viewpoints, this powerful anthology addresses the complexities of an issue that has important social repercussions.
Sexual harassment is a problem that is prevalent in the lives of people of all ages. Although victimization was once more direct, as we live our lives with various social media and other online outlets, new, more subtle ways to harass have emerged. This insightful volume helps readers recognize sexual harassment when they experience or see it. They will learn about the power in calling out sexual harassment, that they are not alone, and how to help themselves and others heal. Myths and Facts help clear up misconceptions about harassment, and 10 Great Questions offers prompts for discussions with specialists.
Anti-sexual violence movements, such as MeToo and TimesUp, turn much-needed attention to the nonconsensual acts that affect millions around the world. These movements not only inspire social change, but highlight the importance of asking for voluntary, conscious, and enthusiastic affirmatives to expressions of desire and sexual activities. Through this insightful and sensitive resource, readers will discover what it means to survive and heal from nonconsensual acts, how to access survivor-specific resources, and how to dispel prevalent myths. They will also be empowered to safely step in as bystanders, to help others as allies, and to speak up as advocates for sexual consent.
When it comes to going out on a date, most people know that there are certain rules of etiquette to follow, but that means more than good table manners when your date takes you out to a nice place to eat. Readers may also be surprised to learn that etiquette has a place when things get physical with your date, too. This straightforward book cuts to the chase with just a few simple rules to follow when it comes to dating, whether someone is asking a person out or being asked out.
Rape Culture and Sexual Violence covers the history of societies’ views on rape, significant incidents from recent years, and the ways in which women are fighting against rape culture today. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Sexual education in the United States is inadequate for all students, but those with disabilities are particularly affected. This authoritative text provides concise information to assist in teaching sexual education basics to disabled students, a group that is frequently left out of conversations about sexual health despite having high rates of sexual abuse. This book provides resources and strategies to help educate disabled students about the concept of consent and how to recognize abusive behaviors. This comprehensive guide will help disabled students protect themselves and their sexual autonomy.
Young people have the highest rate for contracting a sexually transmitted disease or STD for any age group. According to the Center for Disease Control, roughly half of the 19.7 million cases per year represent patients between the ages of fifteen and twenty-four. A positive diagnosis for an STD can be scary and result in loneliness and uncertainty. However, STDs are common and can be treated or managed with medical help. Readers will learn how to cope with an STD and gain peace of mind by exploring the testing process, helpful treatments, sexual health education, and more.
Limited Stock - Hurry While Supplies Last -< . . It is estimated that almost 1.3 million women and girls in the United States are raped each year. Fifty-four percent of rapes go unreported, and 97 percent of rapists are never incarcerated for their crimes. This guide to coping with rape and sexual assault takes readers by the hand and guides them through the survival process, whether the reader is a victim or the friend of a victim. Beginning with what to expect when reporting the crime and ending with becoming an activist in order to help others, this guide is a must-read for any individual who needs information and support.
While awareness of sexual harassment and gender-based violence has increased in recent years, there is still much debate about what constitutes harassment, what motivates gender violence, and how best to combat both issues. The impact of this particular kind of aggression is real; it impacts the ability of women and other victims to go to school or work safely, and leaves many either dead or forced to live with long-term emotional or physical effects. This book explores the many facets of the conversation surrounding sexual harassment and gender violence, so that students understand the causes, forms, and impact of these two interconnected issues.
It started with an article and grew into a movement. #MeToo was born in the wake of a Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times investigative report on producer Harvey Weinstein's habitual sexual harassment of young women. The hashtag empowered women around the world to share their stories of sexual assault and abuse. Corporations responded by firing dozens of accused CEOs, media moguls, and movie stars, and politicians responded by sponsoring legislation against sexual harassment. This collection of articles tracks the movement from its start. It looks at the international response and inevitable criticism, as well as the future of the movement.
This compelling guide provides vital information on defining and reporting sexual assault. Concepts such as consent, coercion, and bystander intervention are presented in straightforward prose that gives the reader insight into this challenging subject matter. Readers will learn specifics about what to expect throughout the reporting process, and how to overcome common obstacles to reporting. Sidebars, such as Ten Great Questions to Ask an Advocate for Sexual Assault Victims and listings of organizations and books that aid those who have been assaulted, provide victims and allies with a wide range of resources to help them as they move through this difficult process.
More and more women and men are speaking up about harassment and sexual assualt. Why now? What's changed? And why is there a backlash against it? Students will learn about the issue, with practical tips given on how they can get involved and become part of the solution.
Human papillomavirus—better known as HPV—can infect anyone who’s sexually active. It doesn’t care who you are, how old you are, or what your sexual orientation may be. The best way to guard against HPV or any sexually transmitted infection is to know the facts. In this essential volume, readers will learn how this virus works and that certain strains of it can lead to genital warts and even cancer if not detected early enough. Through accessible text and informative sidebars, readers will discover what safety precautions they can take, what treatments could be helpful, and how the HPV vaccine is saving lives.
Popular culture depicts sex as glamorous but ignores some of the negative consequences, such as sexually transmitted infections. This resource provides a thorough, non-judgmental understanding of the disease gonorrhea, how it is transmitted, how it manifests in the body, and the effects of the disease if left untreated. This book also covers the negative social impact of dealing with a sexually transmitted disease and includes resources for finding professional help. The book is designed to complement a school health curriculum and covers the material in a way that is appropriate and engaging for younger teens.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection that can lead to uncomfortable symptoms, and if left untreated, it can have serious complications. But it’s also preventable and curable. In this book, readers will learn about how gonorrhea is transmitted between people, what the symptoms are, and how it’s tested for and treated. They’ll also learn how to prevent gonorrhea and take control of their sexual health through communication and protection. Fact-filled sidebars and accessible text break down this scary subject in an approachable way, giving readers the confidence to cope with this STI.
The subject of sex might not be taboo anymore, but frank discussion about sexual health and diseases is uncommon. This book tackles the painful and often confusing disease known as endometriosis. A complement to the school health curriculum, the reader will get an accurate and thoughtful investigation of endometriosis and understand how it affects one's sexual health. Suitable for those who suffer from endometriosis or those who know someone who does, the book covers all aspects: definition, causes, treatments, and management of a healthy, happy school and social life.
Thanks to modern medicine, syphilis is no longer the deadly, ruinous, and terrifying scourge that it once was. Yet it is still an extremely serious sexual health concern. It is imperative that people who have contracted syphilis get treatment before it is spread to others and reaches late stages. This accessible guide explains what syphilis is, how it is contracted and spread, how it develops in the body, and how it is treated. It walks readers through getting a STD test, talking to a sexual partner, and rising above any feelings of fear or shame. An invaluable teen health resource!
People who have chlamydia, the most common bacteria-caused sexually transmitted infection in the United States, often do not exhibit symptoms. However, teens who think they’ve been exposed to chlamydia have many easy-to-find resources to get more information, find a testing center, and receive medication, without the need for parental consent or notification. Readers will also find helpful coping mechanisms for dealing with chlamydia, as well as strategies for preventing future infection.
Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis), better known as chlamydia, is the most common sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria in the United States. Chlamydia is sometimes called the "hidden infection" because the C. trachomatis bacterium invades a single cell and hides there, gaining energy from the cell. This STI is easy to treat with antibiotics, but many of the people who have it show no symptoms at all, which is one reason it is so common.
One of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States, herpes can be transmitted without anyone knowing. It's most likely to be passed on when an active herpes infection is occurring, but the only way to be totally safe is to practice safe sex or abstain altogether. In this book, readers find out all about the herpes virus, how it's transmitted, what an infection is like, and how to cope if one does contract it.
The #MeToo movement sparked a much-needed discussion about sexual violence and the importance of consent. This insightful resource teaches readers exactly what consent means and how they can set clear boundaries, not only in their love lives, but in everyday life. The narrative emphasizes crucial points for readers, such as listening to their own body and mind, establishing what is comfortable for them, and recognizing that their voice should be heard and understood. "No" always means "no," and "yes" is something a person gives of their own free will; it is not taken. "Difficult issues are broken down into digestible concepts for middle readers. Most discussions of this topic focus on sexual consent, and this well-organized guide nicely broadens the scope." Booklist.
Many young adults are completely unprepared when they discover they have been infected with herpes. Herpes cannot be cured, and it has a lifelong effect on a person's health and social life. In this informative volume, readers learn about the herpes virus, how it is transmitted and spread, and how the body reacts to the virus. They will discover ways to deal with recurrences and steps to take to maintain good sexual health. The book explains diagnoses, forms of treatment, and strategies for coping with the disease. It also offers some tips for how to tell parents and partners about having herpes.