A testosterone-lowering drug can reduce male pedophiles' risk of sexually abusing children, according to a new Swedish study.
The drug, called degarelix, is used to treat prostate cancer and turns off production of testosterone. It's given by injection every three months and can lower testosterone levels within hours, according to researchers.
Many American parents haven't talked with their young children about inappropriate touching, a new poll finds.
Experts recommend starting that discussion during a child's preschool years, but the nationwide poll of more than 1,100 parents of 2- to 9-year-olds found that less than half of parents of preschoolers and only one-quarter of those with elementary school-age children had had ...
Many U.S. teenagers may be using their smartphones to harass, humiliate or otherwise abuse their dating partners.
That's according to a recent national survey of teens who'd been in a romantic relationship in the past year. Researchers found that 28% had been victims of "digital dating abuse" -- surprisingly, with boys being targets more often than girls.
When most people think of sexual harassment of females on the job, they assume it's happening to lower-level staffers. But surprisingly, women supervisors actually encounter more of it than other female workers, a new study finds.
Researchers examined workplace sexual harassment in the United States, Japan and Sweden. They found that female supervisors experienced between 30% and ...
So-called "locker-room talk" among boys can actually be used to promote respect toward girls, a new study reports.
Teenage boys are less likely to be abusive or sexually violent in a relationship after they've taken part in Coaching Boys Into Men, a prevention program delivered by athletic coaches as part of sports training, according to research results.
Decades-old allegations of sexual assault have consumed the nation for the past two weeks, as the Senate, the FBI and the public wrestle with what it all may mean for both the U.S. Supreme Court and American society at large in the age of #MeToo.
The high-stakes debate is still unfolding. But now comes a new study that warns that sexual assault and harassment often take a signific...
Sexual assault leaves many women with permanent indelible memories, a new study finds.
Compared with other traumatic life-altering events, the memories of sexual assault remain intense and vivid for years, even when not linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the study authors said.
"To some extent, it is not surprising that these memories relate to more feelings ...
Child sexual abuse in the United States exacts an enormous economic toll, researchers report.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health calculated that in 2015 alone, the costs associated with the aftermath of abuse exceeded $9 billion. That figure included costs associated with health care, child welfare, special education, violence and crime, suicide and sur...