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PHOTO: Sexual violence is a growing problem in Indiana; the state leads the nation in numbers of sexual assaults against teens. Photo by: Anita Peppers.

INDIANAPOLIS - More than one woman in five in Indiana is a rape victim, and more than two in five have been sexually assaulted. Despite the alarming numbers, getting help in recovery can be difficult. According to Anita Carpenter, who heads the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, in nearly hal ...Read More

PHOTO: Hobby Lobby took its case to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, with company owners arguing that they shouldn't have to provide contraception coverage for workers because it conflicts with their religious beliefs. Photo credit: Nicholas Eckhart

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The arguments are over, and now the waiting begins as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs a challenge to the contraceptive mandate in the new federal health-care law. Attorneys for two for-profit companies argued before the justices on Tuesday that requiring their insurance to cover bi ...Read More

PHOTO: Church and community groups are using education as their "punch" against the increase in prostitution and human trafficking they say comes with Detroit's big auto show this week, when thousands of journalists, automotive experts and visitors arrive. Photo credit: Mona Shand.

DETROIT - The 25th annual Detroit International Auto Show rolls into town this week. While it may be good for the automotive and tourism industries, the event has faith-based and community groups mobilizing to fight a wave of human trafficking they say is an unfortunate byproduct. John Burow, pastor ...Read More

PHOENIX - Aside from Spring Break, New Year's Eve may be the biggest occasion of the year for risky behavior including unprotected sex. An Arizona campaign to encourage safe sex among holiday partiers is now in its second year. According to John Welch, preventions/interventions manager for the Sou ...Read More

IMAGE: World AIDS Day is being marked this week in Ohio, and an event in Cleveland will raise awareness about the continued HIV/AIDS epidemic.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – AIDS first came to light 30 years ago, and events this week in Ohio are drawing attention to the continuing epidemic. Better investments in treatment and research are helping the tens of thousands of Ohioans with HIV/AIDS to lead productive lives, but newly diagnosed cases c ...Read More

PHOTO: Zero deaths, zero new infections and zero stigma- that's the theme for this year's World AIDS Day event, which will be observed in St. Louis on Friday, Dec. 6.

ST. LOUIS - Dozens of the state's top experts on HIV and AIDS will meet on Friday to share their insights, discuss the latest treatments and commemorate both the past and the future of the battle against the disease. "Getting to Zero" is the theme for this year's World AIDS Day event at the Missouri ...Read More

IMAGE: This Sunday (12/1) is World AIDS Day. While infection rates have plateaued statewide and nationally, there are some indicators that could point to trouble ahead for Minnesota.

MINNEAPOLIS – This Sunday marks the observance of World AIDS Day and it comes at a time when there are rising concerns in Minnesota. David Kurtzon, program manager of Teenwise Minnesota, says the rate of new HIV cases has pretty much plateaued locally, but that could change as fewer young pe ...Read More

PHOTO: Minnesota's teen birth rate is the lowest on record, but new concerns are emerging about less condom use and more STDs among teens. Photo credit: Mrs. Flinger.

ST PAUL, Minn. - The teen birth rate is down in Minnesota, but another important concern about adolescent sexual health is emerging. Jill Farris with Teenwise Minnesota said condom use by teens has plateaued nationwide - and statewide, it's actually on the decline. "A lot of other trends seem to be ...Read More

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