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Prevalence of Sexual Violence Against Children and Use of Social Services — Seven Countries, 2007–2013
The lifetime prevalence of experiencing any form of sexual violence in childhood ranged from 4.4% among females in Cambodia to 37.6% among females in Swaziland, with prevalence in most countries greater than 25.0%. In most countries surveyed, the proportion of victims that received services, including health and child protective services, was ≤10.0%. Both prevention and response strategies for sexual violence are needed.

Emergency Department Visits for Drug Poisoning: United States, 2008–2011
Among persons aged 35–49, the ED visit rate for drug poisonings was higher among females (51.2 per 10,000 persons) compared with males (31.9 per 10,000 persons). The ED visit rate for females was higher among those aged 20–34 and 35–49 compared with those aged 0–19 and 50 and over. Females had a higher ED visit rate for drug poisonings that were self-inflicted compared with males.

Suicide Trends Among Persons Aged 10–24 Years — United States, 1994–2012
Suffocation surpassed firearm as the most common mechanism of suicide among females in 2001. An uptick in firearm suicide rates was observed for males and females after 2007.


Injury and Violence Policy Evaluation
CDC developed this series of briefs to increase the use of policy evaluation methods in the field of injury prevention and control. The briefs and related appendices are intended to provide an increased understanding of the concepts and methodologies of policy evaluation. Each of the briefs focuses on one specific aspect of policy evaluation; however, reading them all will provide a comprehensive overview of policy evaluation concepts and methodology. The appendices provide additional detail on specific topics.


Winners Selected – Seeing My World through a Safer Lens Video Contest (9/30/2012)
What does injury and violence prevention look like in your community? Injury and violence professionals, students, and the general public from around the country came together to answer that question by submitting videos to the Seeing My World through a Safer Lens video contest.  Winner for the General Public Category: Things Men Say to Men who Say Things to Women on the Streets

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