Archive for March, 2009

 

CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE SEX OFFENCE: COPARTNERS IN THE OFFENSE

March 30th, 2009

The question of the participation of more than one offender in a specific sex offense is of interest in a survey of the circumstances within which the sex offense is committed. While a sex offense is usually committed by a single male, participation may be multiple, as when a sizable group takes part in the [...]

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FREQUENCY OF ANIMAL CONTACT

March 30th, 2009

Since so few individuals were involved in sexual activity with animals in any period of life, frequencies can be calculated for only a few groups and for only two periods of time: puberty to age fifteen and ages sixteen to twenty. The frequencies are, as one would expect, low. However, if one considers only those [...]

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PREMARITAL HETEROSEXUAL PETTING: PETTING TECHNIQUES

March 30th, 2009

While the numbers of partners provided one measure of involvement in petting, it is important to examine the extent of the techniques involved. Young people themselves distinguish between “necking” (above the waist stimulation) and “heavy petting” (below the waist stimulation). The majority of all our comparative groups had engaged in “heavy petting” prior to marriage; [...]

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FAMILY AND GENERAL BACKGROUND: ADJUSTMENT TO PARENTS

March 30th, 2009

Perhaps even more important than the question of broken homes is the question of how the person got along with his father and mother. Family stability is often meaningless in the absence of affection and harmony. As we said earlier, everyone was asked three routine questions: how he got along, during his middle teens, with [...]

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PEEPERS: EARLY LIFE

March 30th, 2009

Peepers show a strong tendency to be the youngest children of their parents. The portion who were the youngest far exceeds mathematical expectation and, conversely, the proportion who were eldest children is much too small. In all but three of the groups available for comparison (peepers, aggressors vs. minors, and homosexual offenders vs. adults), the [...]

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HIV TREATMENT: THE T-HELPER-CELL COUNT AND VIRAL LOAD

March 27th, 2009

The viral load test may be a better indicator of disease progression than the T-helper-cell count, and it may indicate disease progression more quickly. This test can also be used to determine whether or not medication changes have been effective. For instance, with the initiation of a new medication, one would hope to see a [...]

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STD: HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOURSELF FROM BECOMING INFECTED WITH HEPATITIS B

March 27th, 2009

A safe and effective protective vaccine against hepatitis B has been available for over fifteen years. This vaccine is manufactured from proteins from the surface of the hepatitis B virus. (An older vaccine that is seldom used today is pooled from donated blood. It is treated to prevent transmission of known bloodborne infections, including HIV, [...]

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STD: TESTING FOR CHANCROID

March 27th, 2009

The specific tests for chancroid involve taking material directly from ulcers and culturing it using a special medium for the bacteria. Blood tests designed to detect the body’s immune response (antibodies) to the infection may also help with the diagnosis. The cultures are not always positive when a person has the disease, so a negative [...]

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STD EXAMINATION: WHAT YOUR PROVIDER MUST DO AFTER PHYSICAL AND BLOOD TESTS

March 27th, 2009

After the physical examination has been completed and blood has been taken for testing, your health care provider will explain what he or she has seen on examination and what diagnoses have been made, and then will discuss treatment, if any is needed. (You may need to wait until the results of the tests are [...]

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SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTION SYMPTOMS: DISCHARGE FROM THE VAGINA

March 27th, 2009

Most women have a clear, odorless discharge from the vagina that is perfectly normal. The amount of discharge varies from woman to woman, and it varies for most women over the course of the monthly cycle. The discharge is the normal fluid or lubrication produced by the vagina and the cervix. It can be especially [...]

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