CDC to Release Largest Study on Sexual Violence

This week, the Centers for Disease Control will release the largest survey on sexual and intimate partner violence in a decade. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey will assess the prevalence of sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence among women and men in the United States. In addition to counting the actions of sexual violence, the study will examine the range of violence experienced by victims and the impact of that abuse.

Futures Without Violence is eager to interpret trends found in the study - such as whether incidents of sexual violence and intimate partner violence have increased or decreased in the last decade.

Futures without Violence authored and advocated for the landmark Violence Against Women Act in 1994, and runs the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The survey from the CDC will be released online on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at 12 pm EST here: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/

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