The delicate question of sexual indeterminacy at birth

LUCILLE CLERC Micro-penis, vagina shorter than the average and sometimes connected to the urethra, absence of uterus, clitoris of larger than average size, urethra placed elsewhere than at the end of the glans (hypospade), vulva presenting the appearance of ‘male external genitalia, hirsutism in girls, simultaneous presence of testicles and a vagina… These physical characteristics … Read more

GHB implicated in cases of sexual violence in bars

Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (or GHB) was first synthesized in the 1920s, then by Professor Henri Laborit in the early 1960s. RIGHTS RESERVED « Balance ton bar » Hundreds of testimonies tell the same story: parties, black holes and sexual assaults, which took place in Brussels. These stories, collected since mid-October on the page Instagram @balance_ton_bar (more than 21,000 … Read more

Brain connectivity is lower in adults with PTSD or a history of sexual abuse

Journal Reference: Kathleen I. Crum, Julianne C. Flanagan, Brandon Vaughan, Joseph Aloi, Megan M. Moran-Santa Maria, Sudie E. Back, Kathleen T. Brady, Jane E. Joseph. Oxytocin, PTSD, and sexual abuse are associated with attention network intrinsic functional connectivity. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 2021; 316: 111345 DOI: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2021.111345 “We believe that these findings contribute to the field … Read more

Sexual violence – study provides figures from club sport for the first time

“Club sport is just as affected by violence as other areas of society. We cannot pretend that club sport is a nuisance-free, non-discriminatory, yes exclusively beautiful place.”, says Bettina Rulofs. The sports sociologist from the Bergische Universität Wuppertal is one of the study directors. A good two thirds of the respondents stated that they had … Read more

Prince Andrew calls for dismissal of American sexual assault complaint

Targeted by a charge of sexual assault on a minor, Prince Andrew of Great Britain goes on the defensive. He asked, Friday, October 29, the American justice to reject the complaint ” unfounded “ by Virginia Giuffre, according to a legal document consulted by Agence France-Presse (AFP). Lawyer for Duke of York accuses Virginia Giuffre … Read more

Andrew Cuomo, former New York governor, prosecuted for sexual assault

Former New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on May 27, 2020, in Washington. JACQUELYN MARTIN / AP After the resignation, the Cuomo case takes a new step: the former governor of the State of New York, Andrew Cuomo, was indicted Thursday, October 28, in court for sexual assault on a former employee. “A tort complaint … Read more