It’s important patients know what is appropriate and what isn’t.
It seems likely that the disciplinary findings and criminal convictions that come to media attention are only the tip of the iceberg of doctor-patient sexual contact.
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All sexual offenders should be investigated and prosecuted equally.
Research shows that parents and the police are often unaware of the majority of cases of online sexual abuse.
Moves to make sex education compulsory cannot come quickly enough.
What drives a child to commit sexual abuse?
Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in Fifty Shades Darker.
After Fifty Shades of Grey there was debate about its romanticisation of an abusive relationship. The sequel confirms that this wasn’t a misconception.
From Sharapova to the Brownlee brothers, 2016 has given us one step forward to one step back.
Finding out the answer has not been a priority for the world of sport.
Maria Schneider and Marlon Brando in a scene from Last Tango in Paris.
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Revelations of sexual abuse in the making of Last Tango in Paris give the film 'the air of a snuff piece'. Film scholars must reassess the work – there is no place for revering artistic achievement over human suffering.
Ivor Frank, Alexis Jay and Drusilla Sharpling testify to the Home Affairs Select Committee.
Alexis Jay seems to realise failure is not an option – but she needs to bail out what looks like a sinking ship.
Traditional policy responses are struggling to keep pace with new threats posed by new technologies.
How real is the threat of pornography? And what are the most appropriate responses?
Jock culture has often stopped people talking about abuse.
Millions of women felt insulted by Donald Trump's language toward women. Others overlooked it, seeing the female candidate as flawed. Here's why this might suggest a growing health crisis for women.
Former carer Natalie Ottini shared her experiences of working in residential group homes on the ABC’s Four Corners program.
We have decades of evidence showing the widespread abuse and neglect suffered by children in the out-of-home care system. The agencies responsible for allowing the abuse have little to fear.
An old problem with a digital twist.
Threats to humiliate an intimate partner by sharing explicit photos or video is an old problem with a new digital twist, a new study finds.
The new secretary general of the United Nations should drive substantive reforms, particularly accountability of the international body.
Africa should focus on the feasible reforms of the UN and de-emphasise its demand for improved representation on the Security Council voting reforms, given the complex politics around these issues.
The research data is mixed and flawed.
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A popular misconception is that most child sex offenders were once victims themselves.
Some teachers are often dismissive in their handling of sexual abuse, labelling it as 'a bit of fun' or repeating the old adage 'it's because he likes you'.
University leaders are determined to improve their responses to students who have experienced sexual assault or harassment on campus.
Universities Australia will on Tuesday launch a survey designed to shed light on student experiences of sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus.
Peter Dutton dismissed many of the ‘Nauru files’, including those documenting sexual assault, as ‘false allegations in an attempt to get to Australia’.
Peter Dutton’s comments reinforced historically ingrained ideas about sexual assault victims as being 'unreliable' or 'untrustworthy'.
A number of egregious incest cases have been reported in Australia in recent years.
The once-taboo topics of domestic violence and institutional abuse are now front-page news, but repeated reports of incest have not registered in public awareness as evidence of a serious problem.