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Supporting the whole person: Strategies to help sexual assault survivors of all identities

Rate this article and enter to winSupporting a friend through a difficult time can be both challenging and rewarding. Most of us have supported our friends when they’ve experienced hardships, such as a death...
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Your guide to birth control: How to find the best option that works for...

Rate this article and enter to winWe have more birth control options than ever before (thanks, science!)—an awesome thing when it comes to preventing unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Given the stakes,...
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How you can help prevent sexual assault of people with disabilities

Rate this article and enter to winSexual assault can happen to anyone—yet it often is not random. Studies of sexual assault consistently show a higher rate of victimization of people with disabilities compared to...
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Strategies for supporting men who’ve experienced sexual violence

Rate this article and enter to winMost of us have supported friends through difficult times, such as a break-up, academic pressure, or family issues. But how do we step up and provide support when...
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Bystander intervention goes professional: 4 tips for stepping in on the job

Rate this article and enter to winHere’s something most of us know, and the research backs up: Small actions make a big difference, especially when it comes to preventing sexual harassment and assault. If...
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What enthusiastic consent actually looks like—and why you should hold out for it

Rate this article and enter to winWe all make requests every day—asking our friends to join us for lunch, asking our coworkers to switch a shift, asking our housemates not to leave their dirty...
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How you can change the sexual culture on your campus—and why that matters

Rate this article and enter to winWe all want schools and communities without sexual violence, but it can be hard to know where to start. In-the-moment strategies like bystander intervention are powerful tools to...
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Being stalked? 8 ways to help a friend

Rate this article and enter to winWhat are we talking about when we talk about stalking? The word has become a reference to nosing around each other’s Facebook timelines—or to unhealthy but not persistent...
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What would you do?: How to step in and prevent sexual violence

Rate this article and enter to winAlthough we’d like to think that college is a safe haven from sexual violence, the National Institute of Justice’s 2005-2007 Campus Sexual Assault Study of almost 7,000 undergraduate students indicates...