"Intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and
stalking are important and widespread public health problems in the United States. On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, based on a survey conducted in 2010. Over the course of a year, that equals more than 12 million women and men. Those numbers only tell part of the story—more than 1 million women are raped in a year and over 6 million women and men are
victims of stalking in a year."
Source -The National Intimate Partner And Sexual Violence Survey
Love's Like Suicide.
According to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey in 2010 There were 38,354 deaths by suicide. That's 12.4 people out of every 100,000. Suicide is the 10th ranking cause of death. Many people never seek help.
Same-sex marriage is only legal in 18 State and the District of Columbia: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New
Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.
Same-sex marriage is
banned by constitutional amendment or state law in all other states. Worldwide, only 16 out of 196 countries allow for
same sex marriage or partnerships. Most of these are in Europe and South America."
In the United States, 20 million women and 10
million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified.
Source- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.
A recent report published by CBS showed that
nearly 70% of all Americans were on at least 1
prescription drug. That's up nearly 20% from
2010. In 2011 the industry accounted for $340
Billion in sales in the US.
Tobacco use is the single most preventable
cause of disease, disability, and death in the
United States. Each year, an estimated 443,000
people die prematurely from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, and another
8.6 million live with a serious illness caused by
smoking. Despite these risks, approximately 46.6
million U.S. adults smoke cigarettes.
Source- Center For Disease Control And Prevention
Data available at the Center For Disease Control and Prevention shows that in 2010 alone
there were 361 deaths related to children and guns. Exact figures for the amount of children
arrested each year with guns or injuries sustained from children with guns is extremely difficult to acquire with a recent article written in the NY Times indicating that there are efforts to
minimize the issue at hand by not remitting all of
the statistics available.
According to statistics released today by the
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS),
14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures,
including both minimally-invasive and surgical,
were performed in the United States in 2012, up
5 percent since 2011
Contraceptive lawsuits advance in the courts: Opponents of the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate filed a slew of lawsuits, asserting that the provision violates their religious liberty rights. Federal courts handed down conflicting rulings on the matter, and the Supreme Court has announced that it will hear two cases brought by the owners of secular corporations who oppose the mandate. In the meantime, courts are beginning to issue rulings in cases brought by religiously affiliated organizations such as religiously affiliated colleges.
The spate of legal cases astounded some advocates of church-state separation and women’s rights, who assumed that access to contraceptives was a long-settled issue in the United States.