2011: The Year in African-American Health

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Study Reports More Than Half of Black Females Are Sexually Abused Before They Turn 18

A preliminary study from Black Women’s Blueprint revealed that 60 percent of respondents said they had been sexually abused by a Black man before they turned 18 years old. The troubling numbers are on the rise, says Farah Tanis, co-Founder of the New York-based organization and co-author of the study.

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