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Sherry Hamby, Ph.D.
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Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. is a Research Professor in Psychology at Sewanee, the University of the South and editor of the journal Psychology of Violence.

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Teen Impregnation Is the Real Problem, Not Teen Pregnancy

(3) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 3:06 PM

When a teenage girl gets pregnant, it is often the fault of an adult male. You would not know it from reading most of the government reports and scientific publications, but teen impregnation involves men, too -- not just teenage girls and not even just teens.

There is extensive...

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One Year After Sandy Hook, What Can Move Us Forward in the Gun Debate

(12) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 6:33 PM

You had me at Columbine. I was ready then, ready to make big changes in young people's access to guns -- even if that meant changes to the rules imposed on their parents, as well. I did not need Virginia Tech, Red Lake, or any other senseless shootings that happen...

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Don't Underestimate Battered Women

(4) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 11:29 AM

Leaving a relationship is not something that happens in a vacuum and it is not always the safest or best option for victims of domestic violence. We owe it to them to figure out something better than "why don't you just leave?" We owe it to victims everywhere to understand...

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American Indian Girls Need Better Protection From Violence

(9) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 5:40 PM

We know that American Indian women suffer high rates of crime. Much-cited national data from the Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention show that 1 in 3 American Indian women have been raped and more than 1 in 3 have experienced domestic violence, rates that are markedly higher than...

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