sexual assault

Sexual Assault And Harassment May Have Lasting Health Repercussions For Women

The trauma of sexual assault or harassment is not only hard to forget; it may also leave lasting effects on a woman’s health. This finding of a study published Wednesday adds support to a growing body of evidence suggesting the link. In the study of roughly 300 middle-aged women, an experience of…

15 Percent of Women Raped While Incapacitated by Alcohol or Drugs in Freshman Year

A new study finds 15 percent of college women report having been raped while incapacitated from alcohol or other drugs during their freshman year, Newsweek reports. Freshmen women who had been victims of incapacitated rape before starting college were at increased risk. Almost 18 percent of young women reported incapacitated…

Sexual, emotional abuse scar the brain in specific ways

Childhood emotional and sexual abuse mark women’s brains in distinct patterns — with emotional abuse affecting regions involved in self-awareness and sexual abuse affecting areas involved in genital sensation, according to new research. The study links specific types of abuse with symptoms experienced by many survivors later in life. The…

One in Three Victims of Teen Dating Violence Has Had More Than One Abuser

More than one-third of young adults who reported being victims of dating violence as teenagers had two or more abusive partners, a new study suggests. The study involved 271 college students who recalled dating violence — including physical, sexual and psychological abuse — from ages 13 to 19. Overall, nearly…