‘Tip Of The Iceberg’ — 1 In 16 Women Reports First Sexual Encounter As Rape

Often people ask me about statistics about rape and assault.  Many of my clients when they first come and see me, do not even recognize that experiences they have had in the past are considered an unwanted or nonconsensual encounter.  This is a study that came out in September that I wanted to share that was written in the public health section of NPR.  

“The definition of rape is any sexual encounter that’s unwanted or nonconsensual,” Hawks says. “And when a [woman or girl] is coerced into having sex that she doesn’t want to have, that is still considered a rape.”

“The new study finds that women who experienced rape as their first sexual experience were more likely to have a range of health problems, including unwanted first pregnancies, abortions, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease and poor overall health.”

Please click the link below for the full article:

‘Tip Of The Iceberg’ — 1 In 16 Women Reports First Sexual Encounter As Rape

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