The Effects Of Sexual Assault On Children Essay

1024 Words Nov 9th, 2015 5 Pages
The Effects of Sexual Assault
According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), on average, 293,066 victims are sexually assault or raped. So every 107 seconds another American is sexually assaulted. Summer has the highest rate of rape then the winter and fall, (Rainn). Any one at any age can be sexually assaulted. Sexual violence causes serious health issues. It also has long term effects on the victims mentally and physically.
A major problem with sexual abuse is mental instability. The idea of being forced to do something against someone’s will traumatizes the victim for long periods of time. Jill Messing (author of Factors Related to Sexual Abuse) states that, “Women who were sexually abused were more likely to experience strangulation, feeling ashamed of themselves, and post traumatic stress disorder symptoms” (“Health and Social Work”). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that 1 in 10 women who have reported rape, reported that the violation was by their intimate partner. Some of the worst cases of rape have been the people who are closest to the victim, because the victim is unaware of the obsession the predators has for them. Women who are sexually assaulted by an intimate partner are likely to suffer multiple assaults by that person. There have been reports of higher levels of stress and dissociation, which is the disconnection or separation of something from something else. The victims suffer from…

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