ONLINE RESOURCE COLLECTION by National Sexual Violence Resource Center

This collection provides information on the short- and long-term impacts on health, information for healthcare professionals in various fields, and information on training professionals in the prevention and intervention of sexual violence with their patients.

Sexual violence can affect the whole person in body, mind, or spirit. The responses of the body to a traumatic experience, like a sexual assault, can have lasting impact on health for any person at any age. We provide these resources in the hope that people who’ve experienced sexual violence can have better health outcomes, and that preventing sexual violence will lead to healthier people overall. Additionally, for those individuals who have already experienced sexual violence, knowing the impacts on health may help them in deciding what approach to take in pursuing or receiving medical care.

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