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Psychological Consequences of Sexual Assault


Psychological Consequences of Sexual Assault

Fiona Mason et al. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol.


Sexual violence is an important issue worldwide and can have long-lasting and devastating consequences. In this chapter, we outline the psychological reactions to serious sexual assault and rape, including development of post-traumatic stress disorder. Myths and stereotypes surrounding this subject, and their potential effect on the emotional response and legal situation, are discussed.

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