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, 27 (1), 27-37

Psychological Consequences of Sexual Assault

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Psychological Consequences of Sexual Assault

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

Abstract

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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