HuffPost: Sexual Assault is a Crime Against Women’s Health

HuffPost: Sexual Assault is a Crima Against Women’s Health

From the article: “And we cannot ignore the very real health consequences of sexual assault. The immediate after-effects can include physical injury, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and strained relationships. But even years later, a woman’s risk of hypertension, depression, obesity, migraines, heart disease, chronic pelvic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, substance abuse and many other chronic health problems are increased because of the trauma. We must continue our research into the long-term effects of trauma and, most importantly, how to mitigate them.”

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