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Essentials Points to Learn on Sexual Assault

Research has it that one out of every six women in the United States of America are victims of sexual abuse or attempted sexual abuse. The sad thing is that the most of the victims are not attacked by kidnappers or gang as you see in the movies. Majority of the criminal are known by the victims, some are their friends, relatives, a colleague at work, or fellow students. In case you do not believe this then read the article to the end, and you will discover some the findings from the research conducted on sexual assault. Some of the facts are listed below.

One of the findings that you should know about sexual assault is that most cases are reported to have occurred in colleges. According to the research 20 percent of women will be sexually assaulted while still at college. This has been shown to be due to the fact that in campus most students are away from the care of their parents and the rules, that is why they indulge in activities like drinking alcohol and so on. This has been proved in the research conducted because 90 percent of rapes that have been reported the victim or the attacker must be drunk. Research shows that 73 percent of college students who are prone to sexual assaults are first or second year students.

The second fact to know about sexual abuse is that even children are affected. Studies which have been carried out show clearly that one out of every four girls and one out of every six boys are sexually assaulted when still a minor. The victim when still a child is likely to undergo significant mental health challenges. What is surprising is that 93 percent of children who are sexually assaulted know those who attacked them. Most of their attackers are their family members, neighbor, and friends. This is why Jessica’s Law was passed to protect the minor against sexual abuse.

The other thing to know about sexual assault is that nearly half of the victims who live contract sexually transmitted infections. Studies have proved that 40 percent of all sexual assault victims will contract sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, chlamydia, herpes and many others. Majority of the sexually transmitted infections which the victims can contract are curable, but others like HIV are not so the victim will have to live with it.

These are some of the facts that you can know about sexual assaults, the facts have been researched on by reliable research centers.