Results from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey indicate that 18.3% of US women and 1.4% of men have experienced rape.1 Trauma from sexual assault can lead to severe, long-standing negative sequelae, particularly when left untreated.2 Further complicating matters, only 23% of sexual assault crimes are reported to the police, in part because of a lack of awareness of how to obtain help.3,4
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Torgerson T, Khojasteh J, Vassar M. Public Awareness for a Sexual Assault Hotline Following a Grey’s Anatomy Episode. JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 02, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.5280
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