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Research Letter
December 2, 2019

Public Awareness for a Sexual Assault Hotline Following a Grey’s Anatomy Episode

Author Affiliations
  • 1Office of Medical Student Research, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa
  • 2Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics, Oklahoma State University–Tulsa, Tulsa
JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 2, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.5280

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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