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Webinar: Chronic Diseases, Health Conditions, and Other Impacts Associated with Rape Victimization
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When: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
2:00 PM EST
Where: Online
Presenter: Kathleen C. Basile, Ph.D. and Jennifer Grove

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Chronic Diseases, Health Conditions, and Other Impacts Associated With Rape Victimization of U.S. Women

Join us for the next Center for Victim Research webinar on May 20, 2020 at 2 PM EDT.


Sexual violence (SV) is an urgent public health issue that is common and has lifelong effects on health. While previous studies documented the link between SV victimization and numerous health conditions, much of that research focused on outcomes from child sexual abuse and used non-nationally representative samples.


Join a researcher from the CDC and discussant from NSVRC as they review findings from a recent study using a nationally representative sample of females to examine health outcomes and impacts associated with any lifetime experience of rape. The study included a separate examination of injury and health outcomes (including fear) resulting from any violence by a perpetrator of rape. The webinar will include information about the rate of reported physical injury, rate of infection from a sexually transmitted disease, and overall rate of impact as a result of violence by a rape perpetrator. It will also address the adjusted odds that rape victims will experience asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, frequent headaches, chronic pain, difficulty sleeping, activity limitations, poor physical or mental health, and use of special equipment (e.g., wheelchair)—compared to non-victims. Presenters will discuss the implications of these findings for prevention and response.


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