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1.” The Mental Health Impact of Rape.” Mental Health Impact of Rape, mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/research/mentalimpact.shtml.National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center did a study about the on the impact rape has on different health problems comparing victims to non-victimes. 31% of rape victims are affected with PTSD during their lifetime and are 6.2 times more likely to develop it  compared to 5% of non-rape victims. Almost four million American adult women have been reape-related to PTSD. Depression comes to many women, not just rape victims, but 90% of all major depressive episodes come from women who have been victimized by violent crime. Rape victims are also more likely to associate with drug and alcohol. 33% of rape victims have admitted having suicide thoughts. 66% of victims suffer from the thought that they might be blamed for the raping and becoming pregnant. 2. “Child Sexual Abuse.” Rape Victim Advocates, 21 July 2017, www.rapevictimadvocates.org/what-you-need-to-know/prevent-child-sexual-abuse/.About 20% of women have experienced a form of sexual abuse as children. A main way to help prevent this is educating the children from the right age. Studies show the most common age is between 7 – 13, so it should start before the ages. There are many websites trying to help prevent rape and educate people. Victims say that these websites helped them they aren’t responsible for what happened to them, and that’s when they began healing. 3. “Health Effects of Violence.” Womenshealth.gov, 14 Nov. 2017, www.womenshealth.gov/relationships-and-safety/effects-violence-against-women. Physical violence against women can include physical injuries along with PTSD and sextually transmitted diseases. It leads to many health problems and begin misusing drugs, alcohol and unhealthy eating patterns. Different women feel different things from anxiety, anger, numbness, and even nothing. They suffer from depression, anxiety, PTSD, and so much more. As a more short term effect, women fear the thought of pregnancy, physical pain to specific parts of their body, nightmares, and different diseases that might be transmitted. Physical violence in relationships doesn’t just affect the victim, but anyone in that home are in danger. At younger ages, they start to show signs of terror like hiding, or began wetting the bed and sucking their thumb again. In elementary and middle school, children begin blaming themselves and start to not care about school and participate in activities less. As teens, they act with riskier behavior and have a lower self-esteem. 4. “Effects of Sexual Violence.” Effects of Sexual Violence | RAINN, www.rainn.org/effects-sexual-violence. Sexual violence results in self-harm, STI, substance abuse, dissociation, eating disorders, pregnancy, sleep disorders, and even suicide.  Less than every 2 minutes that pass, another person is sexually assaulted. The amount has decreased over the years, but only .6% of rapists end up in jail. There are over 300,000 rape victims over the age of 12 each year, but the highest risk of sexual assault is children. 80% rape cases of children lead back to parents being the perpetrator, and the other 20% shows the victims knew their rapist. Over 10% of college students have been raped on campus and 4.2% have experienced stalking. For every 5 robberies on a campus, there are 4 rape cases. 5. Vartan, Starre. “The Lifelong Consequences of Rape.” Pacific Standard, 15 Dec. 2014, psmag.com/social-justice/lifelong-consequences-rape-96056. A big problem that rape victims feel is being blamed for the action of others. They get questions about the clothes they were wearing and why they didn’t fight back. Rape victims are even more likely to experience long lasting PTSD over combat exposures and real life accidents. A study was done comparing rape victims from different time periods and majority said the best way to heal and the guide to healing starts with society. The environment you are in effects the way you react and act to being raped. Rape is a very intimate kind of abuse which makes its effects almost more difficult than other types of abuse. 6. “What Are the Long Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse.” Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, www.aswllp.com/Sexual-Molestation-Abuse/What-are-the-Long-Term-Effects-of-Childhood-Sexual-Abuse.shtml. ? people abused as children will come to abuse their children. Abused children are more likely to have unsafe sex and experience teen pregnancy. More than 36% of women in prison were abused as children. They also have a higher rate of getting addicted to drugs and alcohol, trying to use those to forget about what happened. A big part to women not having the help they deserve is the financial part and the costs of treatment along with cases that need lawyers and lawsuits. Many pedophiles and prostitutes say that their first sexual experience was being molested as a child which makes them grow up differently.  7.  “Dr. Laura Berman: The Aftermath of Sexual Abuse.” Oprah.com, www.oprah.com/oprahshow/long-term-effects-of-sexual-abuse. Oprah speaks with Dr. Laura Berman about sexual abuse, and not the act itself, but the aftermath of the act and its effects. The way women look at themselves and their bodies after what happens to them and what they eventually do to their body. She wrote a book and discusses the process of healing and encouraging women to come forward. She mentions the most important part of how to act afterwards, is to bring light to the victim, and although you may not understand, it’s important to try and make them feel comfortable with coming forward 8. “Domestic Violence.” Domestic Violence: Long-Term Effects of Domestic Violence, www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/domviol/effects.htm.Women who have been beaten have lost their jobs because of their absence and must move away because their life’s in jeopardy. Some religions don’t accept divorce and abandon women for leaving their abusive husbands. Boys who see their fathers abuse their mothers are more likely to be violent in the future and may sometime feel guilty. This may cause them to think its okay to hurt other children and for boys, it’s ten times more likely for them to be abusive in future relationships. Children are 6-15 times more likely to experience abuse when their mother has been abused. This may also cause the child to get in trouble more and have a riskier behavior. Besides for maybe giving boys the idea that abuse is okay, it gives the idea to girls that it is also alright and increases their rate of being in a relationship of being abused as well. 9. “The Long-Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Counseling Implications.” American Counseling Association , www.counseling.org/docs/disaster-and-trauma_sexual-abuse/long-term-effects-of-childhood-sexual-abuse.pdf?sfvrsn=2+. Sexual abuse that doesn’t involve touching gets reported way less so the amount of sexual abuse is greater than we know. Sexual abuse can differ from seduction to aggression. Sexual abuse comes in different forms therefore it is harder to identify and the definition is constantly being updated in police terms. Doctors encourage therapy to help get the sexual abuse because so many people suffer from depression, PTSD, etc., but also give examples of what a counselor needs to know on how to help the victim recover. It’s important to research sexual abuse, but the effects of it last a lifetime. Extra websites: http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/learn/sexual-assault-rape/effects-sexual-assault-and-rape https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3693773/ https://www.healthyplace.com/abuse/sexual-assault/effect-of-sexual-assault-on-women-sexual-assault-victims/