Sexual Violence

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Sexual Violence

‚ÄčSexual violence refers to sexual activity in which consent is not freely given. Although anyone can experience or perpetrate sexual violence, most victims are female. There are many types of sexual violence, which can include physical acts, such as unwanted touching and unwanted sexual penetration.  

One strategy to care for patients who are experiencing a traumatic event, such as sexual violence, is to practice trauma-informed care.  

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