Sexual Violence: A Public Health Problem

  • Topic Info:Sexual violence refers to sexual activity that was not freely given or activity that reflected a lack of mutual consent. 

    Sexual violence includes a range of misconduct (not all being physical), including the following: rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking and threats. 

    With the advancement of time, technology now plays a role in sexual misconduct since photographs, video, or other visual records of sexual activity made and released without consent may constitute as sexual misconduct. 

    Sexual violence is a serious and growing problem in the United States.  According to the CDC, "an estimated 20% to 25% of college women have experienced an attempted  or complete rape during their college career." 

    This type of violence can affect your emotional health and well-being and lead to long-term health problems. 

    Dr. Theckedath Mathew, MD speaks on why sexual violence is a public health problem, who is at risk, and prevention methods you can utilize to keep yourself safe. 

    He aims to eradicate sexual misconduct by education, recognizing when you need to take action, and where to seek help.
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