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Sexual Assault

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Specific legal definition varies from state to state:
  • Nonconsensual completed or attempted penetration between the penis and vulva or penis and anus
  • Nonconsensual contact between the mouth and the penis, vulva, or anus
  • Nonconsensual penetration of the anal or genital opening with a finger, hand, or object
  • Nonconsensual intentional touching, directly or through clothing, of the genitalia, vagina, anus, groin, inner thigh, or buttocks


  • Lifetime prevalence of sexual assault in US is 18% in women, 5% in men
  • 72% of female rape victims are raped by someone they know; however, men are primarily raped and physically assaulted by strangers and acquaintances, not intimate partners.
  • Women who are disabled, pregnant, or attempting to leave their abusers are at increased risk of intimate partner rape.
  • Prevalence of sexual assault in men is higher in those who are gay, bisexual, veterans, prison inmates or seeking mental health services
  • Nearly 25% of women and 7% of men have been raped or sexually assaulted by a current or former partner.

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