sexual assault

Marnie Goodfriend

Rape Is a Lifelong Condition — But It No Longer Defines Me

Focusing on self-care and self-love helped me rebuild my identity

Healing After Sexual Assault

Good Sex with Emily Jamea: Healing After Sexual Assault

Sexual assault can impact your mind and body — but healing is possible

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What Is Considered Sexual Assault?

Here’s what you need to know about different forms of sexual assault and what you can do if you’ve been assaulted

Memory Loss After Sexual Assault

Memory Loss After Sexual Assault Is Real

It's common for people not to remember traumatic events — but memory loss still may be used as another excuse to deny them justice

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Women Now Drink as Much as Men — and Are Prone to Sickness Sooner

This trend parallels the rise in mental health concerns among young women

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Marital Rape Is Still Legal

Her husband raped her. The state said it wasn't a crime.

Gynecological Examination Room In Hospital

Hospitals Are Allowing Medical Students to Perform Pelvic Exams on Unconscious Women — Without Their Consent

It's 2021, and women are still being treated like property in this outrageous practice

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Women Frequently Experience Sexual Harassment at Work, yet Few Claims Ever Reach a Courtroom

Unwanted touching in the office is an all-too-common experience for women

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US Has a Long History of Violence Against Asian Women

Harmful stereotypes of Asian women in American popular culture date back to at least the 19th century

Domestic Violence Hurts People With Disabilities, Too

Domestic Violence Hurts People With Disabilities, Too

The hidden epidemic within the disability community

I Recovered from Obesity and Bulimia Triggered by Sexual Abuse Once. And I Can Do It Again.

I Recovered from Obesity and Bulimia Triggered by Sexual Abuse Once. And I Can Do It Again.

My childhood abuse caused disordered eating and weight gain, but I learned how to heal

stalker follows adult woman in a public park

Older Women Get Stalked, Too

No matter the victim's age, the harm is real

Jennifer Storm sitting on a chair

You Can't Put a Band-Aid Over a Bullet Hole: How I Healed From Sexual Trauma and Substance Abuse

I realized I had to deal with the painful secrets and trauma underlying my addiction in order to find a pathway to recovery.

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The #MeToo Movement Is Opening a Dialogue on PTSD and Sexual Trauma

Women are twice as likely to suffer from PTSD as men and yet in the media it is still associated primarily with active-duty servicemembers and veterans.

Violence against women is overlooked in its role in opioid epidemic

Violence Against Women Is Overlooked in Its Role in Opioid Epidemic

Women who are subject to violence – often from intimate partners – are more likely to turn to opioids or other substances leading to further health and life problems, including increased risk for HIV infection.

HealthyWomen Opposes Proposed Changes to Title IX’s Rules for Sexual Harassment and Assaults Involving Students

HealthyWomen Opposes Proposed Changes to Title IX’s Rules for Sexual Harassment and Assaults Involving Students

HealthyWomen opposes the proposed changes to Title IX because sexual harassment and sexual assaults have long-lasting consequences for women's physical and mental health.

Employers Aren’t Doing Enough to Stop Sexual Harassment at Work

Employers Aren’t Doing Enough to Stop Sexual Harassment at Work

The #MeToo movement has shone the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, but a new survey shows most U.S. employers aren't tackling the issue.

Feeling Sexually Harassed? You're Not Alone

Feeling Sexually Harassed? You're Not Alone

Before the #MeToo movement and the fall of numerous powerful men accused of sexual harassment, researchers surveyed thousands of women and found the problem to be widespread.

a woman stands in her kitchen and has a cuppa and a break looking to the floor in sad contemplation

PTSD and Sexual Harassment

With the recent accounts of sexual assault and harassment, it's important to remember that one of the most troubling and lingering results of a sexual assault is post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

How Will the Focus on Sexual Harassment Affect Victims?

#MeToo: Will It Help in the Long Run?

Will the recent focus on sexual harassment in the workplace help its victims and other women in the long run?

Women Returning from War

Women Returning from War

Understanding stress disorders, from symptoms to diagnosis.

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Avoid Unwanted Attention While Working Out

Protect yourself from unpleasant comments, stares, jokes and intrusions