Week of 9.7.07
Fact Check: Military Sexual Trauma
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Military sexual trauma
Harassment, assault, rape and other violence.
Military sexual assault
Any unwanted physical contact of a sexual nature.
Unwanted vaginal, anal or oral intercourse or penetration using fingers or other objects, using force or the threat of force.
Sexual Trauma in the Armed Forces
Department of Defense: 2006 Annual Report on Military Services Sexual Assault [pdf]
Department of Veterans Affairs, "Military Sexual Trauma Among The Reserve Components Of The Armed Forces"
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2003. "Factors associated with women's risk of rape in the military environment." Sadler, Anne, et al.
For more information:
The Miles Foundation: Services and advocacy for victims of sexual and domestic violence in the military.
Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office
Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network