Sexual Assault/ Abuse

by: Gracey Dunn

Rape

Sexual intercourse through the use of force or threat of force or with a person who is disabled or intoxicated and thereby unable to give consent. One out of every six women have been the victim of an attempted rape or rape. One out of every thirty-three men have been a victim of an attempted rape or rape.

Consent

Voluntarily agreeing with or participating in a behavior. The age of consent in North Carolina is sixteen.

Statistics of Rape in the US

Every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted.

Lasting Effects

- three times more likely to be depressed

- six times more likely to have PTSD

- thirteen times more likely to abuse alcohol

- twenty- six times more likely to abuse drugs

- four times more likely to contemplate suicide