NO means NO!
Sexual Assault is any form of unwanted sexual activity performed on a person. The abusers are often family members, friends, and caretakers rather than "strangers".
- 44% of victims are under age 18
- 68% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police
Being a teen victim of sexual assault, the effects can be damaging in many ways. It can cause problems in relationships, poor self-perception, and nightmares or flashbacks. Some short term effects are guilt, anger, fear, sadness, injuries, and pregnancy. However, you can change these effects by doing things you like to do, talking to good people, doing things you value and believe in, do things you're good at, maybe join a support group, possibly read books on self-esteem or sexual assault, etc.
SpeakUP Sexual Assault Statistics
Here are some websites that can help you with more information on sexual assaults and can apply to you if you are a victim.
- Sexual Assault and Rape, Developed by Phyllis G. Cooper, Rn, Mn, and RelayHealth - CRS-Adult Health Advisor 2013
- Coping with Sexual Assault, Developed by RelayHealth - CRS-Adult Health Advisor 2013
- Sexual Assault and Rape: references Source: CRS-Adult Health Advisor 2013