On Trauma And Sexual Assault And The Fuzziness Of Language

Unpacking a new study about a horrifying subject

Earlier this week NPR covered a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine about situations in which a girl or woman’s first sexual experience is nonconsensual. It’s a horrible thing to imagine, and the study, based on fairly rich survey data, offers some very important insights. Among other findings, the researchers determined that “Compared with women with v…

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