Preventing Sexual Violence
An Educational Toolkit for Health Care Professionals

What Is Sexual Violence?
How Do I Prevent It?
Overview of Web version



Fewer than half of pediatricians think that sexual violence is a problem in their communities, but the facts indicate otherwise.

  • About 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys are sexually abused during childhood.
  • Eleven percent of girls and 4% of boys in high school have been forced to have sexual intercourse at some point in their lives.
  • Twenty percent to 25% of women in college experience a rape or attempted rape during college.

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Perhaps some of the underestimation is because of a lack of understanding of the complexity and comprehensiveness of the term sexual violence.
Click here to see the many types of sexual violence.

For more information and resources about sexual violence, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

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