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The impact of sexual assault

The impact of sexual assault is determined by many factors and each survivor reacts to the experience in her or his unique way. There is no right or wrong way to feel and no set time for when you should be feeling better. However, there are some common responses reported by survivors in terms of the impact of being sexually assaulted. These include the impact on physical, emotional and psychological health as well as on behaviour and social relationships.

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What are the myths and facts about sexual assault?

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the topic Myths about sexual assault

There are a number of commonly held myths about sexual assault.

Unfortunately, these are prevalent in all areas of society, from the victims/survivors themselves through to the police and the judiciary. It is important to explode these myths and set out the real facts.

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