Premilitary sexual assault and attrition in the U.S. Navy.

  title={Premilitary sexual assault and attrition in the U.S. Navy.},
  author={Valerie A. Stander and Lex L. Merrill and Cynthia J. Thomsen and Julie L. Crouch and Joel S. Milner},
  journal={Military medicine},
  volume={172 3},
A prospective study examined whether adult premilitary sexual victimization predicted women's military attrition. In a survey of female Navy recruits (N = 2,431), 56% reported some form of adult unwanted sexual contact before entering the military, with 25% reporting completed rape. Approximately one-third of respondents left the Navy before completing… CONTINUE READING