Servicewomen’s Strategies to Staying Safe During Military Service

  title={Servicewomen’s Strategies to Staying Safe During Military Service},
  author={Ann M. Cheney and Heather Schacht Reisinger and Brenda M Booth and Michelle A Mengeling and James C. Torner and Anne G. Sadler},
  journal={Gender Issues},
Numerous studies have documented high rates of sexual harassment and sexual assault among servicewomen during military service. In this study, we qualitatively explore the strategies United States servicewomen employed to reduce their risk of violence exposure during their military service. Based on the analysis of 14 focus group discussions conducted from 2007 to 2010, we found that women used a number of protective strategies, including accessing networks of support, capitalizing on their… 
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