The Experience of Sexual Assault

@article{Monroe2005TheEO,
  title={The Experience of Sexual Assault},
  author={Laura M Monroe and Linda M. Kinney and Mark D. Weist and Denise Spriggs Dafeamekpor and Joyce Dantzler and Matthew W Reynolds},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  year={2005},
  volume={20},
  pages={767 - 776}
}
A statewide assessment was conducted of assaults, experiences, needs, and recommendations of 125 adult victims receiving care at 19 sexual assault centers (SACs) in the State of Maryland. More than one half of the victims (55.6%) waited years before disclosing, with delays in reporting especially likely if the assault was perpetrated by a family member (the most frequent perpetrators at 42.4% of respondents). About one half of the victims (51.3%) had been previously sexually assaulted, yet only… 

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