Sexual assaults in military an epidemic

* Sexual Assaults, Inadequate Healthcare Among Spate of Issues Facing Women Service members *

 

The rate of sexual assaults within the US military also exceeds that of the general population. A Pentagon report earlier this year found one in three female service members are sexually assaulted at least once during their enlistment. Sixty-three percent of nearly 3,000 cases reported last year were rapes or aggravated assaults. Despite what some have called an epidemic of military sexual trauma, the delivery of healthcare to women veterans remains grossly inadequate.

 

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