The CDC recently released the 2010 Findings of its National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. The findings show that intimate partner sexual violence is wide spread in the United States. It disproportionately affects women and results in significant long term health and economic consequences.
Highlights of the 2010 Findings of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey:
“Women are disproportionally affected by sexual violence, intimate partner violence and stalking.
1.3 million women were raped during the year preceding the survey.
Nearly 1 in 5 women have been raped in their lifetime while 1 in 71 men have been raped in their lifetime.
1 in 6 women have been stalked during their lifetime. 1 in 19 men have experienced stalking in their lifetime.
1 in 4 women have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner while 1 in 7 men experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner.”