Sexual Assault And Harassment May Have Lasting Health Repercussions For Women

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National Public Radio

This article focuses on the implications of a study that found that the trauma from sexual assault or harassment may have lasting effects on a woman's health. In the study of roughly 300 middle-aged women, an experience of sexual assault was associated with anxiety, depression and poor sleep. A history of workplace sexual harassment was also associated with poor sleep and with an increased risk of developing high blood pressure.

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