What About Them? – Women Exeriencing Sexual Trauma

I was reading the news just this morning when I spotted one article from http://afp.google.com with an alarming headline – Female US veterans suffer sexual trauma: study.

This is not new yet still very alarming since I’m also a woman. I don’t know how and what exactly they are going through but I truly feel for them.

here’s an excerpt of the release.

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Nearly 15 percent of female US veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan experienced sexual trauma during their military service, the Department of Veterans Affairs said in a study.

The study, based on data from 100,000 veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom who used VA health care, found that more than one in seven women reported having experienced “military sexual trauma”.

read the entire story here


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