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sexual assault

the forcible perpetration of an act of sexual contact on the body of another person, male or female, without his or her consent. Legal criteria vary among different communities.
Any sexual act performed by one person on another without consent
Legal elements Use or threat of force, inability of victim to give proper consent or both

sexual assault

Forensic medicine '…any sexual act performed by one person on another without permission…components: use or threat of force, inability of victim to give proper consent or both.' Incidence 80/100,000/yr; accounts for 7% of violent crimes reported in US–
it is vastly underreported due to '…humiliation, feelings of guilt, fear of retribution, lack of knowledge of legal rights, disillusionment with criminal justice system' Morbidity Up to 5% of SA victims sustain major nongenital injuries; 1% have severe genital injuries requiring surgery; 0.1% sustain injuries that are ultimately fatal Injuries 11 anatomic sites may be affected by SA, in particular, posterior fourchette; videocolposcopy ↑ rate of detection 3-fold, allows permanent forensic documentation. See Rape, Rape trauma syndrome.

sexual assault

Actual or attempted oral, anal, or vaginal penetration against the victim's will. It includes sexual intercourse, forced penetration of another person's body, and grasping of the victim's breasts, buttocks, or genitals.
See: rape
See also: assault
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I usually see a sexual assault survivor 3-6 months to a year after the event.
This and other findings support the contention of activists who maintain that sexual assault is widespread at the UO.
PCAR, the oldest rape crisis coalition in the country, works to eliminate sexual violence and advocate for the rights and needs of sexual assault victims.
And, for the first time ever, we talked to survivors of sexual assault in the military to learn where they have seen progress and where we need to do better.
Sources: The Campus Sexual Assault (CSA) Study by the National Institute of Justice, which in 2007 surveyed 5,446 undergraduate women and 1,375 undergraduate men in the South and Midwest; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
A task force created by the White House has been advertising with a "1is2many'' campaign that is intended to drive home the message that sexual assaults will always be a problem on college campuses.
This has been especially highlighted in the case of the military where a 2012 Pentagon study estimated that only 11 percent of sexual assaults were reported that year.
During the month of April, Sensei Feldt will be sharing facts and tips about sexual assault at his school as well as through a social media campaign.
Narayan Sai, who is absconding, and his father have filed petitions before the Gujarat High Court seeking a quashing of sexual assault complaints against them.
As a result, the Navy anticipated a rise in the number of reported incidents this year, the Navy's top sexual assault prevention and response officer said.
To combat and put an end to sexual assault in the military, the Defense Department has designed programs to boost victim medical care, increase assault reporting and hold offenders accountable for their crimes, the director of the Pentagon's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office said April 5.
Air Force has offered some controversial advice to sexual assault victims.

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