141st APHA Annual Meeting

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My body, my life: Sex trafficking, sexual assault and health considerations for survivors

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sexual assault occurs across the life span for women, and it crosses cultural, socioeconomic, and age boundaries. Untreated sexual trauma can have lifetime consequences that affect a girl/woman’s self esteem, outlook, behavioral choices, and mental and physical health. From sexual assault to rape to child trafficking, this session will offer opportunities for discussion of solutions, policies and women's rights that are important in protecting the health of girls and women everywhere.
Session Objectives: Describe the populations at risk for rape; Discuss the consequences of rape for differing female populations; and List ways that policy, science and programs are addressing sexual trauma/rape crisis across the globe

Childhood sexual assault history and premenstrual syndrome
In Han Song, PhD, Jeniffer Kim, BS and Sarah Gehlert, PhD
Sexual trauma and PTSD symptoms among female homeless youth
Harmony Rhoades, PhD, Eric Rice, PhD and Hailey Winetrobe, MPH, CHES

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Family Violence Prevention Forum, Black Caucus of Health Workers

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