Sexual Violence is a significant problem in the United States. Anyone can experience SV, but most victims are female. The person responsible for the violence is typically male and is usually someone known to the victim. The person can be, but is not limited to, a friend, coworker, neighbor, or family member.
There are many types of sexual violence, including physical acts, such as unwanted touching and rape. Sexual violence also includes acts that do not have physical contact between the victim and the perpetrator–for example, sexual harassment, threats, and peeping.
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Text adapted from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention