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Description/Abstract

This study examines the population prevalence of military sexual trauma among OEF/OIF-era veterans. It found that almost 41% of women and 4% of men reported a military sexual trauma, indicating a high prevalence of OEF/OIF-era veterans who have experienced an MST. In practice, servicemembers and veterans who have experienced a military sexual trauma (MST) should seek medical help, such as counseling. In policy, the Department of Defense (DoD) might continue its efforts to reduce negative repercussions often associated with reporting sexual assault or sexual harassment. Suggestions for future research include having more data on the prevalence of MST in the general population and its effects on public health, as well as the health impacts of MST in the context of extended or multiple deployments, adverse deployment conditions, and the interactive effects of combat trauma with sexual trauma.

Original Citation

Barth, S. K., Kimerling, R. E., Pavao, J., McCutcheon, S. J., Batten, S. V., Dursa, E., Peterson, M. R., & Schneiderman, A. I. (2016). Military sexual trauma among recent veterans: Correlates of sexual assault and sexual harassment. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 50(1), 77–86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2015.06.012

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Gender and Sexuality | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Sexuality and the Law | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Employment, Disability, Veterans, Women, Research brief

Subject

People with disabilities--Employment; Women--Employment

Portfolio

Employment and Economic Opportunity

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Spring 4-15-2016

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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