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PopWrapped | Current Events

1 in 5 Women Are Raped According To CDC Study

Sarita Ramirez | PopWrapped Author

Sarita Ramirez

Updated 09/7/2014 11:24pm
1 in 5 Women Are Raped According To CDC Study | Raped
Media Courtesy of followingthevoicewithin.blogspot.com
It is said that 1 in every 5 women have been raped in the United States alone. At another standpoint, it’s been documented that nearly 20% of women have been raped at least once in their lives while an estimated 44% of women have experienced and/or reported other sexually abusive encounters. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released results of a study conducted back in 2011 on statistics of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence on September 5, 2014. Now, before this becomes a woman-only show, the study covers sexual abuse and stalking experienced and reported by men as well. The study reports how 2% of the male population in the U.S. has experienced rape while 24% have experienced other forms of sexual abuse. It highlights how although women’s sexual abuse and stalking perpetrators are largely (but not limited to) men, the men abused experience a variation of abusers, not generally attached to one sex:
“With respect to sexual violence and stalking, female victims reported predominantly male perpetrators, whereas for male victims, the sex of the perpetrator varied by the specific form of violence examined. Male rape victims predominantly had male perpetrators, but other forms of sexual violence experienced by men were either perpetrated predominantly by women (i.e., being made to penetrate and sexual coercion) or split more evenly among male and female perpetrators (i.e., unwanted sexual contact and noncontact unwanted sexual experiences). In addition, male-stalking victims also reported a more even mix of males and females who had perpetrated stalking against them.”
In terms of stalking, 15% of women have been stalked at least once in their lives, while men fall behind with 5%. The study was performed between January and December 2011. An estimated 14,000 interviews were conducted with 7,758 women and 6,397 men:
“The estimates presented in this report are based on completed interviews. An interview is defined as having been completed if the respondent completed the demographic and general health questions as well as all of the violence victimization questions. Approximately 40.0% of completed interviews were conducted by landline telephone, and 60.0% of completed interviews were conducted by using a respondent's cellular telephone.”
This study is well detailed, to say the least. We urge our readers to take a look at these results and also to keep in mind that although these numbers seem large, to think about the cases that have undergone unreported. To view the extensive report, visit the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.

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