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Sexual harassment and assault experienced by reservists during military service: Prevalence and health correlates

Amy E. Street, PhD, et al.

Previous research has documented high rates of sexual assault and harassment experienced by men and women during their military service. However, no large studies have examined this issue among members of the Reserve forces. We asked former reservists about sexual harassment and assault experiences and their current health. A substantial number of both women and men reported having had these experiences. Sexual assault, and to a lesser degree sexual harassment, was associated with poorer health at the time of the survey. Military veterans, including former reservists, should be aware that the Department of Veterans Affairs provides free care for health conditions associated with the experience of military sexual trauma.

Volume 45 Number 3, 2008
   Pages 409 — 420


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