After effects of sexual abuse

What are the effects of sexual abuse?

  • Poor mental: are almost two and a half times as likely to have poor mental health,
  • Poor physical health: higher risk of having three or more medical disease
  • Health behaviour: suicidal behaviour, higher risks of smoking, substance abuse
  • Relationships: higher prevalence of broken relationships
  • Isolation: lower levels of support and increased risk of living alone
  • Unhappiness: are four times more likely to be unhappy

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