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Many U.S. women say 1st sexual experience was forced in teens

 

September 17, 2019

Ted S. Warren – Associated Press

A marcher carried a sign with the popular Twitter hashtag #MeToo used by people speaking out against sexual harassment as she took part in a Women's March in Seattle on Jan. 20, 2018. According to a study published Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, the first sexual experience for many U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their early teens, encounters that for some may have had lasting health repercussions.

CHICAGO - The first sexual experience for 1 in 16 U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their early teens, encounters that for some may have had lasting health repercussions, a study suggests.

The experiences amount to rape, the authors say, although they relied on a national survey that didn't use the word in asking women about forced sex.

http://www.startribune.com/many-us-women-say-1st-sexual-experience-was-forced-in-teens/560485342/


 

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