About one in 16 women surveyed say their first sexual encounter was not consensual. A new study, however, is attempting to shed light on the prevalence of one specific type of sexual assault, and in doing so underscores just how little we know about sexual assault rates in general. The study also indicates that women who reported their first encounter was nonconsensual were more likely to report issues with ovulation or menstruation, unwanted first pregnancy, and drug abuse. Perhaps most devastatingly, most of these women were quite young: of the women who said their first time was not consensual, the average age at the time of the encounter was just In an interview, Dr. Laura Hawks, the head author of the study and a research fellow at the Cambridge Health Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, says that the study was prompted by a paucity of research on the pervasiveness of sexual assault. Regarding forced sexual initiation specifically, as well as its relationship to subsequent health effects, Hawks says one study in the s specifically examined the issue, but this is the first study since then that has assessed the impact of this particularly traumatizing form of sexual assault.
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Women were also twice as likely to say they were in fair or poor health than those whose first experience of sex did not involve being coerced. Nearly one in five women in the US have been raped, according to the federal Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr Hannah Bows, of the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse at Durham University, said: "This research provides further evidence of not only the scale of sexual violence, but the age at which many women experience coercion, harassment and rape. Similarly, exploitation of girls by older men has only fairly recently captured policy attention. The law requires the use of force or threats, despite the fact this is not what happens in a great majority of rape cases, for the crime to be considered rape in the other European countries.