Pain Persistent after Sexual Assault

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Nearly three of four women who experienced sexual assault had new or worse pain a week later and in most cases that pain persisted for weeks, researchers said here.

One week after sexual assault, 76% of women had clinically significant new or worsening pain, reported Samuel McLean, MD, MPH, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues, at the 2019 American Pain Society Scientific Meeting. Six weeks later, 54% of women still were in pain.

“This research is critical to accurately understand the health consequences of sexual assault and the lives of sexual assault survivors,” McLean said.

 

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