April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

Sexual assault is something we see all too often in central Indiana. As more survivors come to light, we’re learning having a support system is an important part of healing. 

Dr. Danielle Henderson with IU Health stopped by the Daybreak studios to talk about the emotional toll an assault has on the survivor and their family. 

Some statistics on sexual assault include:

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives
  • In the U.S., 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men experienced some form of sexual violence in their lifetime
  • 51.1% of female victims of rape reported beng raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance and 15.1% by a stranger

Dr. Henderson also spoke about tips for survivors and their families and friends. Click the video for more. 

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