Focuses on research on the physiological effect of rape on women. Rape myths; Health consequences of rape; Normative and non-normative rape; Ethnographic studies on rape. The focus of this paper is the health burden of rape, which is addressed from the global perspective and includes discussion of its prevalence and psychological, sociocultural, somatic, andPersonal reproductive health consequences. Quantitative efforts to capture the relative economic impact of rape compared to other threats to women's health are also discussed. The paper concludes with an agenda for future research on rape that could enrich activists' efforts on behalf of women's health and development.
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Psychology of Women Quarterly
Rape is no longer viewed exclusively from a criminal justice framework. Implications for women's health are also considered. The health burden of rape is investigated cross-culturally, focusing on its prevalence and psychological, sociocultural, somatic, and reproductive health consequences. Cross-cultural differences between normative and non-normative rape are explored. Problems such as the difficulties associated with collecting valid and reliable data, women's reluctance to report rape, and failure to accurately assess the aftereffects of rape are discussed. Conclusions focus on how research can improve the physical and mental health of women worldwide.
Effects; prevalence; statistics