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Yet more evidence that the military is still not adequately addressing the problem of sexual assault in the ranks:

“About one out of seven female veterans of Afghanistan or Iraq who visit a Veterans Affairs center for medical care report being a victim of sexual assault or harassment during military duty, a study reports today.

More than half of these women have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A similar proportion of male veterans with sexual traumas have PTSD, but fewer than one out of 100 men who had recent deployments say they were harassed or sexually assaulted in the military, the report says.

The study is the first of its size to screen veterans for sexual assaults and harassment, covering more than 125,000 who received VA care from October 2001 to October 2007.”

 October 31, 2008  Posted by on October 31, 2008

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