Forced Sexual Intercourse Among Young Adult Women

This fact sheet uses nationally representative data to show that forced sexual intercourse is a common experience among young adult women of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Data on forced intercourse and risky behaviors is also presented.

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Forced Sexual Intercourse Among Young Adult Women by Emily Holcombe, Jennifer Manlove, and Erum Ikramullah for Child Trends (August 2008)

This fact sheet uses nationally representative data to show that forced sexual intercourse is a common experience among young adult women of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, with verbal and physical force being the most common force used. The fact sheet also presents data that suggests the association between forced sexual intercourse and risky behaviors.

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