For Many U.S. Women, First Sexual Experience is Forced
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About 6.5% of women in the United States experience forced sexual initiation, scientists report in JAMA Internal Medicine.
The figure applies to women between the ages of 18 and 44. Based on their findings, researchers estimate that for over 3.3 million U.S. women, the first sexual encounter is not voluntary.
Women who experience forced sexual initiation are more likely to have certain health outcomes, such as an unwanted first pregnancy, abortion, and endometriosis, the authors said.
More information on the study, including the women's characteristics and other health outcomes, can be found here.
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