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Marital Rape

MARITAL RAPE   1993 Marital rape became a crime all 50 states. 10 to 14% of married women are raped by their husbands. Women who are raped by their husbands will likely be raped a multitude of times. Martial Rape is categorized into 3 types. Force only rape – The husband uses only the amount of force necessary to coerce their wives. Battering rape – Husbands rape and batter their wives. The battering may happen concurrently or before or after the sexual assault. Sadistic/obsessive rape – Husbands use torture or perverse sexual acts. Pornography is often involved. High Risk women are women who are pregnant, who are ill or recovering from surgery, who are separated or divorced, who husbands view them as property, and those in a physically violent relationship. There are many of physical and emotional consequences that may accompany marital rape. Physical effects include: injuries to vaginal and anal areas, lacerations, soreness, bruising, torn muscles, fatigue and vomiting. For those battered and raped: broken bones, black eyes, bloody noses and knife wounds. Gynecological effects are: vaginal stretching, miscarriages, stillbirths, bladder infections, sexually transmitted diseases and infertility. Short term psychological effects include: PTSD, anxiety, shock, intense fear, depression, and suicidal ideation. Long term psychological effects: sleeping disorder, eating disorder, depression, intimacy problems, negative self images, and sexual dysfunction.
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