Sexual Violence and Abuse

Lynette Shotton*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter explores the prevalence of sexual violence and abuse (SVA) in more depth. It focuses on the context of the UK; however, statistics regarding the prevalence of SVA are similar worldwide. We explore the terms used to describe those who have experienced sexual violence and briefly touch on the history of this topic. SVA is entrenched in gender-based violence and the prevalence and impact throughout society and with regard to conviction is touched upon.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupporting Survivors of Sexual Violence and Abuse
Subtitle of host publicationApproaches to Care for Health Professionals
EditorsClaire Dosdale, Emma Senior, Lynette Shotton, Katy Skarparis
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Electronic)9781003225461
ISBN (Print)9781032126227
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2024

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