Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Podcast, Season 2: Episode 119:
Sexual Violence & Its impact On Pregnancy and Adoption
The CDC defines sexual violence as a sexual activity when consent in not obtained or not freely given. It is a serious public health problem in the United States. Sexual violence impacts every community and affects people of all genders, sexual orientations, and ages—anyone can experience or perpetrate sexual violence. The perpetrator of sexual violence is usually someone known to the victim, such as a friend, current or former intimate partner, coworker, neighbor, or family member.
National Sexual Assault Hotline. Free. Confidential. 24/7
1800-656-4673 or 1800-656-HOPE
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
This is a national anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims, survivors and the anti-trafficking community. 1-888-373-7888 (TTY: 711) Text 233733