More than one in three American women have experienced sexual assault, one in five is raped, and up to 75 percent have been sexually harassed in the workplace. Last week Dr Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, told senators that since the alleged attack she suffers PTSD that has left her with poor health. Today, an unprecedented study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows clear physiological links between feeling violated and developing severe negative health conditions. Monitoring more than 300 women in a clinical setting, the researchers at Pitt School of Medicine showed assault survivors have double the risk of insomnia and hypertension, and triple the risk of depression – regardless of their race or socioeconomic status. Sixty-three percent of sexual victims do not report their ordeal. Most cases that are reported to police are shelved. Here, five women who were ignored and years later still seek treatment to cope with nightmares, suicidal thoughts and anxiety share their stories with DailyMail.com. Speaking out: Kirsten Ott Palladino, 40, (pictured), now an author and a mother-of-two, was abused by a family friend, then gang raped as a teen, but her reports were… Read full this story
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