Sexual crimes against female veterans results inPTSD

Sexual crimes against female veterans results inPTSD

To be a part of the American army is a matter of pride for most. Unfortunately, the same may not hold true for women who play an equally important role in the U.S. military.

The past couple of years has witnessed an increase in crimes against women, specifically related to sexual assault, in the U.S. military. A fact sheet by the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) states that one in five women and one in 100 men have admitted to been victims of military sexual trauma (MST). The figures exhibit statistics of only those who have chosen to come forward. Many still bear the burden in silence, fearing loss of employment and could be working with their abusers. Read more