The Rock Ethics Institute


Effects of Sexual Assault

Psychological Consequences of Sexual Assault

This site lists psychological consequences that sexual assault victims might experience: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse, Self-harm/Self-Injury, Stockholm Syndrome, Depression, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Pregnancy, Flashbacks, Borderline Personality Disorder, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Body Memories, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and Suicide.

Descriptions of Physical and Psychological Consequences

This site provides detailed descriptions of physical and psychological consequences of sexual assault. It also provides some helpful advice for victims.

Description of Emotional, Psychological, and Physical Reactions

This PDF describes emotional, psychological, and physical reactions to sexual assault and discusses the impact on others, communities, and society. 

Short-term and Long-term Effects

This site describes some of the short-term and long-term effects of sexual assault on the survivor.