America is facing a silent epidemic that affects nearly 39 million people and its domino effect on all areas of crime, police, finance and health care costs Americans billions of dollars each year. What is worse, the crisis is mostly reported in the country, according to one expert, the silence surrounding the question only allows the opportunity for perpetrators and victims refuge least damage.
"Sexual abuse affects the lives of four girls and one in six children in the age of 18 years," says Trish Kinney, a blogger for the Huffington Post and the survivor of a family of sexual abuse. "With 39 million victims of sexual abuse in the United States today, over 30 percent of all sexual assaults go unreported. Take the fact that 80 percent of the authors deny the abuse, it is a crisis of enormous proportions. "
The effect of the abuse comes in many ways, according to statistics from a wide range of studies, reported by the darkness of the founding of the light:
• Children who have been sexually abused are more likely to experience physical health problems (eg headache).
• Victims of child sexual abuse reported more symptoms of PTSD, more sadness and more school problems than non-victims.
• Victims of sexual abuse of children are more likely to suffer from major depressive disorder in adults.
• Young girls who are sexually abused are more likely to develop eating disorders during adolescence.
• Victims of violent teenagers have difficulty in the transition to adulthood, are more likely to suffer financial failure and physical injury, and risk failure in other areas because of problems behaviors and outcomes of victimization.
• Victims of sexual abuse of children of drug problems. 70-80 percent of survivors of sexual abuse report drugs and alcohol to excess.
• Girls who are abused?Sexually are three times more likely to develop psychiatric disorders or drug and alcohol abuse in adulthood, than girls who are victims of sexual abuse.
• Among male survivors, more than 70 percent seek treatment for psychological issues such as substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. Men who have been abused?are more likely to sexually violent to others.
• Nearly 50 percent of women in state prisons who have been abused?as children.
• More than 75 percent of serial rapists report they were sexually abused in their youth.
Kinney said her experiences in a house of sexual abuse in his autobiography, Silver Platter girl of seven locks press and so many fairs in silence, afraid to meet members of the family who is not flattered by some revelations .
“Instead of being a proud moment for the first time published author, I was worried sick about what would make a handful of others whose personal history is intimately bound up with mine, how my children feel to know certain things about their parents that no child should know how this would affect my business, and if you need to do, “said Kinney.
“No, there was a party. But I guess if someone dares to say it all, every painful detail in a book, so maybe we desensitize our culture and not feel tainted by what happened and tell us what’s been passed to us. At the end of silence, we can begin to end the plague and all the horrible side effects that remain in our nation and our children. “