The Negative Effects of Rape – WRAPA highlights the effects of Rape as Sensitization continues
In this post, WRAPA highlights the effects of Rape, which are entirely negative.
The effects of rape can include both the initial physical trauma as well as deep psychological trauma. Although rape victims commonly report injuries and issues with their reproductive health after the sexual assault, rape doesn’t always involve physical force.The most common and lasting effects of rape involve mental health concerns and diminished social confidence.
1) PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF RAPE
Physical effects of rape can arise from both forced sexual assault and those not involving forcible submission, such as drug assisted date rape. Forced sexual assault frequently causes visible bruising or bleeding in and around the vaginal or anal area and bruises on other parts of the body from coercive violence. But both forced and other types of rape can have many other physical consequences:
Painful intercourse (with significant other)
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) – HIV, genital warts,gonorrhea, chlamydia, and others
2) PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF RAPE
Victims experience both short & long-term psychological effects of rape. One of the most common psychological consequences of rape is self-blame. Victims use self-blame as an avoidance-based coping tool. Self-blame slows or stops the healing process.
Other common emotional and psychological effects of rape include:
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – feelings of severe anxiety and stress
Flashbacks – memories of rape as if it is taking place again
Borderline personality disorder
Dissociative identity disorder
Distrust of others – uneasy in everyday social situations
Feelings of personal powerlessness – victims feel the rapist robbed them of control over their bodies.
After much said, the effects of Rape are entirely negative and capable of damaging victms both physically and psychologically. Therefore, Let us do all we can to end Rape. Don’t be silent, speak up.