NSVRC Publications and Position Statements on Health Issues

Impact of Sexual Assault

This two page fact sheet provides general information on the impact of sexual violence on survivors, significant others and communities.

Global Perspectives on Sexual Violence: Findings from the World Report on Violence and Health

This report summarizes the sexual violence information found in the World Report on Violence and Health from the World Health Organization. It looks at prevalence and risk factors of sexual violence, as well as promising sexual prevention approaches from around the world. Also available in Spanish.

Health and sexual violence

This research brief can help stakeholders, including sexual assault advocates and health care providers, understand the ways that sexual victimization can trigger or exacerbate physical and mental health conditions.

Sexual Violence and HIV: A Technical Assistance Guide for Victim Service Providers

This guide provides information on the prevalence of sexual violence and HIV, types of available HIV testing and treatment, benefits and risks of such testing and treatment, victims’ possible fears surrounding HIV, sexual offender testing, and steps victim service professionals can take to meet the needs of sexual violence victims.

Position on Universal Access to Anti-HIV Medication

Assessing Patients for Sexual Violence: A guide for health care providers

This guide aims to build on those tools and encourage health care providers to conduct full assessments with patients to encourage interventions that provide adequate treatments and recommendations for survivors of sexual violence.

Tips for health care professionals

This fact sheet provides information about sexual violence prevention and how health care professionals can assist victims and prevention efforts. Also available in Spanish

Exploring the links: Eating Disorders & Sexual Violence

This online resource collection offers information on the intersections of sexual violence and eating disorders.

The Resource Newsletter of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center: Spring/Summer 2004

Includes article on Medical Screening in Rural Areas.