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Sexual Assault: Common Responses

Common Responses to Sexual Assault and/or Rape

Survivors of sexual assault or rape may experience a wide range of physical and emotional responses after the incident. Some reactions may happen immediately after the incident, while others may happen weeks, months, or even years later. It is important to remember that all of these responses are NORMAL and not everyone will respond in the same way.

Common Emotional Responses

Common Physical Responses

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