Women report exposure to many different types of traumatic events, and are especially likely to experience sexual assault in childhood, adulthood, or both.
Sexual assault is a type of trauma that often leads to the onset of PTSD for both women and men. Given greater exposure to this type of trauma, women are particularly at risk for PTSD.
These fact sheets have information that is specific to women and trauma.
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Last updated October 31, 2013