[LISTEN] Effects of forced first sexual experience

Women who have been forced or coerced into their first sexual experience have higher rates reproductive, gynecologic, and general health issues later, this is according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Experts estimate that 3.3 million women in the United States are forced or coerced into their first sexual experience.

Clinical sexologist Dr Eve goes through a study that was done in KwaZulu-Natal around sexuality.

Boys had a positive view of forced sex than girls. They associated it with signs of love. They said it is acceptable if the girl is financially dependent on them as a boy.

Dr Eve, Clinical sexologist

Their peers and friends said forced sex is an effective way to punish a female partner. That is devastating for me.

Dr Eve, Clinical sexologist

Listen to the full interview below...


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