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Worldwide, one in three women have experienced sexual violence, causing various physical and mental health problems such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder and medically unexplained symptoms. Much has changed in the last decade. The use of the Internet, smartphones and apps has increased enormously, sexual violence is discussed more and more openly in the media. These changes have provided a platform for victims of sexual violence which has profoundly influenced the disclosing process and the victims' help-seeking behavior.
Nevertheless, the question remains whether the of victims seeking help from a professional institution has gone up. Therefore, our study aims to investigate if there have been changes in victim, incident and care characteristics among victims of a Dutch Center for Sexual Violence.
We used data of victims attending the center between andincluding registered police file registrations instead of victim's reporting statements. Victims were divided into a cohort of early years — and recent years — In —, a total of victims attended the center compared to 83 victims in — Background characteristics such as age and mental disability have hardly changed between and To improve our understanding of the influence of societal changes on help-seeking behavior, the monitoring of victim, incident and care characteristics remains crucial in the future.
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Under a Creative Commons. Abstract Worldwide, one in three women have experienced sexual violence, causing various physical and mental health problems such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder and medically unexplained symptoms.
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