This is what I found on TheHill.com:

More than 1 in 16 women consider their first sexual experience to be rape, a study published Monday found.

In a survey of 13,310 American women from 18 to 44 years old, about 6.5 percent reported their first sexual experience was rape. The average age of those respondents at the time they were assaulted was about 15, while the average age of their assailants was 27, the study published in JAMA Internal Medicine reported.

Those who experienced rape as their first sexual encounter were found to be more likely to have a variety of health problems, including unwanted pregnancies and abortions.

From the study:

Question  What is the prevalence of forced sexual initiation among women and girls in the United States and its association with reproductive, gynecologic, and general health outcomes?

Findings  In this cross-sectional, nationally representative study of 13 310 American women aged 18 to 44 years, 6.5% reported forced sexual initiation (mean age at forced sexual initiation, 15.6 years). Forced sexual initiation appeared to be associated with multiple adverse reproductive, gynecologic, and general health outcomes after adjustment for demographic confounders.

Meaning  These findings could help clinicians improve the medical care of women and girls and inform the development of public health policies aimed at reducing forced sexual initiation in the United States.

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