Unit 1 Manhood and violence
20 Topics | 20 Quizzes

Topic 4 Sexual Violence Consequences

Sexual violence means an aggression and an use of someone’s body for the sexual gratification of some other person, preventing the use and right of self freedom.

It can have effects in different aspects of a woman’s life; among them we can find psychological, physical, economical, social and behavioural consequences.

  • Insecurity
  • Shame
  • Stigmatization
  • Guilt
  • Justification
  • Denial
  • Minimization
  • Amnesia
  • Eating Behaviour Disorder
  • Sleeping problems
  • Low self-esteem
  • Risk Behaviours, including suicidal and self-destructive


Bruises and injuries

Walking or sitting problems

Changes in sleeping or eating patterns


  • Gynaecological trauma
  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Insecure abortion
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • High risk sexual behaviour


  • Suspicion
  • Isolation
  • Difficulty setting limits


  • Mortality caused by complications in pregnancy, birth or abortion.
  • Mortality related to AIDS
  • Murder during rape
  • Suicide
  • Infanticide as a result of rape