Understanding Rape and Sexual Assault

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What’s Coerced Sex?

Coercion is a tactic that perpetrators use to intimidate and force you to have sex with them without using physical force. Manipulation, fear and threats can be used to coerce a woman into sex. A 2013 study found that almost half of Black women experienced sexual coercion in their lifetime. 

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