Why it's hard for sexual assault victims to come forward

The trauma of being sexually assaulted is an experience filled with violence. PHOTO: ST FILE

As a senior sexual assault counsellor working with Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, I often sit across from people on the worst day of their life.

The trauma of being sexually assaulted is an experience filled with violence. It transforms a person's sense of safety, her world view and her relationships with others.

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