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Nearly 1 in 5 women in America have been raped in their lifetime: Study

ATLANTA - Nearly 20 per cent of women in the United States have been raped at least once and one in four has been severely attacked by an intimate partner, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Wednesday. Almost 80 per cent of female victims were first raped before age 25 and more than half were raped by a current or former partner, according to the CDC's analysis of data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey of 18,049 men and women in the US in 2010. The survey, which the CDC said was the first of its kind, found that one in eight female rape victims said the perpetrator was a family member. Alaska, Oregon and Nevada had the highest percentage of women who had been raped, the study found. One in seven men reported having experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner and one in 71 men said they had been raped...

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