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Mid-August is an emotional time for college students—and, even more so, their parents. GoodCall recommends following some basic safety tips for peace of mind for three basic categories. Here are the key takeaways:
1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted during college. Alcohol plays a significant role in this reality. In fact, 50% of all sexual assaults occur while the victim, attacker, or both are under the influence, according to Dr. M. Susan Scanlon, OB-GYN at Midwest Center for Women's Healthcare.
"Research has shown that the attackers target women who are drunk, and alcohol makes it more difficult for a woman to defend herself," said Scanlon. While regulating alcohol use can reduce your risk of being sexually assaulted, remember that no victim is ever to blame for their assault. Quick tips:
During your dorm visit, ask about:
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