Position Statement: PDF OnlySexual Violence in Sport American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position StatementKoontz, Jennifer Scott MD, MPH, FAMSSM1,2; Mountjoy, Margo MD, PhD3; Abbott, Kristin E. MD4; Aron, Cindy Miller LCSW5; Basile, Kathleen C. PhD6; Carlson, Chad T. MD7; Chang, Cindy J. MD8; Diamond, Alex B. DO, MPH9; Dugan, Sheila A. MD10; Hainline, Brian MD11; Herring, Stanley A. MD12; Hopkins, Elliot MLD13; Joy, Elizabeth A. MD, MPH14; Judge, Janet P. JD15; LaBotz, Michele MD16; Matuszak, Jason MD17; McDavis, Cody J. JD18; Myers, Rebecca A. MD19; Nattiv, Aurelia MD20; Tanji, Jeffrey L. MD21; Wagner, Jessica MPH, RN11; Roberts, William O. MD, MS22Author Information 1Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Newton Medical Center, Newton, Kansas; 2Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, Kansas; 3McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, Family Medicine, Waterloo, ON, Canada; 4Department of Family and Community Medicine, Northwestern University Health Service, Evanston, Illinois; 5Department of Population Health, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest, Lebanon, Oregon; 6Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; 7Stadia Sports Medicine, West Des Moines, Iowa; 8Department of Orthopaedics and Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California; 9Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee; 10Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois; 11Sport Science Institute, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana; 12Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; 13National Federation of State High School Associations, Indianapolis, Indiana; 14Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah; 15Holland & Knight, Boston, Massachusetts; 16Intermed, Portland, Maine; 17Family Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York; 18Foundation 42, Los Angeles, California; 19Longs Peak Family Medicine, Longmont, Colorado; 20Division of Sports Medicine, Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; 21Orthopaedics, University of California Davis Sports Medicine, Sacramento, California; and 22Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Corresponding Author: Jennifer Scott Koontz, MD, MPH, Newton Medical Center, 800 Medical Center Dr., Newton, KS 67114 (email@example.com). The authors report no conflicts of interest. Received February 29, 2020 Accepted March 13, 2020 Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: June 08, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000855 Free PAP Metrics Abstract The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) convened a group of experts to develop a Position Statement addressing the problem of sexual violence in sport. The AMSSM Sexual Violence in Sport Task Force held a series of meetings over 7 months, beginning in July 2019. Following a literature review, the task force used an iterative process and expert consensus to finalize the Position Statement. The objective of this Position Statement is to raise awareness of this critical issue among sports medicine physicians and to declare a commitment to engage in collaborative, multidisciplinary solutions to reduce sexual violence in sport. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.