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Unwanted sex: Health and risk behaviors in college women

Fontenot, Holly B. MS, RN, WHNP-BC; Fantasia, Heidi Collins PhD, RN, WHNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000388209.08734.81

Approximately 16% of all women in the U.S. have experienced rape or attempted rape during their lifetime, and a high proportion occurs during the college years; approximately 20–25% of college-aged women have reported some type of sexual assault. The purpose of this research was to understand college women's health behaviors related to unwanted sex.

At Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, Mass. Dr. Holly B. Fontenot is a clinical assistant professor and Dr. Heidi Collins Fantasia is a postdoctoral fellow.

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