New Mexico Department of Health
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Sexual Violence Services and Prevention

Sexual assaults are acts of violence where sex is used as a weapon. Assaults are motivated primarily out of anger and/or a need to feel powerful by controlling, dominating, or humiliating the victim. Victims/Survivors of sexual assaults are forced, coerced, and/or manipulated to participate in unwanted sexual activity. Victims/survivors do not cause their assaults and are not to blame, offenders are responsible for the assaults.


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Sexual Assault Fact Sheet

This informative Sexual Assault Fact Sheet explains many topics including what sexual assault is, how many women are victims of sexual assault, sexual assault in New Mexico, where to go for help, and more.


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