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Serving Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault
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June 2014
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Sexual Assault in the Transgender Community

This section discusses sexual assault as it affects transgender individuals, covering—

  • The numbers. How many transgender people are sexually assaulted? Who are the victims? The perpetrators? How do hate crime and intimate partner violence factor in?
  • Gender identity and sexual assault. Is gender identity a cause of sexual assault?
  • Chicken or egg? Does sexual assault in childhood influence gender identity?
  • Community ramifications. Does the relatively small size of transgender communities have an adverse effect on transgender victims?