Rape Crisis & Sexual Assault Services
Partner Rape is defined as sexual acts committed without a person's consent and/or against a person's will when the perpetrator is the individual's current partner (married or not), previous partner, or co-habitator.
More than half (51.1%) of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance.
If you are a victim of acquaintance rape, get the help and support you need to cope with the effects of the assault and heal from the trauma you have suffered.
3 types of Partner Rape:
Emotional & Physical Reactions:
Injuries to the vaginal and anal areas
Injuries caused by weapons
Contraction of STIs, including HIV
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Fundamental loss of trust
Research indicates that survivors of partner rape are more likely to be raped multiple times when compared to stranger and acquaintance rape survivors. As such, partner rape survivors are more likely to suffer severe and long-lasting physical and psychological injuries.
Building a Community Free of Sexual Violence