Service in the US Navy is different than in the other branches because life aboard ship carries its own particular risks. Sailors live in a unique environment that may lead to injury or illness in ways that others may not expect. From using different chemicals to working on the flight…

Military Sexual Trauma (or MST) affects both men and women, and includes any sexual activity a person is involved in against his or her will. MST encompasses sexual activity where coercion is used (the threat of negative consequences, or a promise of faster promotions or better treatment), or where someone…

A New York Times article published May 1, 2014, indicated a 50 percent increase last year in reports of rapes and sexual assault, according to a study performed by the Pentagon. In 2012, a confidential Pentagon survey estimated that 26,000 men and women were victims of sexual assault. Of those,…