Effects of Sexual Harassment

Being sexually harassed can have devastating effects on a person's physical well-being, psychological health and education.  An individual may experience these problems:

• Psychological - depression, denial, anxiety, shock, anger, frustration, fear, irritability, insecurity, embarrassment, shame, guilt, self-blame, isolation.

• Physiological - headaches, lethargy, weight fluctuations, nightmares, panic reactions, sexual problems.

• Career - decreased satisfaction, absenteeism, withdrawal from school or work, drop in academic or work performance due to stress.

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