Survivors of sexual and domestic assault avoid the dentist, research finds

Play
Stop
 
 
Image: Pexels-Anna Shvets

Content Warning: The following discusses content that may be distressing for some.

A report published at the World Dental Congress in Sydney has found a growing number of sexual and domestic assault survivors are avoiding the dentist, fearing the enclosed proximity and confines of the chair will re-trigger trauma.

75 per cent of injuries from violence involve the head, neck, face and mouth, which are the main areas of the body that dentists work with.

(Visited 55 times, 1 visits today)
Download Audio

The Wire is produced in partnership by

Contributor Stations

Supporters and Program Distribution