Sex, trauma, and the female brain

Travis Knowlton LCSW
4 min readMar 2, 2023
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There is a growing body of research on the effects of trauma, including sexual trauma, on the female brain. Trauma can have long-lasting effects on brain development and function, particularly in areas involved in emotion regulation and stress response.

Studies have shown that trauma can lead to alterations in the structure and function of the amygdala, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex, all areas of the…

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Travis Knowlton LCSW

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