How common is Military Sexual Trauma?

According to national VA information, about 1 in 5 women and 1 in 100 men who receive health care at VAhave experienced MST. Both men and women can experience MST, and significant numbers of men and women have sought treatment at VA for MST.

The frequency of MST experience for veterans receiving care at the VA St. Louis Health Care System spedifically is very similar to national rates. About 1 in 4 women who were asked by their provider if they had experienced MST, responded "yes".  One in 100 men who were screened for MST experiences responded "yes".