Sexual violence in sport: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement

Jennifer Scott Koontz, Margo Mountjoy, Kristin E. Abbott, Cindy Miller Aron, Kathleen C. Basile, Chad T. Carlson, Cindy J. Chang, Alex B. Diamond, Sheila A. Dugan, Brian Hainline, Stanley A. Herring, B. Elliot Hopkins, Elizabeth A. Joy, Janet P. Judge, Michele Labotz, Jason Matuszak, Cody J. McDavis, Rebecca A. Myers, Aurelia Nattiv, Jeffrey L. TanjiJessica Wagner, William O. Roberts

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The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) convened a group of experts to develop a Position Statement addressing the problem of sexual violence in sport. The AMSSM Sexual Violence in Sport Task Force held a series of meetings over 7 months, beginning in July 2019. Following a literature review, the Task Force used an iterative process and expert consensus to finalise the Position Statement. The objective of this Position Statement is to raise awareness of this critical issue among sports medicine physicians and to declare a commitment to engage in collaborative, multidisciplinary solutions to reduce sexual violence in sport.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-134
Number of pages3
JournalBritish journal of sports medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 2021


  • Position Statement
  • prevention
  • sexual harassment
  • sports medicine
  • violence

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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