Improved sanitation may reduce sexual violence in South African townships

Improving access to public toilets in South African urban settlements may reduce both the incidence of sexual assaults by nearly 30% and the overall cost to society, a study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Management found.

The research was published April 29 in PLOS ONE.

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