“Do You Know What It Feels Like to Drown?”

@article{Thomas2014DoYK,
  title={“Do You Know What It Feels Like to Drown?”},
  author={Kristie A. Thomas and Manisha Joshi and Susan B. Sorenson},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  year={2014},
  volume={38},
  pages={124 - 137}
}
Strangulation is a unique and particularly gendered form of nonfatal intimate partner violence, affecting 10 times as many women as men. Medical research documents multiple negative health outcomes of such victimization, and in the past decade nearly 30 U.S. states have enacted laws making nonfatal strangulation a felony. We extended prior work by using grounded theory in a qualitative study to explore women’s experiences of, thoughts about, and reactions to being strangled. Each of the 17… 

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