Corpus ID: 42985255

A longitudinal study of sexuality and gynecologic health in abused women.

  title={A longitudinal study of sexuality and gynecologic health in abused women.},
  author={J. D. Chapman},
  journal={The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association},
  volume={89 5},
  • J. D. Chapman
  • Published 1989
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
Although the nature of the sexual dysfunctions that result from rape and abuse may vary, the study reported here suggests that the dysfunctions become chronic. Sexually violent assaults alter a woman's affective as well as her gynecologic and physiologic life. The author determined the frequency of sexual dysfunction in 100 women: 30 rape victims, 35 abuse victims, and 30 case-matched controls. The sexual inventory evaluated for sexual fears, sexual desire, sexual arousal, and orgasm. To… Expand
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