Exploring the Multiplicity of Childhood Sexual Abuse with a Focus on Polyincestuous Contexts of Abuse

  title={Exploring the Multiplicity of Childhood Sexual Abuse with a Focus on Polyincestuous Contexts of Abuse},
  author={Matthew Crowley and Brenda L. Seery},
  journal={Journal of Child Sexual Abuse},
  pages={110 - 91}
  • M. Crowley, B. Seery
  • Published 18 June 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
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