Health risk behaviors and medical sequelae of childhood sexual abuse.

  title={Health risk behaviors and medical sequelae of childhood sexual abuse.},
  author={F E Springs and William N Friedrich},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  volume={67 6},
The relationship between childhood sexual abuse and subsequent health risk behaviors and medical problems was examined in 511 women who had used a family practice clinic in a rural midwestern community during a 2-year period (1988 and 1989). These women completed a questionnaire that assessed various health risk behaviors--smoking, drinking, drug abuse, number of sexual partners, and age at first intercourse--and a medical symptom checklist that assessed 38 medical problems related to major… CONTINUE READING
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