Self-defining as sexually abused and adult sexual risk behavior: results from a cross-sectional survey of women attending an STD clinic.

@article{Senn2011SelfdefiningAS,
  title={Self-defining as sexually abused and adult sexual risk behavior: results from a cross-sectional survey of women attending an STD clinic.},
  author={Theresa E. Senn and Michael P Carey and Patricia A Coury-Doniger},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={353-62}
}
OBJECTIVE Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is associated with increased sexual risk behavior in adulthood, and this association may be mediated by traumagenic dynamics constructs (i.e., traumatic sexualization, trust, guilt, and powerlessness). However, few studies have investigated whether such relationships hold for women who do not identify as having experienced CSA despite meeting objective criteria that CSA occurred. This study sought to determine whether individuals who met research criteria… CONTINUE READING

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