Sexual and physical abuse history and adult sexual risk behaviors: relationships among women and potential mediators.

@article{Littleton2007SexualAP,
  title={Sexual and physical abuse history and adult sexual risk behaviors: relationships among women and potential mediators.},
  author={Heather L. Littleton and Carmen Radecki Breitkopf and Abbey B. Berenson},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 7},
  pages={757-68}
}
OBJECTIVE While research has supported associations between experiencing abuse and engaging in risky sexual behaviors during adolescence, research regarding these associations among adult women is much more equivocal. In addition, few studies have attempted to identify potential pathways from abuse experiences to sexual risk behaviors. The current study examined the associations between a history of physical or sexual abuse and recent sexual risk behaviors among adult women. Additionally, this… CONTINUE READING