Sexual problems of sexual assault survivors

Judith V. Becker, Linda J. Skinner, Gene G. Abel, Roz Axelrod, Joan Cichon

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Attempts to downplay the sexual component of sexual assault may actually result in an injustice to sexual assault survivors as it may desensitize professionals working with sexual assault survivors to the possible development of sexual problems. of 371 sexual assault survivors evaluated, more than 40% reported that they were experiencing sexual problems as a result of their assaults. In addition, these assault-related sexual problems can be chronic, enduring for many years. The need to screen for and provide treatment when necessary for such sexual problems is apparent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-20
Number of pages16
JournalWomen and Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 16 1984
Externally publishedYes

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