In a survey of 1,439 female college students, 24% reported that they had what they considered consensual sexual intercourse between the ages 13 and 15 (2% at age 13, 7% at age 14, and 15% at age 15). Contrary to the impression left by studies of teenage mothers, the majority of their male sexual partners were not substantially older than them but instead were more typically "somewhat older" (2-4 years apart) or similar aged (less than 2 years apart).
Examined the meaning of rape and sexual abuse from the points of view of women and suggested how rape research, prevention, and intervention strategies might become more culturally appropriate for them. Focus group approach was used to explore concepts related to rape and sexual abuse among 17 Mexican immigrant women 22-55 yrs old living in rural Arizona. The women discussed definitions of various forms of unwanted sexual experiences, their personal knowledge of someone who had been raped or sexually abused, and their perceptions of the roots of sexual abuse.
Deals with a study which examined the adverse effect of childhood sexual/physical abuse among substance-abusing women with infants or young children. Sociodemographic background of the study; Correlations between childhood abuse experience and baseline variables; Service outcomes and childhood abuse
Attempted to determine the nature and existence of sexual assault of men in the community through victim reports to agencies servicing the needs of sexual assault victims. Out of the 336 surveys returned, 172 agencies reported contact with 3,635 men who had sought treatment for sexual assault occurring in their adulthood. Most assaults occurred between the ages of 16 and 30 in which the vast majority of these men experienced symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2002 APA, all rights reserved)
The purpose of the present investigation was to empirically evaluate the effectiveness of a sexual assault education program. Participants in this study included 94 college women who were randomly assigned to either the treatment group or control group.
This study analyzed data from the 1995 National College Health Risk Behavior Survey (NCHRBS) to assess the prevalence of lifetime rape among female college students and to examine the association between rape and health-risk behaviors. The NCHRBS used a mail questionnaire to assess health-risk behaviors among a nationally representative sample of undergraduate students. Twenty percent of female students reported ever having been forced to have sexual intercourse, most often during adolescence.
Objective: This paper is the second of 2 parts reviewing the topic of stalking. It focuses on victims' difficulties with the legal system and the psychotherapeutic tasks for victims and therapists. Method: Computerized literature searches were used to identify relevant papers from psychiatric and legal journals. Publications by victims' and women's organizations provided additional information.