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Female-Perpetrated Child Sexual Abuse: Prevalence Rates in Germany

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Auteurs : Jelena Gerke, Miriam Rassenhofer, Andreas Witt, Cedric Sachser, Jörg M. Fegert
Périodique : Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Dates : Date de première publication: 21/11/2019
Etendue : 15 p.
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Titre :

Female-Perpetrated Child Sexual Abuse: Prevalence Rates in Germany

Présentation de l'éditeur :

Research on female-perpetrated child sexual abuse, especially maternal sexual abuse, is scarce. Prevalences are assumed to be lower compared to male-perpetrated abuse; however, representative studies including female perpetrators are rare. Experiences of male- and female-perpetrated child sexual abuse were examined in a representative German sample. Questions included experiences of hands-on and penetrative sexual abuse. The perpetrator-victim relationship was assessed to calculate prevalences of maternal sexual abuse. A total of 2516 participants (54.53% female, 14–91 years) were questioned and prevalences, as well as group differences between victims of male perpetrators compared to female perpetrators, were calculated. Overall, 10.5% of all participants reported experiences of child sexual abuse. Female perpetrators were involved in 9.9% of the cases, i.e. 1.0% of all participants. Victims of female perpetrators were significantly more often male. A quarter of the adult female perpetrators were the mother figure of the child. The findings suggest that the share of female perpetrators in cases of child sexual abuse is rather small; concurrently, female perpetration is insufficiently recognized. Especially male victims seem to be at risk for sexual abuse by female perpetrators. Contacts for children especially within the professional support system need to be aware of the existence of female perpetrators.

Mots clés SantéPsy :

Agression sexuelle intrafamiliale, Inceste mère-enfant, Victime mineure, Auteur de violence sexuelle, Agresseur femme, Prévalence, Relation agresseur-victime, Étude de cohorte

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Allemagne

Détails

Langue : anglais
Format : bibliographie
Numéro de fiche : 174
Catalogues partenaires : CRIAVS: 2019-12-04
Type de fiche : Article de périodique
Création : 04/12/2019
Dernière modification : 04/12/2019
Statut WordPress : Publié