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Sexual function in women with a history of intrafamilial childhood sexual abuse

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Auteurs : Ellids Kristensen, Marianne Lau
Périodique : Sexual and Relationship Therapy
Numéros : vol. 26, nº 3, ISSN 1468-1994 (Imprimé), ISSN 1468-1749 (En ligne)
Dates : Date de publication: 08/2011
Etendue : pp. 229-241
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Titre :

Sexual function in women with a history of intrafamilial childhood sexual abuse


This study investigated sexual function in women with a history of severe intrafamilial childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and the correlation between sexual problems and the severity of CSA, adult support during childhood and current psychiatric symptoms. The sample consisted of 158 women who subsequently began specialized group psychotherapy for CSA sequellae. Clinical interview and questionnaires (Present Sexual Function, Sexual and Body Satisfaction, Symptom Check List 90-R) were used for data collection in a cross sectional study design. Non-parametric analysis, linear and logistic regression analysis were applied. Of the women, 63% were unsatisfied with their current sexual life, 39% felt uncomfortable with physical endearments and 71% were unsatisfied with their body. Only 82% had an active sexual life and, of these, 73% reported at least one sexual problem, 48% orgasmic problems and 45% dyspareunia. The occurrence of sexual problems was significantly correlated to childhood physical violence, current psychological distress, flashbacks in sexual situations and discomfort with physical endearment. The prevalence of sexual pain disorders were also positively correlated to “no adult support” in childhood. The present study finds that psychiatric patients in terms of women with a history of intrafamilial CSA have wide-ranging sexual problems. It is crucial to screen for sexual problems and address them during treatment.

Mots-clés libres (FR) :

Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health

Mots-clés libres (EN) :

Child sexual abuse, Dyspareunia, Female, Sexuality, Sexual satisfaction


Langue : anglais
Numéro de fiche : 1197
Source : CrossRef: 2018-05-04
Type de fiche : Article de périodique
Création : 04/05/2018
Dernière modification : 18/10/2018
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