Incidence and types of sexual dysfunctions in rape and incest victims

Judith V. Becker, Linda J. Skinner, Gene G. Abel, Eileen C. Treacy

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Abstract

Many authors have commented on the impact of sexual assault on the sexual lives of the victims. Eighty-three victims were interviewed with regard to their sexual histories, and completed the Sexual A rousal Inventory, to determine the incidence and. types of sexual dysfunctions in rape and incest victims: 56% of these victims experienced sexual dysfunctions postassault; 71 % of these subjects reported that the sexual assault precipitated the dysfunction. Fear of sex, arousal or desire dysfunctions were the most common sexual problems presented within this victim sample. The Sexual Arousal Inventory was not successful in discriminating dysfunctional and nondysfunctional rape and incest victims.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-74
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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  • Clinical Psychology

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