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Disclosing sexual assault to parents: the influence of parental messages about sex.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18838619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Without frank discussion of what sex is, women may not learn what sex is not and what experiences constitute sexual assault. This qualitative study explores the relation between parental discussion and messages about sex and women's decisions of whether to disclose sexual assault to parents. Participants were 18 women from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Data were analyzed using a grounded theory approach. Findings indicate that women more often disclosed sexual assault to parents who discussed sex with them in a frank and positive manner. In addition to the role of disclosure in recovery, implications for sex and parent education are discussed.
Sharon G Smith; Sarah L Cook
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Violence against women     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1077-8012     ISO Abbreviation:  Violence Against Women     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-07     Completed Date:  2008-12-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9506308     Medline TA:  Violence Against Women     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1326-48     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Violence Prevention, National Centr for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Parent-Child Relations*
Qualitative Research
Sex Offenses / psychology*
Sexual Behavior / psychology
Social Perception
Social Support
Truth Disclosure*
United States
Women's Health

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