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J Consult Clin Psychol. 2005 Dec;73(6):1116-24.

Childhood sexual abuse, relationship satisfaction, and sexual risk taking in a community sample of women.

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Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, NY 14203, USA. testa@ria.buffalo.edu

Abstract

Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has been proposed to influence both women's adult sexual risk behaviors and the quality of their intimate relationships. Among a household sample of women (n = 732), good fit was obtained for a model in which CSA predicted Wave 1 male partner sexual risk and aggression characteristics, resulting in lower relationship satisfaction, and ultimately in higher numbers of Wave 2 sexual partners. The model was generally replicated among women who entered new relationships at Waves 2 and 3. Partner sexual risk characteristics also were associated with women's risk of sexually transmitted infection from current partner. Elevated sexual risk behaviors among CSA survivors reflect difficulty in establishing stable and safe relationships and may be reduced by interventions aimed at improving intimate relationships.

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16392972
PMCID:
PMC1401228
DOI:
10.1037/0022-006X.73.6.1116
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